Built by Racing Outlet Helios in Japan, the Audi A5 is everything you don’t attribute with drifting – Quattro, awkward engine packaging and prone to understeer. But that’s also what makes it so refreshing to see, and in typical Japanese tuning style, Likuta-san’s A5 hasn’t cut ANY corners.
It’s not an ex-race car, it’s not been anywhere near DTM in fact. This was a standard Audi A5 stripped back to a bare shell before embarking on the complete overhaul by Helios which is on par with just about any other professional race build we’ve ever seen. Its party piece? That monster 7.4-litre LSX 454R motor… with a cool 800 naturally-aspirated horses!