Drifting is nearly never the fastest way around a corner—but no one can argue it isn’t almost universally the coolest way around one.
Even pro cyclist Tim Johnson seems to think so, and he rides a bicycle. Hardly a vehicle suited for drifting.
Before the USA Cycling Time Trials took place in Chattanooga, TN, which also happens to be home to Volkswagen’s headquarters, the automaker decided to have a bit of fun.
They invited professional rally driver Tanner Foust to take a 900-horsepower Volkswagen Passat Rockstar Drift car to go around the cycling TT course. Tim Johnson got to ride along to show Foust some of the intricacies of the course, but that didn’t seem to matter much to Foust. As far as he knew, the best way to take the roundabouts and turnaround points was the one that left the most smoke behind.
Check out what happened in the clip below! It’s crazy to think that car is just a modified version of the same Passat we carry at Sierra Volkswagen!