Formula Drift driver Ryan Tuerck completed his Gumout-sponsored, Ferrari 458-powered Toyota 86 somewhere around a year ago, and finally, at long last, he’s just had the chance to see how it would handle itself on some winding public roads. He went out to Portland with Donut Media to drive and shoot the bright-red Toyota as it made its way down the road in a rather sideways fashion.
And then, on the very first shot of the day, the car got away from him and crashed into a dirt wall.
The Toyota “GT-4586”, as it’s called, didn’t make it too much farther before Tuerck realized something was awry steering-wise; he’d bent something. Thankfully, it didn’t take too much effort to mend and get back to shooting, resulting in some truly awesome footage of a showstopping Japanese sportscar skidding expertly around a mountain road, set to the glorious soundtrack of a rev-happy Ferrari V8.
The Ferrari 458, now discontinued, used a 4.5-liter, flat-plane-crank V8 for motivation. When it was introduced, the engine had one of the highest volume-specific power ratings of any normally-aspirated production engine, producing nearly 125 horsepower per liter (562 horsepower in total). Peak power came right at its stratospheric, 9,000-rpm redline.