For a guy who’s only real experience behind the wheel was the occasional “high-spirited” driving on the roads of Long Island, drifting is one helluva sport to jump into. Combine that with the fact that the only real mechanical background I have thus far is what some would consider to be that of a “Subie Destroyer,”…
Ah, Road Atlanta. One of America’s most famous racetracks, and the home of Petit Le Mans. It always helps to lay a little rubber down on the pavement, right? Let these drifters take care of that with some of the craziest high-speed sideways action I’ve ever seen.
What’s the difference between a professional drift Scion FR-S and a professional rally Subaru BRZ? It’s simple: one does jumps!
Earlier this month, we saw a Ferrari 458 engine mounted in the nose of a Toyota GT86. We had no idea how it was supposed to work. But now we have a first look at the build process, like how it will have intakes behind the front wheels.
Wait, how is that intake going to work?
Well, this is one of the more interesting engine swaps in recent years.
That is a very big drift. Really and truly quite big.
It’s no surprise that most drifters are broke ex-skaters in janky old Nissans. It’s a cheap motorsport, at least comparatively. But drifting is getting ever-higher profile, and that means more and more expensive cars are going sideways. That is to say they’re out here drifting Ferraris.
Ok, yeah, so this is extremely awesome.
This is Ryan Tuerck’s Formula Drift Not-A-Scion-FR-S doing some testing up at The Ridge in rainy Washington State. It sounds like a large turbocharger that happens to have a straight six attached to it.
I guess I shouldn’t be surprised they made it out unscathed—these are two of the best drivers in the world.
Hey, remember when Ken Block turned his stage rally Mk2 Ford Escort into a tarmac-spec Gymkhana car? Yes, that was yesterday. Now watch it shred tires like a beast with Formula Drift pro Ryan Tuerck at the wheel.
Pops has left you with a bunch of stupid chores to do. How do you enjoy yourself? Do some doughies in his pickup.
What if you don’t have the flame-spitting, huge horsepower car of your dreams? What if you’re stuck driving your mom’s minivan? Can you still do a burnout? Uh hell to the yes you can.
The swamp muck tourist trap Times Square is unquestionably the most crowded, busy, garbage place to take a car just about anywhere in the world. So we took this 500 horsepower “street car” built by professional drifter Ryan Tuerck there to see if it could handle it.
Tug of war in the automotive realm is usually done with bend-prone lifted trucks. Formula Drift professional nutbars Ryan Tuerck and Chris Forsberg tried the game out with their drift cars.
What’s the best way to test two of the best pro drifters in the world? With completely ridiculous challenges, including car-to-car paintball.
If you own a new sports car — let’s say you have a Nissan 370Z — how much power would you make from a twin turbo kit, and how hard would it be?
Ryan Tuerck finished on the podium at the opening round of Formula Drift over the weekend. He had a shot at the top, only to get stopped by a mechanical failure. Watch him join in with his crew and try to swap his seized diff in their allotted five minutes of time.