Ryan Tuerck Hooning 550 HP Toyota Soarer in Germany Offers a Cool Drifting Lesson

Ryan Tuerck Hooning a 550 HP Toyota Soarer in Germany 1 photo
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There are many ways in which one can become educated in the art of drifting, and today we're here to talk about what happens when we get the opportunity to learn from the best pro drivers out there.
We'll zoom in on Formula D driver Ryan Tuerck and a rather delicious stunt he pulled off while visiting Germany earlier this year. The event saw Ryan playing on the Eurospeedway Lausitz track, while borrowing another drifter's machine.

We're talking about Rene Portz's Toyota Soarer, a vehicle that has been pushed to 550 hp. Sure, that's far from matching the power Ryan gets to enjoy in his heavily modded Scion FR-S, but the drifter made an excellent job when it came to roasting the rear tires.

More importantly, we can use the footage of the action as a drifting lesson. Since the clip below allows us to see the Soarer from the outside, as well as the driver's maneuvers, we're inviting you to make the most out of the opportunity.

There are two main aspects that require your attention here. The first is the way in which Ryan uses the hydraulic handbrake - this piece of kit can be used to initiate or correct slides, but shouldn't be abused at all times.

Then there's the smooth transition from one side to the other, which is sometimes performed by letting the camber angle straighten up the wheels on itself.

OK, but what about this car?

Those of you who are curious about the details of this Toyota should check out the list below:
  • 1.5JZ with completely overhauled engine.
  • Running twin turbo setup with original turbos overhauled and modified
  • Wide Body
  • AEM V2 with IPAD as Dash
  • Kaaz 2 Way diff
  • Engine loom in original state (all other wires done new, only the basics were used)
  • Custom build Aluminium Dash

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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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