On many occasions we have covered articles on the art of drifting, and how it’s quickly becoming an American pastime – like baseball…and apple pie. The reason why we see more and more V8 powered cars in the sport? The answer to that should be an obvious one: bottom end torque, son!
That’s why American V8s not only are turning up under the hoods of older Japanese cars, but also why modified LS cars like Conrad Grunewald’s 5th Gen Camaro can simply show up, and dominate the sport!
If you’re still a skeptic still stuck on the old theory that dinosaur pushrod engines can’t compete with a tech heavy turbocharged 4-cylinder, then watch this video of Grunewald in the LS7 Hankook Camaro SS and a Scion FR-S battle it out in a Formula-D drift competition.
In the second attempt, the Scion has quite a lead on the ‘Maro, but that quickly changes when thew driver overpowers a turn and spins out of control, ripping his front bumper off in the process. The film concludes with both cars back in their respective pit areas taking time to cool off after some stiff competition.
Looks like drifting in America might just have a shelf life longer than F&F: Tokyo Drift after all.