Learn about the history of the Torino drift version

It is owned by Ñuño López, who uses it to compete in the South American Formula Drift.

In each show that the Formula Drift South America in Argentina the most applauded car is the one that drives Ñuño López. It is not for less since it is a Torino, one of the most popular brands in our country.

Ñuño López, the owner of the Torino Drift.

This Toro, painted matt black and with an aesthetic that resembles the vehicles it uses Ken Block, is special for two great reasons. One is the affective. Ñuño inherited it from his grandfather and with this same machine he began to satisfy his passion for speed through the bites. Of course he also used it to spin and enter sideways into every roundabout he found on his way.

The other peculiarity is its mechanics. Because it was very expensive to adapt the original to compete in this discipline, this Mendoza native of the town of San Rafael decided to pass all the braces of the BMW 328 Club Sport that he had been using.

At the end of last year the BMW-powered Torino debuted in San Rafael, at the close of the season, and instantly won the affection of the public.

The drift Toro weighs 1.100 kilos, while its engine produces about 240 horsepower "With chip and raised cams", as explained by its owner. López is also very excited because his power will increase shortly. "Now we are working to put a turbo", Explica.

While Ñuño makes no secret of his happiness and pride in racing this car, he acknowledges that some people don't drink so well that it doesn't have its original engine. “I know purists don't like that, but most people do…”.

The talk with Automundo ends. Ñuño apologizes and hurriedly climbs into his Torino to do what he enjoys the most: take it to the side.




Automundo is the blog about news from the automotive industry, motorsport and the culture of the region. Director: Diego Durruty.

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