In this guide I go over the basic of how drifting works and how to use this knowledge in a*setto
What Drifting is and how it works
How to drift your car:
1. Set yourself up for the corner slightly to the outside of center. You don’t want to take the racing line here as you need to have room on the outside of the corner. Get all of your braking out of the way in a straight line and ease off the brakes when your cornering speed is reached.
2. Turn briefly towards the outside of the corner, using trail braking if necessary (feathering the brake into the corner) to reduce any understeer you might experience. You don’t want to take a lot of time over this motion, just enough to create a weight transfer to the inside wheels.
3. Almost immediately turn in sharply in the correct direction of the corner. When done properly, the reverse in weight transfer to the outside wheels should unsettle the rear of the car enough to break traction.
4. The back of the car will start to come round – this tightens the radius of the turn and thus allows quite tight corners to be taken at speed. Counter steer if necessary to keep the car heading in the desired direction. Once you’re past the apex of the corner, gradually reduce the amount of steering lock. Once you have completed the corner, apply progressive throttle to accelerate out of the corner.
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Oversteer- (of a motor vehicle) have a tendency to turn more sharply than was intended.
Understeer- (of a motor vehicle) have a tendency to turn less sharply than is intended.
So many different drifts….
This is performed when entering a corner and using full throttle to produce heavy oversteer through the turn. You need a lot of horsepower to make this happen.
E-Brake ( hand brake) Drift
This technique is very basic, pull the E-Brake or hand brake to induce rear traction loss and balance drift through steering and throttle play. This can also be used to correct errors or fine tune drift angles. Main drift technique used in Forward Wheel Drive vehicles.
This is performed by depressing the clutch pedal on approach or during a mild drift, then the clutch is “popped-up” to give a sudden jolt through the driveline to upset rear traction.
Shift Lock Drift
This is performed by letting the revs drop on downshift into a corner and then releasing the clutch fast to put stress on the driveline to slow the rear tires inducing oversteer. This is like pulling the E-brake through a turn, but this should be performed on wet ground to minimize damage to the driveline.
Dirt Drop Drift
This is performed by dropping the rear tires off the road into the dirt to maintain or gain drift angle without losing power or speed and to set up for the next turn. This technique is very useful for low horsepower cars. Do not attempt this technique at the Drift Session or you will lose precious points.
This is performed by rocking the car towards the outside of a turn and then using the rebound of grip to throw the car into the normal cornering direction. This is heavy rally racing technique used to change vehicle attitudes during cornering.
In this technique the rear tire on the inside of a turn or apex is bounced over a curb to lose traction resulting in oversteer. Do not attempt this technique at the Drift Session or you will lose precious points.
This is performed by trail braking into a corner. Loss of grip is obtained and then balanced through steering and throttle motions. This is mainly for medium to low speed corners.
This is performed at race speeds. When entering a high speed corner a driver lifts his foot off the throttle very fast to induce a mild oversteer and then balances the drift through steering and throttle motions. The car that is being used for this style of drift should be a neutral balanced car therefore the oversteer will induce itself. If the car plows through any turn this technique will not work.
Long Slide Drift
This is done by pulling the E-brake through a strait to start a high angel drift and to hold this to set up for the turn ahead. This technique can only be done at high speed.
Swaying Drift (Choku-Dori)
This is a slow side-to-side faint like drift where the rear end sways back and forth down a strait. Noting to do with Scandinavian flick.
The Scandinavian flick is a technique used frequently in rallying, a method of breaking traction at the rear wheels of a car on loose surfaces in order to turn a tight corner rapidly. The tightest corners and hairpins usually require the use of a handbrake turn, but the flick can be used in conjunction with, or without the handbrake. The name arose from the Finnish and Swedish rally racers of the 1960s who widely used it with great success.
Wanna listen to some tunes?
Trust me put some eurobeat on while playing a*setto and you’ll become 10x better at drifting.
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