Drifting

  • 2020 Toyota Supra Formula D car with 2JZ engine swap

    The 2020 Toyota Supra is headed to Formula Drift, but its BMW-sourced 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 won't burn up its rear tires. Instead, it's headed to the top drift series with a venerable 3.0-liter 2JZ inline-6 from the fourth-generation car under the hood. Professional drifter Daigo Saito posted photos to Instagram of his latest Formula D drift car and they show the 2JZ engine under the hood. This could very well be the world's first 2JZ swap for the 2020 Supra, since the car hasn't gone on sale in any market yet. We knew it was inevitable, even Toyota knew it was inevitable, that the...

  • New Zealand man builds drift track around house
    New Zealand man built a drift track around his house

    Hamilton, New Zealand resident Takeshi Teruya decided to live out his dream when he moved from Japan in 2007. The 37-year-old drifting enthusiast built a 426-foot-long drift circuit...around his house. Now, Teruya can practice his hobby every single day without the need to travel more than a couple...

  • Matt Field drifts a mountain in 1,060-hp Corvette
    Watch Matt Field drift a mountain in his 1,060-hp Corvette

    Matt Field is a top talent in the Formula Drift series. For the 2018 season, Field finished 7th overall which is a strong finish given just how stacked the field was this past season. When he wasn't racing, Field decided to slay some tires and release horsepower on a poor unsuspecting mountain...

  • Vaughn Gittin Jr. drifts a 900-horsepower Ford Mustang at the Nürburgring
    Vaughn Gittin Jr. drifts a 900-horsepower Mustang around the 'Ring

    You saw him drift around the Nürburgring earlier this year in a Ford F-150 Raptor. Now watch famous drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. return to the German racetrack in his 900-horsepower Ford Mustang Formula Drift car. As you may have guessed, the result is a lot of noise, tire smoke and even some...

  • Vaughn Gittin Jr drifts the Nürburgring in a Ford Raptor
    Watch Vaughn Gittin Jr. drift the Nurburgring in a Ford Raptor

    His title is Professional Fun Haver, and Vaughn Gittin Jr. lives up to that name. The Formula Drift pilot was recently in Germany to drive his Ford Mustang RTR drift car around the Nürburgring, but the weather was crummy so Gittin instead decided to send his Ford Raptor sideways around the...

  • BMW M4 CS drifts the 'Ring in a spot for Pennzoil
    Witness the BMW M4 CS drift around the 'Ring in Pennzoil's latest film

    Warning: some cones were damaged during the filming of this video. Having access to clear racetrack is a dream that sits high on many a car guy's automotive bucket list. Getting access a wide-open Nürburgring along with the keys to a BMW M4 CS seems like you're aiming a bit too high...

  • Ansel Elgort, aka Baby Driver, drifts his Subaru WRX in the snow

    The film "Baby Driver" was one of the surprise hits of 2017. If you enjoy doing silly things in cars, then the odds are good that you also enjoyed this movie and the vehicular exploits of the titular character Baby. The actor who portrayed Baby is Ansel Elgort. He owns one of the red Subaru WRX sedans used during filming, and he's still clearly having plenty of fun with the car as he recently posted a video in which he throws down some snowy donuts. Nyc snowstorm no worries baby will give u a ride pic.twitter.com/oUyVi787BH — Ansel Elgort (@AnselElgort) January 4, 2018 According to...

  • 2018 BMW M5 refueling during longest continuous vehicle drift attempt
    Driver in BMW M5 sets 232.5-mile record for longest drift

    BMW driving instructor Johan Schwartz has set the world record for the longest continuous drift using a 2018 BMW M5. Schwartz’s sustained drift measured an impressive 232.5 miles, or 143 miles more than the previous record set in 2014. The latest attempt took place on a wet surface at...

  • BMW car-to-car refueling during longest vehicle drift world record attempt
    Learn how BMW re-fueled mid-drift during its Guinness World Record attempt

    BMW set out to attempt a Guinness World Record for the longest-distance drift in eight hours, but the task presented a unique challenge. If BMW was to set the record, how would the team refuel the car without stopping? Previous record setters equipped cars with a massive fuel tank, but BMW and the...

  • Ford Performance Drift Stick for the Ford Focus RS
    Ford Focus RS Drift Stick provides on-demand sideways action

    As if the Ford Focus RS's famed "Drift Mode" isn't enough, Ford Performance used the 2017 SEMA show to reveal its next supplement to on-demand sideways action: the Drift Stick, a Ken Block-approved electronically controlled performance handbrake you can retrofit to the Focus RS. Rally cars utilize...

  • Ryan Tuerk drives his Ferrari-powered Toyota 86 on the street
    Ryan Tuerck's Ferrari-powered Toyota 86 hits the streets

    Ryan Tuerk is creating a new definition for "daily driven race car." Of course, we're talking about his insane Ferrari-powered Toyota 86, which he took out on public roads to prove it is, in fact, a street car. Dubbed the Toyota GT4586, the car features a donor engine from a Ferrari 458 Italia...

  • Battledrift 2 with Daigo Saito and Steve Biagioni
    Battledrift 2 pits GT-R vs. Murcielago on a British dockside

    Those at home definitely shouldn't try and mimic the stunts seen here. Battledrift is back, and this time, Daigo Saito has a new challenger. Saito, a renowned drifter hailing from Japan, takes on Europe's tire slayer, Steve Biagioni. Saito's 659-horsepower Lamborghini Murcielago also returns front...

