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Old 06-17-2009, 02:27 AM   #1
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Drifting???

Anyone see the new 2010 mustang drifting in japan?(link below)
Can a 2010 Camaro do better than that?


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Old 06-17-2009, 02:43 AM   #2
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I would love to see what the new Camaro could do in drifting competitions. Yeah Vaugh Gitton is use to the Mustang so of course he makes it looks good. If the Camaro can drift as good as the old one that would be cool. The sound is amazing!
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:44 AM   #3
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thats a gt500... did u notice the supercharger?
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Old 06-17-2009, 08:14 AM   #4
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No, and I hope not.
Wheelspin has a place, and that place is not when you're cornering.
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Old 06-17-2009, 08:58 AM   #5
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I hope I can see the camaro drifting! I would love to see that!
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Camaro isnt going to drift as well, weaker handling response and more curb weight.





No it isnt a GT500.






And wheelspin around corners takes alot more driving skill than wheelspin in a parking lot
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Old 06-17-2009, 11:48 AM   #7
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Of all of the pony/muscle/whatever cars, I think the mustang looks like dookie. Drifting is for little asian girls in nissans.
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Old 06-17-2009, 12:07 PM   #8
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Of all of the pony/muscle/whatever cars, I think the mustang looks like dookie. Drifting is for little asian girls in nissans.


We did it first here in the USA... We called it the POWESLIDE.

Now, we just rip though the corners with VERY sticky tires.
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Old 06-17-2009, 12:16 PM   #9
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Cool vids...especially the Camaro!...that's power.
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is it possible to drift camaro with auto/tapshift
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:01 PM   #11
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With 400 HP? I don't see why it wouldn't powerslide. The question is, Are you sure you can control it? If not, will you mind all the damage when you crack it up?
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With 400 HP? I don't see why it wouldn't powerslide. The question is, Are you sure you can control it? If not, will you mind all the damage when you crack it up?




Anything with enough power to spin the wheels has the potential to power slide....



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...right off the side of the road
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Nothing is stupider than a race that is judged by style points.
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Of all of the pony/muscle/whatever cars, I think the mustang looks like dookie. Drifting is for little asian girls in nissans.
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I just think it's funny how back in the day the little Asian cars had the rep for handling through the corners and the Americans were the ones powersliding and all that, now it's reversed.
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Nothing is stupider than a race that is judged by style points.
Unless it's monster trucks, of course.
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so out of all the drift-bashers in this thread - how many of you have actually drifted or tried to drift a car?
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so out of all the drift-bashers in this thread - how many of you have actually drifted or tried to drift a car?
everytime i make a left turn in light rain thank you!
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Never. I prefer to be in control.
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If your not in control while your drifting, your not drifting. Your sliding out of control.



Drifting is the controlled powerslide of your car.
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We did it first here in the USA... We called it the POWESLIDE.

Now, we just rip though the corners with VERY sticky tires.
We use to call it "Do`n 4 wheel powerslides."
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so out of all the drift-bashers in this thread - how many of you have actually drifted or tried to drift a car?
I`m not bashing drifting but I was wondering, quite a few years ago I was at the strip, blew my engine entering the traps (107 MPH) blew the block, oil everywhere, I slide to the right for what seems forever, then I slide to left for what seems forever, I finally come to an unscathed stop.(must have been my superior driving skills ) So my question is this, do I qualify as to actually have drifted or at least accidently tried drifting whether he wanted to or not?
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I`m not bashing drifting but I was wondering, quite a few years ago I was at the strip, blew my engine entering the traps (107 MPH) blew the block, oil everywhere, I slide to the right for what seems forever, then I slide to left for what seems forever, I finally come to an unscathed stop.(must have been my superior driving skills ) So my question is this, do I qualify as to actually have drifted or at least accidently tried drifting whether he wanted to or not?
No .. not really.


I dont expect people on a Camaro Forum to have a great respect for people who can drift, but it takes a TON of control.


I know we have all seen this video, but all it really is is an impressive display of drifting.

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Old 06-20-2009, 07:21 AM   #25
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If your not in control while your drifting, your not drifting. Your sliding out of control.



Drifting is the controlled powerslide of your car.
no kidding...thank you for your enlightenment.

Not my style. Useless on the track. Dangerous as hell on the road.

...just showing off and wasting rubber.
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