• Aug 7, 2007
click image above to view video of the drifting Porsche in action

While the mere mention of drifting usually brings about a chorus of ridicule from many directions around here, I have to admit that I enjoy watching the pro guys do their thing. I say this because I know that if asked to go out and do the exact same thing in an identically-prepared car, I would promptly put it into the wall. So I appreciate the skill involved, and honestly, how can you not be at least a little jealous of people whose job...JOB...is to light 'em up and hang the tail out in as flashy a manner as possible. Seriously. God bless America. To that extent, follow the jump for video of Tyler McQuarrie's Hankook Porsche 993 GT2 doing its drift thing. If it looks more fun than your job, it's probably because it is.

[Source: YouTube via DriftLive.com]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      God bless America? You realize this sport started in Japan years ago, right?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow that car look stunning(besides the wing which is just a bit to tall). Does anyone know of some other pictures or web sites that feature this car?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Tyler McQuarrie will be driving the Porsche at this weekends Formula D competition. The results/video/photos/etc of which will be available on http://www.driftlive.com
      • 7 Years Ago
      I LOVE IT! they tok a porsche and turned it into a tool to piss off 40-60 year-old balding men going through a mid life crisis, rather using it for it's more popular purpose; a chick magnet for those same 40-60 year old men.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I am all for doing things differently, but I fear that this Drifting Porsche will not last long for several reasons.

      1. One of the reasons that the 240SX and other older FR cars are used is because of price. When even the most high end FR car currently used in drifting hits the wall with it's rear end (as they usually do) it is easy and relatively cheap to repair. With the engine and other components being right where these cars take the brunt of the damage is going to make it very expensive WHEN (not if) it hits the wall.

      2. While seeing high end cars do this is exciting, it grows old quickly with the drifting fan. Dodge moved from the Viper to a Charger for a reason. Teams have moved from Skylines to the 350Z, and further down the ladder. The typical drifting fan wants to see something extraordinary done with something ordinary and obtainable.

      3. It won't win. The way the car is built will not allow it to get the angle necessary to defeat the FR cars. This Porsche even at it's greatest moment will not be able to equal the amount of angle that an FR car can achieve. Some of the greatest drifters right now are becoming perpendicular to the track while drifting, this Porsche isn't reaching half of that.