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We Took The World's Craziest Street Legal Drift Car To Times Square

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.

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When Ryan Tuerck — professional in Formula Drift and star of his own YouTube show on Network A — built this so-called “street car,” the Internet called bullshit. It’s a stripped, caged, widened, engine-swapped 500 horsepower monster of a Scion FR-S. It has no windows, it has no A/C, it has no radio. It has racing suspension, seats, belts, and a roll cage. To better go completely sideways at over a hundred miles an hour, Tuerck built it wider in the front than it is in the back.

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I didn’t care who he banged at the DMV; I had to put this thing to the test and see if its “street car” title actually meant something. So that’s how we ended up in Times Square.

How Ryan and I didn’t get arrested, how we didn’t get heat stroke, I do not know.

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DISCUSSION

jimal
Just wear your damn mask...

How exactly is this thing street legal? Okay, it has a plate on it, but I think that is some sort of oversight. There is no way this car passes an inspection.