Drifting is something not many know how to do in this game because it's tricky with an automatic transmission.
In this topic I'd like to discuss...
- How to Drift properly
- Best Cars for Rookie Drifters
- Best Cars for Advanced Drifters
- Best Drift Spots
Also, I want every drifter on this forum to share your best experiences while drifting, such as crazy tandems, jump drifts, clean consistent runs. Share videos, montages, etc. What's your favorite drift car and why? What are some crazy drift cars that are underrated?
Learning How Drift in Grand Theft Auto V
Now a lot of people believe drifting is when you whip the tail of your vehicle out and it just drags until it comes back in. This is not the case, this is what is call "Power Sliding" and it is NOT drifting. Drifting is basically controlling your car while it's out of control. When you whip the tail of your vehicle outwards and you start counter-steering you hit the throttle to get the wheels spinning. The goal is to control the car at a certain angle while using the throttle, steering, clutch, brakes, and the parking brake all at the same time. Now that you understand what drifting is, let me explain how all of this works on this game. It's quite simple, but takes a little practice to get used to. Now when you initiate the drift and start using the throttle, when the car is about to bog down or shift, I want you to use the parking brake(E-Brake) as if it was a clutch, like clutch kicking, sometimes you want to let off the gas, then hit the gas and the parking brake at the same time.Other times you can just simply just use the parking brake when you're still using the throttle. This will juke the transmission and downshift it. Basically all your doing is taking control over an automatic transmission since you aren't able to use a manual transmission. Now... GO TRY IT!
Best Drift Cars for Rookie Drifters
These are the easiest cars to learn to drift with, first I want you to start with the Futo since it is the easiest to drift. After that I suggest you start using the Schwartzer(LOWERED) so you can practice with angle. This will teach you how much angle you can drift at, some cars are different, but this will help you in the long run.
Here's the list.
I suggest you practice with these vehicles in order. Once you've mastered all of these vehicles or if you feel like skipping the Vigero and the Dominator, you can skip to the Advanced Drift Cars.
Best Drift Cars for Advanced Drifters
*BE SURE TO DO THE LOWERING GLITCH ON YOUR VEHICLE BEFORE TESTING IT*
- Sentinel XS
- Oracle 1
- Rapid GT
Feel free to try them in any order.
If you want a really great challenge, try out the Albany Roosevelt. The Picador is a great AWD Drift car when lowered.
Best Drift Spots in Los Santos
SPOTS ARE HIGHLIGHTED PURPLE
If you guys have other drift spots and drift cars, please list below!
This is The Drifter's Thread share and talk about your experiences.
If you guys ever want to meet up and drift, my Gamertag on XBOX LIVE is Sabre 6s
Examples of Drifting
These are NOT my videos, I am showing an example of actual drifting online without mods or cheats.
I would like to show everyone more examples of drifting, but sadly, no one knows how to drift other vehicles, or I can't seem to find any videos of proper drifting with the vehicles. Hopefully I will be able to record some footage of proper drifting with each vehicle in the list, soon.