Never thought about drifting a Van before, until I heard of this. Or have you ever thought of having a Van that could drift? _it should be a nice ride with seven of your friends sitting have having a lot of with the crazy drift van.
The Korean automaker tapped its Australian division to build a one-off drift machine for the World Time Attack Challenge racing festival currently on in Sydney, with the 8-seat Hyundai iMax minivan selected as the donor.
Mechanics sent the iMax’s 2.5-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder back to the parts bin and replaced it with a 3.5-liter V6 twin-turbocharged engine to make 402 horsepower and 409 pound-feet of torque. It spins the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.
All that power is transferred to the road via an eight-speed automatic transmission hooked up to a “corner-carving” differential, while the soundtrack is provided by a bi-modal exhaust making the most out of the V6 noise. Like other N models, the iMax N has electronically-controlled dampers, upgraded brakes, and 19-inch alloy wheels taken straight out of the i30 N with the performance package.
It is very curious to see a drifting in motion. The iMax N was said to compete in three competitions during some events: the Clubsprint Class for outright lap times; the Flying 500 for acceleration performance; and the Drifting Cup for sideways driving ability.