Pairing drifting and big American V8-powered muscle cars is always a good formula – mix some ’70s nostalgia in there as well and it’s a pretty much perfect combination. Finnish drifter Mikko Viitala has taken a Z28-78 Chevy Camaro, anti-facelifted it for an even more early ’70s look and stuffed it full of horsepower.
His Camaro now mounts a 6.2-litre, 505hp LS3 engine from a 2010 Corvette and weights 1280kg when race ready. The underpinnings include the cream of modern mechanicals, with Bilstein shocks, Corvette disks and S14 coil-overs just part of the serious amount of kit installed under the fibreglass body. It’s Mikko’s third drift car since dipping his toe in the water with an Opel Manta back in 2004; an Opel Kadett then made way for the Camaro – quite a step up!
This video reinforces the evidence that muscle-cars go just fine around corners: this beast pretty much only goes sideways, and puts anything in its way to the smoking sword. Awesome.