There is no such thing as cheap motorsport. Especially if you want to compete on a national level and not just among your friends. Depending on where you live, the fastest way to drift competition is to buy an old Nissan, Mazda or BMW, make a few tricks, buy a pair of tires and of you go.
But what if you want to participate in a drifting competition with a classic car? There are tons of classic cars for sale, but there are few ones, which makes a perfect example and that’s what we’re going to show you. A three classic cars which can be a perfect tool for drifting.
Chevrolet Camaro is an automotive icon. In fact, we want to call it a legend. For decades it was a dream car for many, many enthusiasts and even today it has something special about it.
To your surprise, this muscle car can be a very good car for drifting, going sideways and burning rear tires. Especially second-generation models, which can easily accommodate modern V8 Corvette’s engine. Combine that with modern suspension components and you’ll probably have a winner. At least in “Good looking” and “I want to hear it again“ contests.
Jaguar has a quite impressive racing history. Especially in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but then it comes to drifting, British manufacturer shows no interest in this motorsport discipline. It is a bit strange, because every Jaguar saloon or coupe with a V8 likes to go sideways till the end of the day or till the petrol tank becomes empty. They can get expensive to run with high fuel costs and high car insurance fees.
For this very reason Jaguar XJ saloon, especially in XJ6 form, is a perfect candidate to become a drifting legend.
There are several ways to do that. You can use the original Jag’s V8 engine, but there are a few examples where XJ6 runs Chevrolet Corvette’s or Rover’s V8 powertrains. Even legendary 1JZ find its way to British saloons engine bay.
Probably, this is the most obvious choice. It was designed by Japanese, in Japan and it has a reputation for durability.
The first generation of Toyota Celica was made in two forms: 2-door coupe or 3-door liftback, which will give you a choice of freedom. Despite its body type, Toyota Celica has a perfect foundation for ultimate drifting project.
Just threw in Toyota’s 2JZ or Nissan’s SR20DET and you will be surprised what it can do in drifting competitions.