Drifting

  • The popularity of drifting also has increased the popularity of collecting Japanese automobiles | Re

    Motorsports has always influenced the collector car hobby, drifting will not be any different

  • Porsche Taycan sets Guinness World Record for longest drift with an electric vehicle
    Porsche Taycan sets Guinness World Record for longest drift with an electric vehicle

    A rear-wheel-drive Porsche Taycan electric car set a new drifting record by spinning its rear wheels for 26.2 miles.

  • Ken Block teaches his daughter to drift (screenshot)
    Ken Block taught his 13-year-old daughter how to drift

    Ken Block's 13-year-old daughter just learned to drive a stick and now she's drifting her dad's 1972 Ford Escort Mk2 RS.

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

  • 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

    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 moments of air. Unfortunately there isn't a full lap shown, but you do see the beast of a car tackle a number of familiar spots on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, including the Karussell. "The Nordschleife is one of, if not, the most iconic track in the world and I have been in love with the danger...

  • 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
    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...

  • 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

    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 hydraulic handbrakes to initiate quick drifts, though a hydraulic unit would require substantial modifications. Ford Performance instead worked out an electronic solution that taps into the antilock braking system, opens up the rear-drive unit clutches, and applies hydraulic pressure to lock the...

  • 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
    Mustangs perform massive drift to set new Guinness record

    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...

  • 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

    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 Commodore Australia Supercars racer from the 2016 season. Instead of retiring the car, crew members spent their off-time to turn it into a proper drift machine. The result is one mean-looking machine. The crew retained the existing running gear, in this case a 640-horsepower 5.0-liter V-8 paired with a...

  • 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
    Drift 101: A Track Day Spent Sliding Sideways

    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...

  • 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...

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