735kW/1,152Nm rear-drive Toyota Corolla Hatch, anyone?

This is possibly the craziest and most desirable Toyota Corolla. Ever! What you’re looking at is Papadakis Racing’s 735kW/1,152Nm nitrous-boosted Corolla for the upcoming Formula Drift season.

Yes, it isn’t a typo. This is a drifting Corolla Hatch!

Officially known as the Rockstar Energy Drink/Nexen Tire Toyota Corolla iM, the car employs a 2AR 2.7-litre engine with BorgWarner EFR turbo, AEM Infinity 8 fuel injection that runs on E85 bioethanol, and nitrous.

The colossus power is sent to the rear wheels via a four-speed Gforce GSR four-speed dog box transmission requiring lots of custom fabrication to convert the front-driven hatch to rear-wheel drive. Modification includes a new transmission and driveshaft tunnel for the car, while the rear end and axles are installed into the rear subframe.

It rolls on Motegi Technomesh D wheels shod with Nexen N’fera SUR4 tyres measuring 245/50 front and 275/40 rear.

The drifting Corolla will make its racing debut at the Formula D opener in Long Beach, California at the end of the month.


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