There are many things the Nissan GT-R excels at—but thanks to its all-wheel drive, drifting typically isn’t one of them. But this is no typical GT-R. It’s a 1,000-hp smoke-belching, rear-wheel drive beast.

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It’s Daigo Saito’s HKS R35 GT-R drift car for the 2015 Formula D season, and this is just the shakedown.

Beautifully shot, the pure roar of the built VR38DETT under the hood and the scream of the tires are the only accompaniment.