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Video: drifting a 900bhp, 2JZ-powered BMW M3 at 9,000rpm

Believe it or not, this lairy Bimmer started out as a humble 320d...

Published: 04 Oct 2022
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What’s it like to drive an 850bhp drift car? Pretty full-on it’ll turn out, as three-time Formula D champion James Deane gives us a Dunsfold demo we won’t forget in a hurry and then – after a slight delay – lets Ollie Marriage, Top Gear’s head of car testing have a go in his bonkers 2JZ-engined BMW.

How does it compare to a regular M3? What’s it like dealing with that much steering lock? Is it easier in the wet? Originally built up from a 320 diesel, Deane’s car has been radically modified to cope with tyre melting angles, drift battles and the searing heat of competition.

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