This Drift Car Is a Strange Mashup of Subaru WRX STI and Nissan S13

Brian Silvestro
Photo credit: NLeduc Media / SChassis - Facebook

From Road & Track

We've seen some pretty wild drift cars on the internet, but this has got to be one of the most outrageous. It's a Nissan S-chassis that's had the front end from a mid-2000s Subaru Impreza WRX STI grafted onto it. Also, there's a turbocharger sticking out of the back window. We, uh, don't know how to feel about this one.

From some angles, this just looks like an STI. The big wing out back, blue paint, and gold wheels give it an obvious Subaru vibe at first glance. Take a closer look, though, and you'll start to see some anomalies. The missing rear doors, the sloped roof, the Nissan rear end. Purists, you probably won't like this one.

The car was built by Lee Roberge, a drifter located in Quebec, Canada. It's powered by a VQ37VHR, a V-6 out of the current Nissan 370Z. If the looks weren't wild enough for you, the turbocharger mounting position—behind the cabin and partially hanging out the rear hatch window—should drive the point home. This thing is absurd. Here's a video of it in action:

The car was previously powered by a VH45DE 4.5-liter V-8 from an Infiniti Q45, though as you can see from the image below, the turbocharger was placed in a much less creative way.

We're glad outrageous hot-rodding like this still exists, no matter what the purists think.

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