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Behind the Smoke 2 Episode 11: Superstitions in Drifting New Jersey Formula D Video 17
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in Automotive, Behind the Smoke, Daijiro Yoshihara, Formula D, Formula Drift, Motorsports, video on 07 17th, 2012

Sometimes I think that I take superstitions too far in life. I won’t bore you with the crazy things that I do every time I get on an airplane (hop three times on one leg) in hopes that I won’t die in a fiery crash. Formula Drift driver, Daijiro Yoshihara, does not seem all that different from the rest of us when it comes to superstitions as he reveals in the latest Behind the Smoke 2 episode on the GTChannel. Check out the crazy absolutely stupid things that he does along with other follow Formula D drivers before the competition starts in episode 11 of Behind the Smoke 2.

Video: Turbo Scion FR-S Caught Drifting at Laguna Seca 4
Posted by Darryl in Automotive, Drift, drifting, Formula D, Motor Trend, Motorsport, Scion, Scion FR-S, Subaru, Subaru BRZ, TOYOTA, video on 01 4th, 2012

It is a rather inevitable that we would see the new Scion FR-S, along side of the Subaru BRZ, on the Formula Drift circuits burning up the rear tires. Considering that most Formula D vehicles have a substantial amount of power, the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ’s powerplant in its stock form just isn’t going to suffice when it comes to competitive drifting. Motor Trend seems to have captured the Scion FR-S in a turbocharged flavor making rounds at Laguna Seca by what is speculated to be the Scion drift team.

Strapping a turbo onto the 2.0-liter boxer engine in the Scion FR-S makes perfect sense for drifting and for enthusiasts who await “more power” from Toyota and Subaru’s new hot rear-wheel-drive coupe before they pull the trigger on buying one. Could this be the turbo version of the Scion FR-S that will make its way to production? We can only hope so. Can’t wait to see what comes of this Turbo Scion FR-S “testing”, which Motor Trend has captured on video posted below.