7 Of The Most Unusual Drift Cars Ever Built


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Drifting is one of the best motorsports in the world, thanks to a huge variety of reasons. But it’s the variety of cars that is really fascinating, so here is a list of seven of the most unusual drift cars in the world.

1) Audi Ur-Quattro

Audi Quattro drift

This is a Group B homologation Audi Quattro, one of only a couple of hundred in existence. Normally, this car would be confined either to historic rallying or sitting in a collection somewhere. In case you didn’t notice, this isn’t normal.

Built by Irishman Darren McNamara, previously a Formula Drift competitor, this one has been converted to RWD, but, amazingly, keeps the five-cylinder engine. Saying anything more would take away from such an awe-inspiring vehicle.

What a bizzare creation…

2) Lamborghini Murcielago

Lamborghini Murcielago drift

No. Your eyes do not deceive you.

Yes, a mid-engined Italian supercar, drifting. Driven by Daigo Saito, Formula D and D1 GP championship winner, this Murcielago retains its wonderful NA V12, and gets a Liberty Walk kit as well, just to make it that bit more extreme.

The car also starred in one of these five amazing drifting videos.

3) Jaguar E-Type

Jaguar E-Type drift

This isn’t really an E-Type any more.

A 1JZ Toyota straight-six. A BMW E46 3-series gearbox. A BMW E60 M5 rear end. Some rather extreme bodywork, necessary since it’s around 11cm wider than stock. A slightly odd but undeniably beautiful red paint. Rather large and gaudy wheels.

It all comes together to make what is probably the most extreme E-Type in the world.

4) Lexus LFA

Lexus LFA drift

Wow, with that screaming V10 that the LFA is so famous for, this’ll be one of the best sounding drift cars in the world, right? Wrong. It’s got a NASCAR V8.

Nobody really has any idea where the LFA drift car came from – whilst there are reports that the car was damaged in a flood, they are unconfirmed. But you can’t deny that taking a £340,000 limited edition supercar that’s only going to appreciate in value drifting takes a lot of bravery.

5) Ferrari 360

Ferrari 360 drift

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