Not large enough to pose a problem for Warped Perception, though. Including the 3M adhesive mount, the GoPro fits between the inside of the wheel and the tire, allowing us to admire how the rubber flexes during sideways action, sidewalls included. Eerie is arguably the perfect word to describe how a drift sounds from inside the tire.
“I did the best I could to drift as long as I could but the rear tires were pretty sticky,” said the man behind the wheel. “I also mounted a GoPro underneath the car so we can see the suspension at work while sliding into the turns and exiting.” From this location, the first things that pop into one’s eyes are the driveshaft and the CV joints of the car.
When the going gets twisty, the exhaust pipe flexes according to the forces at play and the Supra hunkers down like nobody’s business under hard acceleration. Watching the suspension and drivetrain work while drifting is – dare I say it – pretty spectacular.
From the undercarriage camera, it’s also easy to tell that the Supra is in dire need of differential bushings. New bushings help the car’s performance by keeping the rear end in place by eliminating wheel hop, improve handling, and reduce driveline losses during cornering and throttle change.