Any car powered by a Ferrari engine has to be a crazy crazy experiment. On the other hand, the Toyota 86 is considered to be an extremely potent drift machine. Combine these two, and you get a serious drift machine, one that is bound to make a brilliant YouTube video. And we have a good news for you – we have got hold of one such video!
Last year at the SEMA show, a Toyota GT4586 was showcased, which was a Toyota 86 (née Scion FR-S) fitted with the 4.5-liter V8 engine from a Ferrari 458 Italia. This special car has been used for a drifting video on YouTube, making it a pleasure for eye to the auto enthusiasts. The bad news is that the car suffers a crash during the filming, and we have the footage for the same.
Pro drifter Ryan Tuerck along with the folks in the Donut Media went to film a touge run in the GT4586. Following the ultimate drift car is the original Ferarri (with, of course, another Ferrari engine) fitted with cameras to shoot the Toyota, making it one ultra-cool camera car. While everything seemed so happy and exciting, on the very first take of the day, Tuerck lost control of the Toyota, crashing it in the hills.
Ryan lost the control of the car as he slid around a bend, bouncing the nose of the drift machine into a dirt mound and bending some suspension parts before pulling off in a ditch. Fortunately, only the car suffered some damage in the process and Tuerck escaped unharmed (same can’t be said about his pride though). The team was quick enough to repair the car and replaced parts like a bent tie-rod, so that he could get back to sliding and shooting in his stripped-out red coupe.
Before jumping to any conclusions, do realize that no driver is perfect, and drifters especially are used to losing control and smashing their cars into obstacles, because of the nature of driving they are doing. This is why their cars have easily replaceable body panels, plus roll cages and harnesses to keep the drivers inside as safe as possible.
But the accident was just a part of the filming process and not the final outcome, as the final cut of the film is fabulous. The above embed YouTube video has the final film, along with the shooting process and the accident too. Shot on the 4K resolution and in the closed road of Portland, Oregon, the GT4586 roars and slides and smokes up. Even more admirable is the fact that the Ferrari 458 Spider was used to capture the footage of another car that’s powered by a 458 engine?
This video is also a gentle reminder that professionals also make mistakes while driving, let alone amateurs and novice. So it’s advisable that one should take care of proper safety and gear while attempting to “drift” their own cars. This also holds true for regular driving. Some things are out of your control, but it’s always good to use some precautions.