Drifting is more popular than ever, mainly because it makes such an incredible spectacle. The success of global drift series such as Formula D, Formula Drift, Drift Kings and Drift Masters has inspired many young drivers to take to the wheel of a drift car. But how do you start a drifting career or how do you improve your car and skills? No one better to ask than Vernon Zwaenepoel, a highly experienced drifter and a judge in many drifting competitions.
Tip 1: Get yourself a rear-wheel-drive car, with differential.
There are many ways to acquire a drift car. You can obviously buy one, but you can often rent them or borrow one from a friend. Most experienced drifters have often some old bangers sitting around in their workshop. The key for your first car is not to have too much power – that only makes the learning process harder. But what you do need is a limited-slip differential.