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This 1968 Charger definitely isn’t your normal drift car
Watch all 5.3-metres of American muscle skid up a hill
If you’re serious about going sideways, there are a host of cars that are easy wins to be turned into competition-spec drift cars. The Nissan 200SX, Toyota GT86 and any ratty BMW M3 are all good options. Seems some people don’t want things to be easy. In fact, they want it to be very, very hard. Folks like Alexandre Claudin, who stumped for a 1968 Dodge Charger to go drifting in. All 5.3-metres of it.
Obviously a fan of the left-field, Frenchman Alexandre imported the American muscle car (famed for jumping to a tooty redneck horn in The Dukes of Hazzard) and performed some serious surgery on it to make it fit for the European drift circuits.
He reinforced the entire body, threw in the suspension, rear end and axles from a Porsche Cayenne Turbo, all before slotting in a BMW E39 M5 S62B50 V8 engine to go along with the fabricated exhaust that protrudes out of the front fenders. Inside, it’s completely stripped and has the mother of all drifty drift sticks for the hydraulic handbrake; a four-foot baseball bat.
As you can see, it actually works. And takes up most of the road as it slithers up narrow alpine passes. But this got us thinking. What is the most incongruous drift car that you can think of? Let us know below.