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August 13, 2013
 

Beau Yates turning a Toyota 86 into a 350kW competition drift car!

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Written by: Goran Has
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Beau Yates turning a Toyota 86 into a 350kW competition drift car!

Australian Champion Beau Yates has a new project, to turn/modify a into a 350kW competition drift car! He’s chosen to stay with the standard engine as he explains: “Everyone talks about the 50-50 weight distribution in these cars () and having that ultimate balance. I don’t know why people are like, ‘that’s a great perfectly balanced chassis, let’s rip the engine out and put a V8 in!’ It’s going against the car, I don’t know why people think they can just re-engineer it like that”. In the below he explains what he is trying to achieve with his project. He also gives his opinion on the .

He will debut this specially modified in the upcoming national drift title series.

Supported by , the competition 86 will be completed in time for the first of the four-round Australian Grand Prix at Adelaide’s Mallala Raceway on October 5.

Stay tuned for more videos/info.

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