Tractor with Turbo Volvo Engine Goes Drifting, Tips Over Nearly Crushing the Team

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Remember the Volvo Terror tractor we brought you back in 2012? When you build an agricultural machine with turbocharged car power, you don’t just leave the rust to feed on it, you boost the project further and further.
This is also the case here, with the tractor having received a few cosmetic touches here and there and its owner keeping the machine under the spotlights. The latest episode of the Volvo Terror adventure has seen the madness reach the GoPro channel.

Come to think of it, we have to admit this is one sweet clip, with the footage making the most out of the tractor hooning moves.

The details of the build

We are dealing with a 1956 Volvo BM Terrier tractor here, so we can call this a restomod job. As for the power, this comes from a Volvo B21ET gas engine. In standard form, the unit produces a rather uneventful 155 hp and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) of twist, but we are dealing with a custom turbo job here, so those figures are no longer valid.

The driver makes use of the tractor’s individual brakes, a factory feature on most of these machines, to lock one of the rear wheels and send all the power to the other one.

We have to admit the result is an entertaining blue-collar ballet. This guy drifts on road, as well as out on the fields, where the tractor feels at home. The only problem with rugged terrain is that the newfound muscle of the tractor generates speeds far greater than the ones intended by the factory. And its suspension isn’t exactly up to the job.

The team that filmed this event as far as demonstrating the benefits a drifting tractor brings in comparison to a drifting car. For one thing, tipping over won’t ruin too many things.

Sure, their stunt, where the tractor almost crushes three members of the team as it turns over, seems staged, but that doesn’t make it less cool.

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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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