C6 Corvette is a Ready-built Drift Car

By -

The C6 makes an excellent platform for a lot of things, including drifting.

Drifting most certainly isn’t your average, traditional form of motorsport. Instead of setting lap times and swapping paint with other cars, you’re battling cones and getting as close as possible to losing control without actually losing control. It takes skill. And of course, the right kind of vehicle. As drifting has become more and more popular around the world, we’re also starting to see more and more drift cars like this C6 Corvette.

But while many drift Corvettes are heavily modified, this particular example isn’t. In fact, it’s essentially stock save for coilovers, angle mods, exhaust, and a tune. So YouTuber and Corvette drifter¬†Taylor Ray¬†decided to hop behind the wheel and find out how it compares to his own hardcore racer.

C6 Corvette

Front end mods consist of a new tie rod end, knuckle, and 2-inch spacer, which pushes the wheels out a little further. But the biggest (and most obvious) mods are actually inside. There you’ll find NRG bucket seats and a full cage, which is kind of important when you’re flying around corners sideways. And of course, a massive hand brake lever. But the rest is pretty much bone stock C6 Corvette, including the fancy Bose stereo.

Out on the track, those mods translate to plenty of power and loads of forward grip. The angle mods help tremendously in the corners, but the car gets hot after just a couple of laps. But the lack of a rear sway bar makes for a slightly less “controlled” feeling.

Still, a very impressive outing for a car with minimal mods. If you’re looking to get into the drift world, you can’t do much better than a C6 Corvette.

Join the Corvette forums now!

Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Corvette Forum, Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other auto sites.

Comments ()