Welcome to the world of Drift Garage hosted by Formula Drift drivers Chris Forsberg and Ryan Tuerck. Forsberg (who does an awesome British accent, by the way) and Tuerck are going to show you how to build a drifting missile car for $5,000. For those that may be unfamiliar, a missile car is a drift car that’s built to take some abuse. They may not be pretty, but they can get sideways in a hurry, which is the point after all.
To find the perfect car for his project Forsberg heads to Philadelphia to pick up a beat up Nissan 240SX chassis from fellow Formula Drift driver Tony Angelo. After settling some debts with Angelo (what the hell happened in Vegas?), Forsberg ends up getting the 240 for $100. The next step is to find a motor, so Forsberg visits Nick D’Alessio at Elite JDM to score a used KA24DE motor. After getting the car and engine back to Maryland, Forsberg strips it down and sends the old motor off to motor heaven.
The next episode of Drift Garage drops Tuesday, January 28. Forsberg and Tuerck will install the motor and add some much-needed power with a turbo kit. Leave your questions about building your own missile car below in the comments below or tweet them with #DriftGarageDIY and Chris will answer your questions in an upcoming response video.