From the factory, the BMW 1 Series M was a real gem. It had nice big fenders, a twin-turbo straight six motor, and a bunch of M3 chassis bits, making it a blast to drive. As one owner discovered, it's also a great starting point for building a monster V10-powered drift car.
The owner of this 1M wasn't satisfied with the 335-horsepower output of the standard motor, so he decided to replace it entirely with a 5.0-liter V10 engine out of an E60-generation BMW M5. Thanks to the new heart, the car now sends an absurd 550 horsepower to the rear wheels.
The car had most of its interior stripped out, replaced with a race-ready roll cage. Some drift-appropriate suspension mods have also been thrown in, and the car now weighs a fantastic 2200 lbs. In a car with that much power, getting it sideways shouldn't be an issue.
Watch as this 1 Series drift machine rips through a course at the Nürburgring Drift Cup, getting completely sideways at every opportunity.