Whenever someone mentions “Hoonigan,” these are the terms that usually come into mind – crazy cars, insane stunts, drifts and donuts, as well as Ken Block. Undoubtedly, the old-school Hoonigan is what made gear heads excited to watch and follow.
This episode of the Hoonigan Bonus shows the gang doing what they do best to have some fun – backyard drifting and donuts. They even brought their battered project cars such as the Honda-swapped Nissan 240SX Simple Seat Time Stallion, the BMW E36 Knuckle Busters, and the Chevrolet C5 Corvette body banger.
A Full Drift Course At Tires Slaying Studios
But before Vinny, Hert, and Ron can start their backyard drifting stunt, they first have to transform the Hoonigan’s Tire Slayer Studios in Compton, California into a suitable drift course. The mini “circuit” actually circles around the massive building of the Tire Slayer Studios (including outside the gate), with barricades, cones, barrels, and tires.
As for the competing cars, Hert’s Simple Seat Time Stallion is a Nissan 240SX devoid of its original engine. It now runs on a Honda K24 engine with a GTX3071 Gen II turbocharger and 15 psi of boost for a max output of more than 500 hp.
Meanwhile, Vin drove the Knuckle Busters BMW E36 project car, which now features an LS1 engine with Edelbrock cylinder heads. While it’s not as powerful as the 240SX, it still delivers a healthy 420 hp. On the other hand, Ron was piloting the Chevy C5 Corvette, Hoonigan’s thrashed project car for the Tire Slayer Studios.
Let The Tire-Slaying Drifting Fun Begin
After deciding on various things, the trio went into their respective cars and started their eye-catching maneuvers and stunts. These modified cars – the Simple Seat Time Stallion, the Knuckle Busters and the C5 Corvette — look good from the ground but the view is much better from the top.
Vinny, Hert, and Ron gave each other a run for money while burning tires. The cars were powerful enough to deliver power as they slide on the corners. They each performed solo runs and donuts, as well as tandem drifts. Perhaps the most enjoyable part to watch was when all three cars drifted through the course with relative ease.
This episode signaled the return of the drift jump. This maneuver requires a car to jump over the higher ground while still drifting. It’s a difficult stunt that’s fun to watch but nonetheless could shorten a car’s life.
Source: Hoonigan Bonus on YouTube