Driftworks Explains Drifting and their V8 Toyota AE 86

Driftworks Toyota AE 86 1 photo
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Want to become a professional drifter but the only way you can slide your mom’s Corolla is in a snowy parking lot? Time to upgrade, my friend. Don’t worry, it won’t cost a fortune to build your first drift car as Driftworks owner and driver Phil Morrison explains here in the adjacent video.
Don’t belive for a second you’ll necessarily need a souped up 600-pony Supra to pull some sick drifts, or a supercharged 400 hp Scion FR-S for the matter. About 200 hp are more than enough to get on the track and learn the art of controlled slides.

You can pick up a Nissan Silvia or a Toyota AE 86 for example, or any other similar car with decent horses and a live rear axle or a locked diff. Then, strip it out of unnecessary things, bolt on a roll cage, mount a bucket seat and spend a bit more cash on a suspension upgrade. Master that and you are allowed to move up to over 200 horsepower, otherwise you’ll most likely crash or not learn anything at all.

There’s a long time since Phil here moved up from the beginner class. He’s now getting accustomed with a monstrous orange Toyota AE 86 wearing a lot of NASCAR parts, including the naturally aspirated V8 and powertrain. Check the full story and more drifting advice in the video bellow.

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