Not long after it was confirmed that Top Gear USA host and Rallycross racing Tanner Foust would return to Formula Drift, his Volkswagen Passat drift car has been unveiled.
Beneath the skin, Foust’s Volkswagen Passat drifter utilises a 450 cubic inch V8 engine delivering a total of 700 hp. A nitrous oxide system has also been installed with it making for an additional 200 hp at the press of a button. Mated to that engine is a four-speed G-Force GSR transmission obviously driving the rear wheels where Nitto NT05 tyres send the power to the tarmac.
As you’d expect from a Formula Drift engine, the car also features a number of styling tweaks. Most significantly, it utilises a towering APR Performance rear wheel and a set of five-spoke black KMC wheels. Additionally, a bright yellow and black Rockstar Energy livery has been installed.
The car will make its competitive drifting debut on April 10 in Long Beach.