Things go completely off the rails in this epic Gymkhana video. Travis Pastrana goes wild on the streets of Florida as he takes on monster trucks, a fighter jet, a drag racer, jet skiers, and a helicopter all while he hoons about in a bonkers 1983 Subaru GL wagon that’s been upgraded with an 864-horsepower engine.
After building a bicycle that balanced on an omni-wheel, engineer James Bruton wanted to see if he could apply the same mechanism to a drift cart. By mounting the omni-wheel at the back and motorized wheels at the front, the vehicle is able to powerslide with ease while still remaining controlled. Watch part two here.
Paul Blair is an expert at precision driving. In this video from a few years back, he showed off his skills behind the wheel of a 1600cc Vauxhall-powered MK Striker kit car. This particular event is known as “Autotest,” which combines elements of autocross and gymkhana, along with drifting around obstacles in reverse.
Ever wonder just how much a car’s steering system has to deal with while drifting at high speeds? Team Ponydrift Racing Gear shared this under-car POV footage of their 815 hp Rasmus Nissan Silvia S14 powersliding around a race track and steering at insane angles. Here’s another drift car with a similar setup.
We like all kinds of donuts: glazed ones, cake ones, and ones made by rear-wheel drive cars. This brief clip combines both the circular fried treat and circular tire tracks through a slick composite of drone footage and digital VFX. Created by Benoit Finck, John Bashyam, and Yann Bouloiseau for Warm & Fuzzy.
Chief Hoonigan Ken Block is back to shred some more Toyo Tires, drifting through the most dangerous road in China – the 99 turn thriller that snakes through Tianmen Mountain. Watch in awe as he slides sideways through every corner in his Hoonitruck, a highly-modded 1977 Ford F-150 that makes 914hp.
In this fun video from Driving Line and Nitto Tire, they set up a Rube Goldberg-style chain reaction machine that eventually triggers some tire-smoking donuts by driver Ryan Tuerck. Along the way, there’s some paintball action, and a nasty looking knife-wielding drone, which thankfully didn’t slash any of the tires – or people.
Much of the year, Goodwood is a idyllic and luxurious UK Estate. But once a year, it’s transformed into the home of one of the greatest car shows in the world. While it’s best known for its Hillclimb event, these drivers want to get us excited about this year’s new drifting circuit.
Stunt and rallycross driver Ken Block tears up Pikes Peak in the latest build of his Hoonicorn RTR – a 1965 Ford Mustang kitted out with a 1400hp engine, and shod in sticky Toyo Proxes R888R tires. He doesn’t take the fastest route, but he burns plenty of rubber on the way.
You might have to travel back in time to 1992 to find a parody of Quantum Leap relevant, but that takes nothing away from Tanner Foust’s mad drifting skills, the insane exhaust notes, and lung-filling dose of tire smoke and dust you’re in store for in the next six minutes.
With May, Hammond, and Clarkson gone, we’d much rather watch The Grand Tour than the new Top Gear, but we just had to share this extended footage in which Ken Block tore up the streets of London with his 1400 hp Hoonicorn Mustang, with Matt LeBlanc riding shotgun.
Get your daily dose of carporn with this clip from Ford Performance, as Vaughn Gittin Jr. takes his Formula Drift Mustang RTR through a bit of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, linking two of the course’s awesome turns, and leaving behind an epic trail of tire smoke.
Nissan’s NISMO performance division teamed up with the tuners at GReddy to push a GT-R up to 1380hp, set all of its power to go to the rear wheels, then turned it over to the able hands and feet of drift champ Kawabata Masato, who managed to pull off a 30º drift at 189mph.
Motorhead magazine’s second parade at Japan’s famous drifting spot features Lotus and Benetton Formula One racers, a Toyota GT84, an Evora 400 and of course a handful of Nissan GT-R R35s. We think last year’s video was better, but we really can’t complain.
(PG-13 Language) It’s been a while since ICON Motorsports tore up the roads for our enjoyment. ICON riders Ernie and Nick find themselves stuck in a rut, until Officer Dan sends them on a mission to get them back up on their mighty steeds. (Thanks Matt!)