Flip through the pages of CAR, EVO or Top Gear, and it's obvious the British motoring press has an unhealthy obsession with getting sideways. Not that we can blame them. We enjoy a healthy dab of oppo as much as the next guy, but when the Pistonheads hive-mind starts crying foul about opposite lock shenanigans, you know it's getting out of hand.

Despite this, AutoCar has started up its own version of Blendtec's puerile "Does it Blend?" series with Will it Drift?

After putting the latest BMW M5 to the test, next up is Mugen's interpretation of the Ariel Atom. But will its 270 horsepower four-pot be enough to overcome the R-compound rubber? And if it does, is the wheelbase too short to keep the slide going? Hit the jump to find out.



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      phillip
      • 2 Years Ago
      it has FOUR air intakes? does it only use the short ones at high rpms and the long ones at low rpms or something?
        moa
        • 2 Years Ago
        @phillip
        it's turbocharged. two "silver" ones are intercoolers not airfilters.
        Dwight Bynum Jr.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @phillip
        Huh? What "air intake" do you see besides the giant one next to the driver's head?
          Eric G
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dwight Bynum Jr.
          I believe he is referring to the M5. Which is text book car porn. I definitely could rub one out to that car, well at least the inside
      ShutoSteve
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is akin to asking if the ocean is blue, or if seagulls can fly, or if women have hoo-ha's and men have ding-dong's. What a ridiculous waste of video... A Lightweight, well balance, high power RWD car - one of the fastest in the world, not being able to drift, would be absolutely asinine. It's made to give the optimum amount of fun and feedback to the driver - of course it will kick the tail out on command.
      dmclone
      • 2 Years Ago
      There is no reason in my mind that this car cannot be sold for $20K.
      jonnybimmer
      • 2 Years Ago
      Huh, a RWD car with a healthy amount of power managed to kick the rear out. How about that.
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