When it comes to drifting, sometimes bigger is better.
When it comes to drifting, V6 engines usually rule the roost. That is all starting to change, as evidenced by all of these clips starring V8 drift cars. The Mustangs and Mercedes featured here may have engines built for raw power, but that doesn't make them unable to sit sideways. Quite the contrary in fact, these big beasts actually seem to like drifting more than a quarter-mile sprint. You can check out the glory that is a V8 drift car in the videos below.
Tanner Foust tears up Mulholland Drive in a V8 Scion in this clip. Feel free to live vicariously through Foust while watching this clip.
The Toyota GT-86 in this video isn't a normal GT-86. This sports coupe features a wider body to accommodate its beastly Lexus-sourced 5.0-liter V8. The 416hp beast was created for Japanese pro driver Manabu "MAX" Orido.
Mercedes AMG celebrated 2 million YouTube views by drifting a C 63 AMG Coupe around the famed Laguna Seca Corkscrew. This video is one best enjoyed with your eyes closed and your ears opened.
Junior Strouss more or less lives the dream had by everyone who has ever rented a muscle car. Strouss took his rented V8 Camaro to Death Valley for a little dirty drifting. Not shown: the full detailing job this car underwent after this video was shot.
Italian drifter Riccardo Errani throws a 4.8-liter V8 ford around the track in this video. Errani's drifting skills as a pro drifter come into question around the 47 second mark.