Canadian Boxy Volvo Drifter Goes All Formula D On the Street with Extreme Angles

Boxy Volvo drifting in Canada 1 photo
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In the drifting world, which happens to be in the midst of an effervescent example, there's a special place for boxy Volvos and we're here to show you what happens when boxy Volvo drifting becomes one's true passion.
Unfortunately, the slip angle stunts shown in the clip at the bottom of the page are performed on the street. So, before we move even further into the story, we'll have to ask you to take your game to the track when the time for sideways abuse comes.

Returning to the clip below, the star of the video is obviously the Blue Volvo, a 1994 940 turbo. We're talking about a moderate modding approach, one that has obviously been done on a budget.

The main ingredient here are an engine compartment job that takes things north of the 300 hp border, but the manual gearbox conversion (North American-spec 940s only came in automatic form) wasn't an easy task, either.

As for the extreme steering angle required by such stunts, Volvos come with a generous factory setup, which meant only a few mods were required to add 10-15 degrees for a 60-degree angle. For the record, Vaugh Gittin Jr's RTR Mustang comes with a 72-degree steering angle, as the athlete recently explained.

Oh, and let's not forget the interior-stipping diet the car has been put on, With the hefty cushioning and soundproofing such an Angelholm machine was supposed to provide, the process shed a full 400 lbs, so we're looking at a 2,800 lbs car.

While the first clip below shows the 940's driver delivering some Formula D-worthy moves, such as inch-close concrete block passes, we've also added a second video. This sees the guy giving us a walkaround of his side-piped boxy drift machine, which, apparently, is just one of his Volvos. Nevertheless, you should be prepared for an all-amateur take on the recording adventure.

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About the author: Andrei Tutu
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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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