This is what it takes to turn a FWD Corolla into a RWD Drift Corolla with 1,000 HP

Papadakis Racing is based in Southern California. In the past few years, this is a team that’s been a forced to be reckoned with in the Formula Drift series. The main helmsmen is FD Champion Fredric Aasbo and he’s tapped to take Toyota products and push them to their limits. The latest vehicle on deck? It’s Toyota’s entry-level front-wheel-drive Corolla hatchback. So how does Papadakis Racing turn 168-horsepower FWD economy car into a 1,000-horsepower rear-wheel-drive FD-winning machine?
With lots of custom, in-house fabrication work and a dedicated crew of folks eager to contribute.
Watch for yourself in the video above. It’s nicely shot and won’t take up too much of your day (runtime 7:21), which makes it perfect for a lunch break visual.

By |2018-08-07T09:00:47+00:00August 7th, 2018|Hoonivercinema|10 Comments

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