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800-horsepower Toyota GT 86X - Image courtesy Speedhunters

Speedhunters Present 800-Horsepower Scion FR-S Drift Car

For those who feel the Scion FR-S is lacking in power, take a gander at this custom Toyota GT 86, the FR-S’ twin sold overseas, which has been developed by the guys at Speedhunters together with German suspension specialist KW Automotive. The vehicle, which has been labeled the GT 86X, has... read more

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Justin Pawlak battles Daijiro Yoshihara in Formula DRIFT finals - Anne Proffit photo

Pawlak's Mustang Wins Formula DRIFT Opener At Long Beach

The signs surrounding Long Beach, CA's convention center and arena next to the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach race circuit said it all: "Formula DRIFT Sold Out." An overflow... read more April 8, 2012 by 


 
Ryan Tuerck - Anne Proffit photo

Formula Drift Kicks Off 2012 Season In Long Beach

The Formula Drift season started on Friday in Long Beach, CA with 60 cars and drivers--including 19 rookies--vying to make the field of 32 for Saturday's eliminations... read more April 6, 2012 by 


 
Max Orido and his V-8 Toyota GT 86

Toyota GT 86 Gets Lexus IS F V-8 Transplant, Goes Drifting: Video

Well, that was quick. Just a handful of weeks after its launch in Japan, the GT 86 has already been gutted and fitted with a Lexus IS F V-8 engine for use in D1 Grand Prix... read more March 30, 2012 by 


 
The All Electric Drift Car (AEDC) concept.

Coming Soon: The Sport Of Electric Car Drifting

Like it or not, electric cars will begin making inroads into mainstream motorsports, probably in the not-too-distant future. Electric drag racing is already an established... read more March 28, 2012 by 


 
Yvan Muller, at work in the Chevy Camaro.

Chevrolet Camaro Drifting Done Right: Video

When it comes to sliding a two-ton, rear-drive pony car with 426 horsepower on tap around corners, there’s a right way to go about it and a wrong way. Do it right, and... read more January 4, 2012 by 


 
Rhys Millen hoons the Genesis Coupe drift car through HMA HQ

Drift Thug Hoons Genesis Coupe Through Hyundai HQ: Video

What do you get when you add a drift-crazy Kiwi criminal to the Hyundai Genesis Coupe drift car, mix in a little humor, a donut-munching security guard, some pretty marginal... read more December 15, 2011 by 


 
Scion FR-S drifting with Ken Gushi and Speedhunters

2013 Scion FR-S Goes Drifting: Video

The upcoming Subieyota trio of cars (BRZ, GT 86, and FR-S) is an intriguing as-yet-unknown in the world of affordable, relatively light sports cars. Nearly taking the place... read more December 12, 2011 by 


 
Subaru WRX with a BMW V-10 engine

Subaru WRX With BMW V-10 = Drift Madness: Video

There aren't many production engines that sound better at full song than BMW's V-10, which manages to simply scream rather than sounding like a truck as many other V-10s do... read more September 7, 2011 by 


 
Chevrolet Camaro airbags deploy during drift event

Chevy Camaro's Airbags Deploy While Attempting To Drift -- Update: GM Responds

Update: Chevrolet's director of communications, Michael Albano, has responded with the following: "It is unusual to have this occur. However, it is possible for a driver to... read more August 12, 2011 by 


 
AMG Driving Academy drift lesson

AMG Driving Academy Takes You Drifting: Video

If you haven't been following the AMG Driving Academy Performance Series with Tommy Kendall since we brought you the first episode, you should have been. This is an example... read more August 2, 2011 by 


 
2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe

2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Drift Action: Video

With a big 6.2-liter V-8 engine mounted up front, and drive sent strictly to the rear wheels, we can think of few better cars than the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe to go... read more August 2, 2011 by 


 
Vaughn Gittin, Jr. drifts Saudi Arabia style

Vaughn Gittin Jr. Drifts Saudi-Style: Video

Saudi Arabians are well-known the world over for their completely mental freeway drifting--often weaving between traffic or other obstacles at extremely high speeds. Vaughn... read more July 19, 2011 by 


 
2012 Challenger SRT8 sideways in B-roll footage

2012 Charger, Challenger, Grand Cherokee SRT8 Hoon It Up: Video

When a new car is launched, the manufacturer typically provides the media with a few minutes of "B-roll" footage, to be used for voiceovers and the like. Typically, it's... read more July 15, 2011 by 


 
Mauro Calo sets world record drift in Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes Driver Sets 7,572-Foot Guinness World Record Drift: Video

Sliding a car around a circle, tires blazing, looking out the side window, Mauro Calo drove his way into the record books this Sunday, keeping the drift up for a record 2,308... read more June 20, 2011 by 


 
Akira Iida drifting the 2012 Lexus LFA

Akira Iida Drifts The 2012 Lexus LFA: Video

With a screaming 4.8-liter V-10 engine channeling 552 horsepower through its rear wheels, few other production cars are more suitable for drifting than the 2012 Lexus LFA... read more June 17, 2011 by 


 
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