MT Asks: Is there a Replacement for Displacement?

Does forced induction better naturally aspirated V8 drifting? Motor Trend investigates.

It’s a question we’ve asked of carmakers, but not one considered posing to drifters. That’s exactly what Motor Trend has seen fit to do in its latest episode of Hot Rod Unlimited. Heading to Englishtown, New Jersey, three drifting regulars at Club Loose’s Freedom Moves are asked to weigh up the pros and cons of sliding sideways when powered by boosted small cubes and naturally-aspirated V8s. Unsurprisingly the perfect formula is a mix of the two with “cubes plus boost” deemed the drifting ideal.

Whatever side of the fence you stand on, the drifting action will at least be universally appreciated.

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