Eli Houtondji


Elias Hountondji

Link Legend Eli makes up half of the iconic duo - the Red Bull Driftbrothers. The German brothers have not only won multiple European Drifting titles between them, but they have also raised the profile drifting by performing at many big events, such as Formula 1 in Austria. 



Discipline: Drift

Competition: Drift Masters European Championship

Vehicle: BMW E30 with a 7.0L V8 engine. ±610bhp, ±780Nm

Nationality: German

Team: Red Bull Drift Brothers

Profession: Aerospace Engineer


  • BDC Pro driver at just 14 years old
  • 2018 DMEC Round 1 Winner
  • Featured on The Grand Tour TV series
What forms of motorsport have you raced in?


What are your best achievements?

Besides titles and podiums, almost ten years of competitive motorsport without a single missed race due to technical errors of the cars.

What do you love about cars?

I am fascinated by tall the engineering aspects that go into a car and allow it to do what it does.

Where do you reside?

Rechberghausen, GER (A small village between Stuttgart and Ulm)




Eli's V8 engine uses a Link Thunder ECU & MXS Strada Dash.


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