I’m sure you have heard of drifting; you may have even seen it with your own eyes. Depending on your preferences, drifting may sound fun or dangerous to you. However, don’t judge yet because there may be a lot you still don’t know about drifting.

Let’s start with what drifting is and where it all started.

Drifting is basically a motorsport; you already knew that right? However, did you know the interesting science behind it? Drifting is where professional drivers push the limits of their car to an extent by completely keeping control over it. There is something about the car sliding down the road that just keeps us coming back. It can either be the elegance of the car, the thrill and adrenaline it gives, or the balance between the road, the car, and the driver. No matter what it is, there’s no denying that it is an amazing sport. Drifting originated from Japan in the 1980s. It all started with a 20-year-old Japanese man named Keiichi Tsuchiya who started experimenting with not spinning his car on curves.

You don’t need to have a special car in order to drift. It doesn’t even matter if your car is automatic. As long as it has all the physical needs you are good to go. However, there are some cars which are much better use for drifting. Some of the best cars for drifting are:

  • BMW 3 series
  • Infiniti G35
  • Nissan Skyline R33 GTS-T.
  • Toyota Supras

Now, I’m not an expert nor a drifter, but sport cars like these are known to be the best for drifting. Apart from the best cars to drift with, it is interesting to know some of the best drifters.

  • Travis Pastrana
  • Ken Block
  • Chris Forsberg
  • Masato Kawabata
  • Tanner Foust

Now that you know more about drifting, I’m sure you’re intrigued. Don’t worry, there are drifting schools that help you become drifters. If you love the adrenaline, go for it! But before you leave, there are some very important safety tips you need to know about drifting. It is not all fun and games, even professional drifters have taken the time to master this sport.

  • Watch as many as videos as you can in order to understand the sport. Watching videos not only introduces you to drifting, but you will also see all the errors and safety measures taken.
  • Constantly practice. You can practice on your own, with your friends or even join events and learn from your competitors. As you know, practice makes perfect.
  • Learn how your car works, what to do, and what not to do. It is important to keep in mind that you are still not a professional and need to be careful with your actions. Research about how your car works in order to understand it and drive it properly.

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