Denis Ivanov, one of our developers here at FCP Euro, had his Dapper Drift Mercedes E55 AMG featured on Speedhunters. Reading the story and looking at the stunning photos from Naveed Yousufzai validates the unique approach Denis has taken with this build from the start, and we're super proud to have our name (and his) featured on such a legendary site.
If you look around our office during lunchtime, you'll see a variety of websites our employees check out to occupy their time. Speedhunters is one of them, and there's a good reason for it.
Speedhunters regularly features the most unique builds from across the globe with the stories to go along with them. From our standpoint, seeing one of our cars in a publication is always cool, but seeing one of our cars in one of the best online automotive publications in the world takes our pride to a whole other level.
For Denis' case, he's a man who wears many hats. At any given drift event, he's the mechanic, the driver, the brand ambassador, and the camera operator. He does them all really well, but being a one-man-band means we see the content he creates from his perspective. And when you build, drive, and own the car (and deal with everything that goes wrong with it), sometimes you take your work for granted.
That's why we're so appreciative of this Speedhunters article; it's one of the first times we've seen the Dapper Drift Mercedes E55 AMG from a perspective outside of our own. Naveed Yousufzai did an incredible job conveying why Denis' build is so special and unique.
All images by Naveed Yousufzai - Instagram
Rather than explain the article here, you should go check it out for yourself and let us know what you think about it in the comments below. We may even have our own Speedhunters-style features on the blog here in the near future.
So, what's next for Dapper Drift? The car is coming back home to FCP Euro headquarters to bolster the summer event circuit. You may even see it at a few different drift events on the east coast, who knows.
Have any thoughts as to what we should do with the E55 AMG? Leave them in the comments below, and if you want to see more of Denis in the E55, check out our coverage from Winterjam at Sonoma Raceway last month.
Writer/Editor at FCP Euro and owner of a daily R53 MINI Cooper, a track-built R53 MINI, and a 1997 Dakar Yellow E36 M3 Sedan. ••• Instagram: @evan.madore