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1000hp Nissan GT-R night drift attack

By Scott Newman, 19 Jan 2016 Features

Dark, fog, rain - this takes serious balls

1000hp Nissan GT-R night drift attack

Drifting is not everyone's cup of tea, but there's no denying it takes immense skill to have a car endlessly teetering on the edge of control.

Add rain and massive horsepower to the mix and it gets even harder, then what about some fog? Oh and then do it in the dark as well. And did we mention the guard-rail lined public road?

Hence why Toyo Tyres enlisted the services of 2015 D1GP champion Masato Kawabata and his wild 745kW Nissan R35 GT-R. Kawabata is clearly a very brave man, wrestling this monster up Japan's famous Hakone Turnpike road with near-zero visibility.

For a taste of what it looks like in daylight - and with fellow drifter Ken Gushi in tow in a turbo Toyota 86 check the video below.