Best drift cars.

Discussion in 'GT5 Drifting' started by ardritqelaj, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. ardritqelaj

    ardritqelaj

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    I'm learning to drift in GT5 and I'm not really sure what kind of car. Or what car. Should I get a japanese drift car,or get a american car and drift it?I'm guessing to use a japanese car bcuz GT5 is basically all japanese cars. I know it's supposed to be rwd.
     
  2. edawg456

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    1) with any good tune, almost any car can drift

    2) belongs in the gt5 section of the forum
     
  3. MisterWhiskers

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    AYYYEEEE WASSUP SHQIPTARE? The S13 is the lightest and is the easiest to tune.
     
  4. Pupik

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    Moved to the GT5 Drifting forum.
     
  5. GhostZ

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    "Best" is a little subjective.

    Are you just learning? Best is a car that is easy, but teaches you how to drift with skill.

    Are you trying to win a competition? Best is a car that just gets massive angle at high speed, without much other benefits. It can be completely useless otherwise.

    Are you trying to just drift in a tandem? Best is a car that is very easily controlled.

    Are you trying to drift consistently and reliably? Best is a car that is predictable in its rotation, power, and control.

    Are you trying to get points on seasonals? Best is a group of "cheat" cars that can drift to extreme point values.


    Yes, almost any car can do some of those things to some level, but to optimize will require you to be both extremely skilled and understand tuning very well.

    If you're starting out, I recommend a bone-stock '78 Nissan 280Z-L on Comfort Soft tires (the stock ones) Corolla GT-Apex '83, also completely stock, the R31 Skyline GTS-R, etc. The more power your car has, the easier to drift poorly, but still drift. So if you try to drift some 500+ HP monster to begin with, it won't require you to learn better technique in order to get some reward of a drift.


    Also, what country they come from has little indication on whether or not they can drift. Japanese cars only tend to drift because A) A lack of radial tires for most road cars in Japan until the late 80s (higher slip angles) low weight and slipping speeds (made drifting easier at low corners) because of thinner safety and steel regulations and physically smaller cars, and a large amount of down-hill tight corners throughout the landscape, which cause a car to oversteer. Granted, some of this was because of a growing popularity in the country, but the actual mechanical reasons is what makes the cars able to drift. Think if it like that, not in terms of what country or what type of car, but what are the stats about the actual parts that went into it.
     
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  6. DGambino1

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    The two best starter cars are: FC and the S13.

    Use them without ABS and no upgrades.

    There's a great "S" section at Indy Road course to practice on.

    Have fun!
     
  7. eddyac

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    Miata is the best for me :tup:
     
  8. aasikissa

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    Silvia s13 with 300 bhp and all aids off