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Tanner Foust's Scion tC Drift Car: V8-Powered, RWD, Ridiculous

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U.S. Top Gear non-host and racer Tanner Foust, a champion drifter, has traded in his Nissan 350Z to get fast and furious with this: a RWD, NASCAR V8-powered Scion tC Formula Drift car.

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This car could not be less like a real Scion tC if it tried and, for drifting, it's probably a good thing it isn't. First, the car has been converted into a more drift-appropriate rear-wheel drive setup. Gone is the dinky four-banger, replaced instead with a Toyota NASCAR V8 putting out 650 HP and 450 lb-ft of torque through a four-speed shifter. The car was prepped by AEM and is a beast to behold.

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The car will compete in the Formula D series and, obviously, is still sponsored by Rockstar Energy Drink.

[Toyota via Inside Line, AutoBlog]

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DISCUSSION

jark
pedal to the mettle

I would love to drive this except it would have to have a very quiet exhaust system on it and it would need to look a lot ricier - primered body kit half falling off, tons of stickers, windshield washer LEDs, metallic spray painted mesh in the grille, etc. It would be a total sleeper. I can imagine some mid-lifer pulling up next to me at a stop light all self-satisfied in his new Camaro SS and then crying into his latte after getting his doors blown off by a little Japanese girlycar.