Watch This Toyota Avensis Make Front-Wheel Drive Drifting Look Easy

This diesel Avensis estate is the ultimate drift sleeper

By Darren Cassey, 03 July 2013

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This chap in Belarus has mastered the art of drifting. Holding slides and threading the eye of the needle between parked cars is his bread and butter. Except that he doesn't have a Nissan Silvia. Or an old BMW. Or even rear wheel drive, for that matter. His weapon of choice is a front wheel drive Toyota Avensis. Diesel. Estate.

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Anyone who has watched saloon racing with front wheel drive racers will know that, when you get sideways, a boot-full of throttle will help bring you out of the slide. Here we see that perfectly replicated under complete control. What makes it even more impressive is that the Avensis only has about 100bhp to keep itself in check.

This video proves that all you need to drift is a heavy right foot and a well adjusted handbrake. And perhaps a bit of rain...

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