Here's How to Turn a Camaro Into a Ridiculous Electric Drift Car

If an electric drift car comes flying around the corner and there are plenty of race fans around to hear it, does it still make a sound? The engine—no. But the tires? Oh hell yes.


Napoleon Motorsports did something pretty outstanding. They’ve entered the first-ever electric drift car in the Formula Drift series—a series that literally rewrote the rules so they could compete—once again reaffirming that drifting is probably the best form of racing there is, ever.

So how did they outfit their Chevy Camaro EL1 to get it ready for the track? Donut Media has an awesome video that dives into just that:

This video is wild. A stock track Camaro is 3,300 lb carthe team outfitted theirs with an 800 lb electric powertrain, and somehow still managed to clock the finished race car at under 3,000 lbs.

Spend your Monday listening to the sweet, sweet scream of tires being pushed to their limit by a dead-silent powertrain.

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i just want to watch this thing drift. not listen to the dude with justin timberlake curls sticking out from under his flat brim yell about it. its straight up unwatchable