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Darren McNamara has had an impressive run drifting in America under the Team Falken name. Representing Ireland, Team Falken Tire picked McNamara up to join their team after being impressed with his skills behind the wheels of a Toyota AE86. Now Team Need for Speed has enlisted D-MAC’s help to broaden their European reach and putting him back behind the wheel of an AE86.
This year Team Need for Speed has been compromised of Mad Mike Whiddett and Matt Powers. Now Darren McNamara will join the group in the above rendered AE86 not only as a drift machine, but a grip one as well. The car is currently under construction at MCN Sport, Darren’s own shop that specializes in AE86 performance.
They promise that it’ll be the wildest AE86 ever, powered with a 500-hp 13B rotary powerplant with an estimated weight of 1,760 lbs. Custom fabrication work includes a rear-mounted radiator, custom seven feet widebody and 17×10 Work Meister wheels with an insane -45 offset. Of course they’ll be wrapped with Falken rubber.
Darren hasn’t decided when and where it’ll make an appearance, but he promises that Europe will be in for a treat when he does. We’ll keep our eyes out!