Battle of The Shops

Muscle Tuner Automotive was honored to be one of two shops to upgrade and modify the new 2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback. We were very proud to be part of this project with Toyota to help show the potential of the new Corolla as well as our skills, services and creativity despite very limited aftermarket support at the time of the build.

The car was raced by professional drift racers Jhonnattan Castro against Fredric Aasbø of Papadakis racing in another Corolla. The race was won and the car was displayed at various events including Formula D in Long Beach, CA , SEMA 2019 in Las Vegas, NV, Toyota headquarters in Texas and more.


Checkout the three teaser videos of the battle as well as the complete race below.


Thank you to everyone who was involved in the project and to you for your support.

Click below for the article on the Toyota USA Newsroom

The Race