  • New Guinness World Record for largest tire-mark image is set by a pair of Ford Mustangs

    There's a new Guinness World Record for a category I'm pretty sure you never knew existed. It's for the Largest Tire-Mark Image, and it was just claimed by a pair of Ford Mustangs. The stunt went down in Saudi Arabia under the watchful eye of a Guinness official. The previous record took up a space 500 square meters. A pair of drivers from Aljazirah Vehicles Agencies and Aljazirah Ford Racing piloted a pair of Mustangs to lay down a burning tire-based image that spanned 883.98 square meters (9,515 square feet), which means the drivers smashed that old record. CHECK OUT: Subaru to debut BRZ...

  • Stina Hubinette drifts her Lamborghini Huracan 580-2
    A lady, a Lamborghini, and a handbrake

    The Lamborghini Huracán, when it first arrived, promised to be a focused Italian speedster that maintained some semblance of balance thanks to its Audi internals and all-wheel-drive system. That car was the 580-4. It wasn't long, however, until Lamborghini brought forth the drifter's delight...

  • Vaughn Gittin Jr in his Forever Drift at Catalunya
    Vaughn Gittin, Jr. lays down massive drift at Catalunya

    Vaughn Gittin, Jr. has a serious amount of control over his Ford Mustang RTR. That RTR stands for Ready to Rock, and that's what Gittin gets to doing. In this video, he's brought the Mustang out to Barcelona, Spain's famed Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya and he wants to do what he does best. That...

  • 2015 Red Bull Racing Australia Holden Commodore Australia Supercars race car-based drift machine
    Red Bull turns Australia Supercars Commodore into wild drift machine

    The powerful rear-wheel-drive machines of the Australia Supercars Championship are already prone to drifting, but imagine taking one and modifying it for the specific goal of going sideways. That’s exactly what top team Red Bull Racing Australia did with its multiple race-winning Holden...

  • Ryan Tuerck drifts around New Hampshire Motor Speedway
    Watch Ryan Tuerck drift a Scion FR-S at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

    Drifting star and New Hampshire native Ryan Tuerck didn't have to go very far for his latest stunt: New Hampshire Motor Speedway. As the video shows, Tuerck and his New England-based team perform a little much-needed maintenance to bring his Scion FR-S up to spec including, of course, new tires...

  • Rolls-Royce Drift Car
    Classiest Sideways Shenanigans With A Rolls-Royce Drift Car

    We've recently shown you that drifting is a bit harder than you might think. Imagine doing this tire-killing deed in a car designed to keep its occupants cossetted in supreme comfort and luxury. Imagine doing it in a vehicle that has engineers who enjoy adding in more weight rather than trying to...

  • Drift 101 Student Drifter

    So you want to learn how to get sideways? You think it looks easy enough, right? A bit of throttle, some opposite lock dialed into the steering, and now you're king of the streets. You're burning up tires, you've got 100,000 followers on Instagram, and you're ready to take on the big leagues. Let me clue you in on a little secret: Drifting is hard. Like, really hard. It's an incredible delicate balance between your throttle, steering, brakes, eyes and hands, and it's a dance that takes serious practice. Thankfully, places like Drift 101 exist to teach you how to go from turning donuts to...

  • The Making of Battle Drift
    Behind The Scenes Of The #BATTLEDRIFT Video

    Last December, Monster Energy pitted two of its drift stars against each other. The stage was set in a derelict Russian-themed village in Japan. Vaughn Gittin Jr brought his RTR Ford Mustang while Daigo Saito came prepared with his Liberty Walk-bodied drift-ready Lamborghini Murcielago. That's one...

  • Drift Battle
    Mustang Goes Up Against A Murcielago In Drift Battle: Video

    Vaughn Gittin Jr. helms a pretty wicked Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Mustang as his main drift machine. It's worked on by his RTR crew, and it's packing 550 horsepower. Daigo Saito has taken a different approach with his slideways rocketship. His choice of vehicle is a Lamborghini Murcielago that's...

  • Nissan 370Z drift action at abandoned Hawthorne Plaza shopping mall - Image via Hoonigan
    Hoonigans Tackle Abandoned Mall 'Tokyo Drift' Style In Black Friday Preparation Video

    Many readers no doubt will spend some time at a shopping mall this long weekend. We just hope you don’t get any ideas on how to escape the crowds after watching this latest video from the Hoonigans. The professional drifting and gymkhana squad recently teamed up with Nissan to film a drifting...

  • Father Son Drift
    Father Brings Son Along For Drift Session: Video

    Old man take a look at your life, I'm a lot like you... I need someone to drift the whole day through... Anton Avdeev is a drifter with one sweet ride. It's a Toyota Sprinter that's fully prepped to spend most of its time sideways. The car also has a passenger, and that's where Avdeev's son likes...

  • Daigo Saito's 1,000-hp HKS R35 Nissan GT-R for the 2015 Formula D season
    1,000-HP Nissan GT-R Drift Car: Video

    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. ALSO SEE: Nissan GT-R Blows A Tire At 200MPH, Driver Keeps It Together...

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