Posted by Justin on 08 30th, 2011
There is something incredibly thrilling about driving on a road course and controling a car while it slides from side to side at a very high speed. Sure, it’s better to stick to rear-wheel-drive car, because what matters the most is a necessity to balance the rear with the throttle. Some guys, mostly professional drivers, are keen on drifting practice due to the fact that it allows them to safely lose control of the ride and afterall restore the control. While trying to complete a set course as close to a judged criteria as possible, drifters drive around a predefined series of corners and points. The main criteria, drift drivers are judged for: speed, style or flair of the run, the line taken around the track, and the angle of the drift. To cut a long story short, drifting in its essence is a high skill level motorsport translating into absolute driving enjoyment and fun. It’s all about adrenaline rush, which can be captured, once you at least visit drifting competition, not to mention being a driver at a drift championship. For you to best conceive what drifting is, I’ve selected photos of stunning demonstrations by world-class drift racers. Check top five drift videos right after!
Front-Wheel Drive Scion tC (Converted to Rear-Wheel Drive) at the Formula DRIFT
Honda S2000 at Formula DRIFT Competition
Nissan 350Z at the Formula DRIFT
Mazda RX-8 at the Formula DRIFT
Honda Civic in the NHRA Sport Compact Drag Racing Series’ Pro Rear-Wheel-Drive Class
Hyundai Genesis Coupe at the Formula Drift
Top Five Insane Drifts:
You can’t really get a true feel of drift without seeing it in action. Here are my Top 5 videos from thousands of crazy drfiting videos on YouTube. Not all of them are professional, but their insanity can not be argued.
5. Drifting Gals
Our Top 5 drift chart opens a vid from the girl drifting competition taking place in Japan (of course!). Japan is a homeland of drifting, so no wonder that even girls from there know what a hot drift is. Looks like drifting is a part of their school program!
4. Tokio Drift in the Living Room
This guy decided that taking his too beautiful and too expensive Cobra out for a drift might be too dangerous, and found no better place to drift than his own house. I wonder if “drifting rooms” now become a trend among rich car enthusiasts. Insane indoor drift takes the 4th place of our chart.
3. Moscow Drift
Awesome backstage video from the Moscow night drift opens our Top 3 drift videos.
2. General Lee Drift
I’m sure you gonna click replay multimple times on this one. Crazy street drift performed by the General Lee Charger during a movie scene shoot.
1. 2011 Silverstone Drift Day
Stunning footage from the famous Silverstone curcuit is a No. 1 on our list. Kudos to the director of this video for the amazing Camaro slow-motion scene in the end – who said American cars suck at drifting?
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