I feel it’s secure to say that right here at Jalopnik, we’re very a lot in favor of the next: Twingos, drifting, rear engines, making low-cost shitboxes much more enjoyable, and being overtly and unashamedly delighted by any or all the following. As someone frequently thrilled by cheap shitboxes, I admit I really feel a form of kinship with Piotr, his little Renault Twingo, and his dream of constructing it a drift automotive.
The Twingo in query is a brand new one, a GT one, even, and in contrast to earlier Twingos, this one is a rear-engine/RWD vehicle, which ought to make it fairly promising for drifting and all method of different good-natured hoonery.
It ought to, however, sadly, it doesn’t. The explanation it doesn’t is that Renault desires to promote these as secure and easy-to-drive helpful little metropolis vehicles, not loopy drifting micro-monsters, so that they have every kind of digital stability and management methods in there to make the automotive secure and predictable, however, sadly kill all of the enjoyable.
Our pal Piotr is aware of this, after all, however like all of us, sees all of the enjoyable potential for the automotive—hell, these entrance wheels flip a full 45 levels! That with RWD ought to make this factor higher at cranking out donuts than Krispy Kreme when the neon HOT NOW signal is on.
So, to do that, Piotr takes the little Gaul to a tuner, who works all method of magic, as much as and together with welding the diff, to make the automotive into one thing that lastly lives as much as its potential, and all of it begins with somewhat swap that kills each computerized buzzkill on the automotive.
Right here, simply watch:
The perfect half is how thrilled Piotr is with all of it. It’ll make you are feeling a bit higher about all the things.
Effectively, all the things until you’re American and also you keep in mind that you would be able to’t get these right here. And all the things else sucks.
Simply watch the completely happy dude drift.