Insane Street Drifting Sees E30 BMW Going All Out in Sweden

Building a drift car is a dream that keeps many enthusiasts awake at night (and sometimes leads to daydreaming), but as it happens in the case of drag racing-destined machines, the temptation to leave the track behind and "test" your car on the streets might prove too difficult to resist.
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As a result, an average nighttime driver might find traffic more complicated than it used to be, since drifters can easily move from the background to the foreground in a spool of a turbo.

The freshest example of this takes us to the Swedish street racing scene. We've shown you the way in which Swedish street racers dodge the police, but that had to do with the unofficial national street drag racing championship (a complicated name for a complicated adventure).

However, on this occasion, we're dealing with a drifting crew and these guys have turned to the already-classic V8 swap E30 BMW path.

Their Bimmer uses the heart of a 540i (we can't be sure about the generation, though), while a 66mm Precision turbo was added for appropriate firepower.

When 1320 video, a US crew of videographers who has recently turned to trips across the world (curious about their Qatar adventures?), came across the Swedish drifters at a gas station, the situation quickly escalated.

"We ran into these guys at a gas station in Sweden outside the track and had to ask about this badass E30 loaded onto their trailer. When they asked us if we wanted to see some burnouts, we got a little more than we anticipated! We threw one of our guys in the passenger seat [...] and what follows is nothing short of pure awesomeness!" the camera aficionados explained.

And with the 3 Series packing the right sliding gear (read: an extreme-angle steering rack and a hydraulic handbrake), things went beyond wild, as you'll be able to see in the footage 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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