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What’s the difference between a professional drift Scion FR-S and a professional rally Subaru BRZ? It’s simple: one does jumps!

Both of these cars have the same basic chassis and both go very sideways, but the two cars have totally different attitudes in engine builds (flat four in the rally car, swapped straight six in the drift car) and totally different suspension setups and components. The drift car only has to deal with smooth, flat pavement, while the rally car has to have tons of travel for bumps, rocks, and jumps you find in a rally stage.


Both these cars are run by the same shop, Nameless Performance, and Formula Drift pro Ryan Tuerck got to run the two of them back to back.

Watch all his impressions above.

Raphael Orlove is features editor for Jalopnik.

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