Formula Drift's Ryan Tuerck Uses Two Ferraris as Drift Cars in Canada

The world's drifting capital has moved to Goodwood, UK for the weekend, with this year's festival of speed involving every imaginable form of sliding, from a Kamaz Dakar truck to Formula D driver Mad Mike Whiddett's park-drifting.
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However, we mustn't forget about the other parts of the world and we're here to see what happens when another Formula D athlete, Ryan Tuerck, gets to use a pair of Ferraris as drift cars.

As those of you following the sideways world closely know, Ryan likes to spend his off-track time filming for his show, which is simply called Tuerck'd. And for the latest episode, the slider traveled to Vancouver, where he got to enjoy himself in three supercars.

We were a bit surprised to see that, at least according to the script of the show, the Formula Drift driver doesn't seem to posses too much modern-day Ferrari and Lamborghini knowledge.

Regardless, the man's impeccable drifting skills were used to put a Ferrari 458, as well as an F430 Scuderia to slip angle work. While the Scuderia, which was the track special incarnation of the 430, seemed to have been left in stock condition, we can't say the same thing about the 458.

As it happens with many 458s now that the naturally aspirated supercar has been replaced with the twin-turbo 488 GTB, this example has been taken down the tuning route.

The 4.5-liter V8 in the middle of the car has been gifted with entry-level goodies, such as a sports air filter, a custom exhaust (yes, this is the flame-spitting type) and an ECU remap. As a result, the unit now churns out about 600 horses.

As for the exterior of the Maranello machine, this features a Liberty Walk kit, along with the wheel spacers needed to make the car look good in such trim. Oh, and let's not forget the Ferrari racecar elements, such as the 458 Challenge wing and the 458 GT3 side mirrors.

Check out the first clip below to see Ryan making tire-melting use of the F1-developed rear diff and electronic control tech the Prancing Horse delivers. We've also added a second video at the bottom of the page, which brings you a behind-the-scenes take on this drifting matter.

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