Last night, I had a chat with a friend whose seriously into drifting. As the conversation went back and forth, one point that came up in conversation was the rise of V8 engines into the sport. As a sport that started seeing cars that had small high-revving four cylinders, V8s have started to become the mainstay engine format of choice in drifting.
They make a lot of sense for a number of reasons, mostly the greater power and torque delivery that drivers get from it.
Plus, they sound awesome, which is always a plus.