The majority of drift cars are rear-wheel drive two-door sports cars like the Nissan Silvia, Toyota Supra and Ford Mustang, for example. But David Waterworth, driver in the British Drifting Championship, decided to mix things up a bit this year and build himself a Viper V10-powered Chrysler 300C drift car for the 2016 season.
As explained in this BDC article on Waterwoth’s zany drift machine, the veteran driver previously competed in a Viper-powered S15 Silvia in the series until the torque from the engine began to weaken the car’s chassis. This sent him on a mission to find a car with a stiff enough chassis to handle the Viper’s engine’s torque and with enough room under the hood to fit it, which is where the 300C comes in.
Waterworth may have a tough time drifting with the smaller two-door Japanese cars in his big American sedan in the BDC this year, but as he explains in the video above, the car helps, but what really matters is the driver. We’ll definitely be keeping our eye out for hihglights of Waterworth and his 300C as they contest the 2016 BDC season this year.