Tanner Foust Drifts The Legendary Mulholland Drive, Throws Hat Into YouTube Hoonage Ring

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Kaj0QyAUoo&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]Not content with letting Ken get all of those coveted Interwub hits, Tanner Foust brings his A game in this slidely, smokey clip.
Is this better than the Gymkhana madness purported by our current Hoonlord, Ken Block? Maybe, maybe not. There’s a press release attached to this video, but who gives a shit? I mean, really.
Notice how we’re bringing you this video way before those imposters over at that shark-jumping, spectacled car blog. Booyah.

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25 responses to “Tanner Foust Drifts The Legendary Mulholland Drive, Throws Hat Into YouTube Hoonage Ring”

  1. smokyburnout Avatar

    The only thing that kinda puts this ahead of Block's videos is that there's no robber marks on the road ahead of the car, so this didn't take multiple takes.
    Also: Jay Leno, The Fast and The Famous looks really lame now.
    [youtube xG8nQIBl7ig http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xG8nQIBl7ig youtube]

  2. smokyburnout Avatar

    The only thing that kinda puts this ahead of Block's videos is that there's no rubber marks on the road ahead of the car, so this didn't take multiple takes.
    Also: Jay Leno, The Fast and The Famous looks really lame now.
    [youtube xG8nQIBl7ig http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xG8nQIBl7ig youtube]

    1. CaptRice Avatar
      CaptRice

      There's the associated risks that come with hooning on Mulholland, such as smacking your expensive hypercar into the guardrail:
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/capfacsurf/344878175
      Or saying hello to the local constabulary:
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/capfacsurf/252357399
      But people still do it:
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/capfacsurf/378765563
      Also, Veyron (can't believe I missed seeing it in person by a few minutes):
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/capfacsurf/360892954

      1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
        Jeff Glucker

        That guy takes good photos…
        http://www.flickr.com/photos/capfacsurf/394245071

  3. CaptRice Avatar
    CaptRice

    That fake Scion tC kills it for me. It's a moral thing.
    Btw for anyone thinking of doing the same — CHP is fairly active on that road on weekends, and I've frequently seen them camped out on the top.

  4. ClutchKick Avatar

    For as many corporate sponsors as they had, and as much pre-production they had to do with closing down roads, booking a helicopter and whatnot…
    The video kinda sucked. Great idea. Nice driving. Lame cinematography.

    1. Tim Odell Avatar
      Tim Odell

      Everyone's a critic.
      Be sure to stay away from the site next week.
      Although…if you divide by our budget, our awesomeness/dollar is infinite!

  5. Slow Joe Crow Avatar
    Slow Joe Crow

    This begs the question, how quickly and smoothly could Walter Rohrl do this in an Audi Quattro?

    1. Tomsk Avatar

      I say we start a 501(c) and start taking donations until we (and the rest of the world) can find out for sure.

  6. dculberson Avatar

    Okay, (a) I thought the video was awesome. Sure I could've used more wide shots and less transitions to slow-mo, but those are nitpicks. The biggest thing for me is no lame music and all engine noise. FINALLY someone gets that at least! (and what a noise!)
    (b) Where the hell is my RWD v8 powered Scion TC with a straight cut sequential shift manual transmission? That would go a long way toward redeeming Scion, and Toyota as a whole, in my book. At least stick the 1UZFE in a small platform manual transmission car; you've got all the parts guys! And apparently the skill to put it together! [cue Gob] COME ON!!!

    1. discontinuuity Avatar

      Yes, definitely one of the better drift videos I've seen.
      If Scion built cars like this than their "tuner" branding wouldn't be such a farce, and I would take them much more seriously.

      1. Ambersand Avatar

        I was watching the video last night, giggling profusely (I'm allowed, shuuush) and thought – dang, if Scion's came like that I may just buy one but as they sit, hell no. Maybe for my 18 yr old cousin so she can like totally cruise around with her girlies and go like shopping, but no way, not for me.

    2. Maymar Avatar

      Dekotora'ed xBs would go along way to redeeming Scion also.

    3. Maymar Avatar

      Dekotora'ed xBs would go along way to redeeming Scion also.

  7. Balestra Avatar

    Whoever didn't like the video is rather missing the point. even if there was no video, listening to the V8 rev would've been enough. The video just adds to it.

    1. Tomsk Avatar

      I find myself wanting to put this lump (a TRD NASCAR Truck Series engine with EFI, IIRC) in a 2000GT.
      Would it be blasphemous? Yes. Would it have one of the highest concentrations of PAH! in the known universe? HELL YES.

      1. smokyburnout Avatar

        I was going to ask if it'd more blasphemous than this, but turns out it's a replica.
        http://www.themotorreport.com.au/17417/toyota-200
        And it looks like they originally planned a Corvette-powered Scion before settling on the TRD NASCAR V8 (with a Corvette's ignition system).
        http://www.dragsport.com/issue/2009/1109_cover_st

        1. dculberson Avatar

          Bloody hell, that is an amazing replica of a 2000gt!! How the hell did they do that? Even the door handles, windshield, side glass, indicators, and everything else match up! I think it's photoshopped. 😉
          I'm guessing that took some high level master craftsman shit. Damn. Now that they've made one, they can crank another out for a customer, right? Since it's a 240z, it can't cost that much!

  8. Alan Avatar
    Alan

    No man with such a gay name should be able to drive in such a manly way.

    1. Tim Odell Avatar
      Tim Odell

      The minus 3 on this comment is a warning from the other readers.
      While you're obviously trying to make a semi witty compliment, please take the message to heart.
      Besides, Tanner Foust isn't really that gay of a name to begin with.

      1. Nater Avatar

        Totally, "Alan" is way "gayer"…?

        1. Nater Avatar

          I hope it's clear that I'm joking, but given the nature of the thread I thought I'd make it clear. I appreciate your handling of the situation, M_S.

  9. BPR Avatar
    BPR

    That was awesome , except the minor glitches in the Matrix when it went to Slow-Mo.
    And we all thought Ken Block was “the one”!

  10. Tripl3fast Avatar

    I hope it was a virgin road and they did it on the first take and not some fancy editing. I love seeing burnout marks on the street. Others may see skid marks from a crash, but I know the difference and smile.
    It is cool to watch the in car footage and see how the steering wheel is spinning through this hands. I'm trying to show my 17yr old nephew that you can relax your hands on the wheel and still be in control. His dad would rather I didn't teach the hand brake turn.

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