Drift cars don’t have to be expensive, and they definitely don’t have to be brand new.
Most people think of cars like the RX-7, Mustang, Miata, 240SX, and IS300 when they think of drift cars.
But the falling prices of C5 and C6 Corvettes have some folks reconsidering the wisdom of taking the LS engine out of a Chevy and transplanting it into a foreign car like the 240SX. Why not just keep the motor in the Corvette and use it as a drifter instead?
That’s exactly what these two outstanding drivers did in a pair of C6 Corvettes, who make drifting a blast to perform – and watch – on the old Englishtown track in New Jersey. After receiving an offer they couldn’t refuse from the Insurance Auto Auctions to store cars, the legendary track shut down its quarter and eighth-mile events in 2018 after years of serving as the host of the NHRA Summer Nationals.
We have to admit we’ve never drifted a car, but it sure does look like fun.
Check out this video from Englishtown that shows the ol’ gal still has some fun left in her as these sixth-generation Corvettes have a ball drifting around the figure-eight course at Englishtown.
Now that prices have fallen to affordable levels, the C5, C6, and C7 Corvettes are discovering a following in the drifter crowd. Maybe this video will inspire others to take up the gauntlet and have fun in their old, but not too old, Corvettes.
As one person commented on Jalopnik this week: “You can go out right now and find a manual transmission C5 for $10k all day that is a very competent drift car right out of the box, and C6s are not much more. Why anyone would continue to pay the drift tax for 240SX’s when, let’s be honest, they’re NOT good cars at all in stock form to begin with – that you then have to throw a ridiculous amount of money into is just beyond me.”
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