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How to aim one's car at a wall and miss it completely; drifting is the opposite of grip driving, which involves taking a corner without sliding. This can be done without any regard to horsepower, weight, or any other factors. Essentially this means any car can drift, however, some cars are more apt to powerslide than drift. Drifting originated in Japan, thus most cars used to drift are Japanese. Most of the cars used to drift are also usually RWD cars with FR layouts, as they are easier to drift than AWD cars, FWD cars, or RWD cars with MR layouts. However, other drivetrains are used for drifting by different people, as driving styles vary from person to person. Some common cars used to drift are the Nissan Silvia, the Nissan 350Z, the Mazda RX-7, and the Toyota Supra.
Drifting is not for the faint of heart, the poor, or those who are nursing, pregnant, or may become pregnant. If you have trouble experiencing any epic, you may not wish to try to drifting, as it will have a sudden spike in epic if done correctly.
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To cause a vehicle to exceed its tire's limits of adhesion, exhibiting a lateral slip, resulting in an oversteer condition.
Takumi was seen on Interstate 81, in his 1986 Toyota Corolla ,drifting along the many curves in the road.
by Srinath May 02, 2004
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Drifting, the art of controling an out of control vehicle.
Drifting is not a race at all but rather a subjective sport where drivers compete against each other but are judged on the basis of style and execution--think of it as the 'figure skating' of motorsports, a controlled ballet of lightweight vehicles sliding around a turn to make the most stylized and complex drift possible. As it is not a race, drivers are not timed but are judged using a point system based on form, and the high scorer of each heat advances to the next round. To create his (or her) own style, each driver customizes their vehicle with aftermarket parts that shape their personal style and performance. Only certain models are chosen for competitive drifting; though almost any car can be caused to drift momentarily due to a loss of control, the necessity of being able to control the drift requires that only rear-wheel drive and some all wheel drive vehicles be used. Typically, drift drivers use inexpensive and lightweight Japanese vehicles such as the Nissan 240SX and its Japanese counterpart, the Silvia, but American cars have been used in competition recently as well.
by Mr Drift September 03, 2006
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When you are high enough to the point where you don't speak and your actions are subconsciously done to get you through the high.
"Hey, Zack hasn't said a thing all night"
"Yeah, he's probably just drifting"
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A really entertaining way to ruin your tires.
Some dude just went drifting by me in a cloud of smoke and hit a wall, man!
by XomegaX October 06, 2009
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Something homeless people do from town to town.
Did you see that homless guy drifting last night?
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Making the car slip laterally by means of oversteering. Possible with a RWD vehicle. Some people try this with FWD cars as well by driving in Reverse.
Its aptly defined as "Controlling your car when it is in uncontrolable zone"
US competed in the Drifting Grand Prix with a Pontiac GTO and were knocked out before the round of 15.
by LedVTECin August 20, 2004
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