Morning Symphony: Ryan Tuerck’s Ferrari-Powered “GT4586” Toyota On It’s First Drift Run!


Morning Symphony: Ryan Tuerck’s Ferrari-Powered “GT4586” Toyota On It’s First Drift Run!

Enzo Ferrari’s legacy is of a racing leader who gave all of the credit to the car. Not the driver, not the team so much, but the car that, along with the engine, bore his name. A Ferrari-powered Ferrari was the only way he would have it, and with the one sole exception of sending Dino V6 engines to Lancia for their Stratos in the 1970s, that was Il Commendatore’s way until his passing in 1988. It is probably a good thing that Ferrari has been gone for nearly thirty years, because if he had ever caught wind of Ryan Tuerck’s Toyota “GT4586”, the Toyota 86 with the heart of a Ferrari 458 Italia, chances are good that there would be a screaming rage heard throughout the Maranello area. Shoving a formerly mid-ship engine into a space where a boxer four once sat and making it run rear-wheel-drive was not easy, but the results are spectacular, if not absolutely batshit crazy. It’s the kind of race car you dreamt of as a kid, and it’s completed…and finally, after seeing it at SEMA 2016, we get to see it do what it was intended to do: hang the tail out like a pro with that wicked Ferrari banshee scream permeating the air. Who knows, maybe the old man would’ve dug it after all. He did prefer his cars to be used to the nth degree on the track…


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One thought on “Morning Symphony: Ryan Tuerck’s Ferrari-Powered “GT4586” Toyota On It’s First Drift Run!

  1. Geordie Hatin' Mad Chevy

    Watching this is the equivalent of Rosie O’Donnell undressing. Something for those of lesser needs.

    How drifting ever got this big I don’t have a clue.

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