There are only a handful of things that can “trip your trigger” like the unmistakable smell of tires being murdered. Especially when combined with the intoxicating sound of a high-powered engine bouncing off the rev-limiter. Which is probably why Ken Block’s Gymkhana videos are so incredibly popular. With that being said, other pro-level drivers are quick to jump on the viral video train and one name that continues to pop up is Formula Drift Champion, Chris Forsberg. We’ve featured him a few times where he’s taken his badass 370Z out on an open country road, not to mention his gorgeous restomod 280Z. And here he is again with his latest attempt at a viral video and just like all the others, it’s hard to pass this one up.
Forsberg teamed up with one of his main sponsors, NOS Energy Drink, to bring a film they are calling PROXIMITY. Like a few others, the star of the video is a 370Z that’s been heavily modified to the extent that it now pushes out a tire-melting 1,000hp thanks to a twin turbo VQ42 Nissan V6. Rumor has it that he also has the ability to add another couple hundred horsepower with the push of a button when he engages the nitrous. Whether that’s true or not is unclear. However, we do know that it has a wicked anti-lag that ensures he will have immediate throttle response whenever he needs it. Which is really important when you bobbing and weaving through obstacles like he does in this video.
PROXIMITY takes place in an old junkyard so the “obstacles” are extremely unforgiving broken down cars, so the last thing you’d want to do is run into one. That makes the precise driving Forsberg pulls off even more impressive if you ask me. There are a few times where he’s quite literally threading a needle where there couldn’t be more than an inch of breathing room on either side of the car. But that’s why he’s a drift champion. This is a perfect video to tide us over until this coming Monday when Ken Block will finally unveil CLIMBKHANA, the video showing the new and improved Hoonicorn V2 with its twin-turbo V8 pushing out 1,400hp being unleashed on the one and only Pikes Peak Hillclimb, something we’ve been looking forward to for months now.