This 1,000-horsepower, Rear-drive Toyota Corolla Im Could Be Yours

This 1,000-horsepower, rear-drive Toyota Corolla iM could be yours

We were amazed last year when we learned that Papadakis Racing built Fredric Aasbo a rear-drive, 1,000-horsepower 2017 Toyota Corolla iM for drifting. Now we're amazed that the car could end up in the hands of an average person, because the car is currently going for auction on Bring A Trailer.

Just as a quick recap for those that might have missed hearing about the car last year, the little Toyota hatch features a turbocharged and nitrous-injected 2.7-liter 2AR-series Toyota four-cylinder. Variants of that engine are found in older Toyota RAV4s and Camrys. According to Bring A Trailer, the engine hits 1,000 horsepower and 850 pound-feet of torque when running on E85. Power goes through a four-speed dog box manual transmission to the rear wheels.

Over 1,000 Line Up For Ghosn Court Hearing

Over 1,000 line up for Ghosn court hearing

More than 1,000 people lined up at a Tokyo court on Tuesday morning in the hope of attending the hearing of former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn.

His arrival at the courthouse marked his first public appearance since his arrest in November.

Sony Xperia Xz2 Premium Available Now For $1,000

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Available Now For $1,000


Sony is one of the many companies after your dollars with its flagship smartphones. The Xperia XZ2 Premium is one such device. Sony unveiled the handset in February this year and it has all of the features that one would expect from a flagship smartphone in 2018. The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is now available for purchase at a price that might cause some buyers to think twice before putting money down for the handset.

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It also supports external expansion through a microSD card. The design itself has been updated compared to its predecessor and comes complete with curved glass and a fingerprint sensor that’s placed at the back.

Nintendo Switch Survives 1,000 Feet Drop

Nintendo Switch Survives 1,000 Feet Drop

Nintendo’s hardware products are generally quite durable but you wouldn’t reasonably expect one of its products to survive a 1,000 feet drop. Then again, it’s not like that’s a reasonable use case for a product in the first place. Nevertheless, a YouTuber decided to find out what would happen to the Nintendo Switch console if it was dropped from that height. The result is going to surprise you.

The folks behind the UnlockRiver.com YouTube channel attached a Nintendo Switch console to a drone using a lot of tape and a very strong cord. The drone was then flown to a height of 1,000 feet above the ground.