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900HP VW Passat for Tanner Foust Revealed

Drifting mom-mobile for Formula D rocks nitrous-sucking 7.4L V8 under hood

Conner Golden
Apr 7, 2015

Professional drifter and rally driver Tanner Foust revealed a new specially prepared Volkswagen Passat he will pilot in his return to Formula Drift this season. While the car looks somewhat similar to a standard Passat, the drift machine is radically different from the front-wheel-drive midsize sedan you see on public roads.

In order to have the power to break the rear tires loose at a moment’s notice, the Rockstar Energy Drink/Nitto Tire Volkswagen Passat features a 7.4-liter V-8 spitting out 700 hp, with a 200-hp nitrous-oxide boost to push the total power output to 900 hp. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed dog-box racing transmission.

Rockstar Energy Drink Nitto Tire Volkswagen Passat quarter front end Photo 2/13   |   Rockstar Energy Drink Nitto Tire Volkswagen Passat Quarter Front End

The introduction of the Rockstar Volkswagen Passat marks Tanner Foust's return to the drift circuit. A two-time Formula Drift world champion, Foust turned his focus to RallyCross in 2010, and has since then claimed the Global RallyCross championship title three times, in 2010, 2011, and 2012. He began driving Volkswagen rally cars in 2014. Foust holds more motorsports medals and victories from the X Games than any other competitor, and has competed in a multitude of other forms of motorsport. Currently, Foust is also a presenter on the U.S. version of Top Gear.

The drift-ready Volkswagen Passat makes its competitive debut at the Grand Prix of Long Beach drift circuit in California, on April 10 through April 11. Take a look at the insane 900-hp drift machine in the photo gallery and videos.

Source: Rockstar

Rockstar Energy Drink Nitto Tire Volkswagen Passat wheel Photo 3/13   |   Rockstar Energy Drink Nitto Tire Volkswagen Passat Wheel
Rockstar Energy Drink Nitto Tire Volkswagen Passat hood Photo 13/13   |   Rockstar Energy Drink Nitto Tire Volkswagen Passat Hood
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