Drift Car Build FWD Corolla Hatchback 7 months ago   07:22

Papadakis Racing takes a brand new stock front-wheel drive 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatcback and converts it to a 1,000 horsepower rear-wheel drive drift car. Tell us what you want to see more of in the comments below.

Watch more in-depth here :
• Hoonigan Build Breakdown: https://up-tube.com/upvideo/VkBuC0i21Tp
• 1007 HP dyno pull: https://up-tube.com/upvideo/Gzd2uXVBZFV
• The original Toyota 2AR engine: https://up-tube.com/upvideo/ej0Ixtnfn70

Take a glimpse behind the scenes as the most winning Formula Drift team in history undertakes an extensive race car build in only four months to launch the Rockstar Energy Drink / Nexen Tire Toyota Corolla Hatchback just in time for the Long Beach season opener.

This fast-tracked race car build was made possible thanks to driver Fredric Aasbo, team technicians "Shaldo" (Shawn Hillier and Aldo Villagran), Georgheinz Rios, designer Jon Sibal and Chris Woodward from TRD.

The Papadakis Racing team began drifting in 2004 and is the most winning team in Formula Drift history, earning the 2015 title with driver Fredric Aasbo, as well as back­to­ back championship titles with driver Tanner Foust in 2007 and 2008. The Rockstar Energy Drink / Nexen Tire Toyota Corolla Hatchback is the latest competition build from the Hawthorne, California, based team.

Team owner Stephan Papadakis is a legend of sport­ compact racing who began building his reputation in the 1990s with the first front-wheel ­drive, tube­-chassis drag car in the U.S. The team earned multiple records and championships in the discipline, turning in elapsed times and trap speeds previously thought unattainable in front­-drive drag cars. Papadakis' successes in front­-wheel drive were matched by his efforts in rear­-wheel drive when he campaigned a Honda Civic that became just the fifth car to join the NHRA's Sport Compact 200 MPH club.

Comments 173 Comments

You guys use Blender? That's awesome to see!
Edwin Morales
You guys should come out with a tv series videos like this extended for 30 minutes as we follow you guys build that would be sweet
song at the end?
Это нечто, не работа, а шедевр!👍💪
Александр Тихомиров
Just why they have given you the top tier Corolla? Basic version wasn't enough for such kind of build?
That's an amazing car !
Basilisk Ou
This vid is published at 2018 and the car is for 2019?
If only a company would make a decent rwd car an not make it a sport 60,000$ buying. Just something like a rwd Camry I'd buy.
Simon Dawson
The guy at TRD sounded super excited!
John Assmundsson
How do you choose a car to start with if you are not going to use anything of the stock car?
HOLY shit, they must give you some BIG checks. Good for you guys.
How much did it cost to build that car ?
For anyone who's ever built something and then watched that car assembled... INSANE !!!
Demonic Koala
"we can strip down a car in 6 hours"
I mean it's pretty easy if you don't have to give a shit about what happens to the parts you're taking out😂
shaiq butt
For some reason when you convert a fwd car to RWD it looks so much better.
2:37 Oh hell yeah
Rafael Rambo
1:34 Papadakis here
z4x tech
What if someone did this and made the body look completely stock
william tallent
Anyone know the app he used to make the kit on the computer
This is how they should make them from factory...
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Drift Car Build FWD Corolla Hatchback 7 months ago   11:25