D1 Drift Hero Manabu Orido’s got a new car. It’s an FT-86, but without Subie’s 2L boxer motor. Instead, the 5L V8 from the IS-F sits nested low between the front wheels of the sports coupe.
Orido’s frankenstein also sounds awesome. Oddly, it doesn’t burble and rumble like a Corvette or Mustang. It’s more mechanical, more tightly wound… like an RC car. Perhaps more importantly for drifting though, it looks and sounds like a responsive motor. As Manabu goes to show us in this video it also looks like a blast to drive.