Extreme Drift Kart with Nissan SR20DET Engine Engages in Drift Battle

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Many automotive aficionados have the dream of settling down, buying a garage and building a mega-kart one day.
You know, the kind of contraption that doesn't need AC, simply because it doesn't have body panels. It's all about a minimalist approach that would see anything but the basic stuff being left out.

The obviously ultra-light result would only need a decent engine to shine, delivering a driving experience that's not only fast but also extremely direct.

In fact, if we had a dollar for each time we came across a forum thread using titles such as "Anybody want to join me in my quest to build a really fast kart?" we'd be rich.

And while most of these threads don't get too far, we're here to show you what happens when somebody leaves the keyboard behind and actually puts such a contraption together.

With drifting having finally reached the phenomenon status it deserves, the machine we want to show you today is destined for sliding.

Built by a crew called Nocturnal Motorsports, the drift Kart we have here is motivated by the infamous Nissan SR20DET engine. And if you're looking for something else than the Japanese automaker's turbo four, the team explains you can easily fit other reliable, tuning-friendly engines under the hood, from a 2JZ to an LS.

Using a front-engined, rear-wheel-drive configuration, the two-seater we have here comes with the mandatory hardware for a pro drifter, namely a hydraulic handbrake and a steering rack that allows for extreme angles.

The machine is currently for sale, with the team having built a second version that is said to be considerably faster. Until somebody decides to ask the shop for such a build, you can check out the kart engaging in a bit of a drift battle in the clip below.

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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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