Nissan 370Z Drift Car with NASCAR Dodge V8 Demostrates Turning Right

Now that the world has finally understood drifting is a sport, we’ve seen more and more US projects that deliver delicious sideways thrills. As it often happens, though, Australia wants to remind us it packs some of the wildest motorsport machines on the planet, so we’re here to focus on a Nissan 370Z drift car that uses a NASCAR heart.
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Under the hood of this Z car, we find a Dodge NASCAR Penske V8. The powerplant allows the driver to control 800 hp, a respectable figure for a top-tier drifting machine.

Speaking of the driver, this Nissan is manhandled by Rob White, and we have to admit we enjoy every second of action we get from this guy. We’re not here to play the drifting referee role, but the naturally aspirated soundtrack that accompanies the slab of America powering the Z car is simply amazing.

In fact, you can check out the 370Z pulling extreme slip angles in the footage below, which has been recorded at the Calder Park stage of the Australian Drifting Grand Prix (ADGP), an event that took place on September 5.

We’ve always found the Nissan 370Z as lacking both precision and insanity. Even in Nismo tune, the Japanese sportscar still fails to show the kind of sharp reflexes that make a car of its kind memorable. So yes, to our eyes, projects like this save the day for the Z.

Still, if you’re looking for the world’s most special drift cars, Japan, which is where the sport originates, is still the place to be. We’ve recently talked about their Murcielago racer, the first Lamborghini drift car in the world. When such a machine battles the world's only Lexus LFA drifter, you know things are under control.

And the Japanese also have a drifting Ferrari, albeit more of a hooned supercar than an all-out drift machine. You can check out the Sideways-Prancing Horse here.

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