- travis pastrana, who has taken over the helm of the gymkhana youtube series from ken block, has shown off his latest drift car, a 1983 subaru gl wagon.
- this is no ordinary gl wagon, however, gaining beefy wheel arches, a roll cage, gold wheels, and a fully carbon fiber body.
- no technical details have been released, and the dramatic gl drift wagon should have its full gymkhana debut later this year.
late last year, drift maestro ken block—known for his viral gymkhana youtube series—revealed his latest toy, the all-electric audi s1 e-tron quattro hoonitron, which will star in a new video called elektrikhana coming this year. but while block has transitioned to electric power, rally driver travis pastrana, who took over the gymkhana series two years ago, is sticking with internal combustion and has unveiled his latest drift machine, a heavily modified 1983 subaru gl wagon.
while we don't yet have details about the subaru's modifications, we can clearly an awesome set of gold wheels and that gl’s body has been radically modified, sprouting wide wheel arches. the body is entirely built from carbon fiber and the work was completed by vermont sportscar, subaru’s u.s. motorsport partner. you can catch a quick glimpse of the car at the beginning of the preview video above, where pastrana calls it “the coolest car i’ve ever driven.”
the second-generation gl first went on sale in 1979 and was powered by a series of flat-four engines. the gl was offered in a variety of body styles, including coupe, sedan, wagon, and three-door hatchback, and the compact brat pickup truck was spun off the same platform. pastrana has gone for the wagon variant, and while no technical details have been released, we’d wager that the flat-four has been extensively tuned for this drift machine.