Not your usual drift car, right? Somehow though, a Volvo estate going sideways has a very unique way of catching one's attention...
Alright, the car Marc Huxley alias Hux built here to replace the Corolla he was competing with in the British Drift Championship, hasn't much of the original 240 GL on it anymore. Nearly every part was optimized for battle.
In fact, it's partially BMW and Nissan, and suddenly the drift-car idea doesn't seem so strange at all.
Take for example the front suspension. It's based on the one of a Nissan 200SX/240SX. The rear suspension actually comes from a Group 4 Ford Escort. The engine might be the biggest modification though. Underneath the bonnet works a BMW 4ltr M60 B40 V8. The gearbox is also BMW, taken from a 5-series (E39)...at least the rear axle with diff is still Volvo.
Even the headlights and the front bumper are from a BMW E34 5-series. I can't help but think that's blasphemy in a way - I wouldn't want any BMW parts on my Volvo, but as long as it works for Hux, it's fine I guess.
The custom canards are cool though and actually aid downforce, as well as the MASSIVE rear diffuser does.
All you need for going sideways: Enkei 17×9 5×114.3 ET22 with 22mm hub spacers running Bridgstone 215/45x17in (front), 17×10 Borbet in 5×120, 17×11 banded steels, 17×8.5 Earson eight spoke steels (rear). Oh, and 65 (!) mm spacers in the rear.
The 240 dashboard was largely removed and spiced up with AutoMeter race gauges. Steering wheel and seats are Sparco and there's of course a racing harnesses all over the interior. Looks like a nice workplace to me!
What do you think of this drift machine?