Racing-driver Randy Pobst and MotorTrend launch a new video series, “The Racing Line”. In his first episode, Pobst goes aboard the BMW M3 Sedan to teach us how to properly oversteer a car; essentially, learning how to drift. By choosing the new BMW M3/M4, his job is easier than ever. The new 425 horsepower coupe is a pure drifting machine – as soon as you turn off the DTC/DSC – and makes for a fun track car. The famed racing driver also teaches us that drifting doesn’t necessarily mean being faster on the track, so following the racing line is still your best bet.
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According to Pobst, there are four ways to do a proper drift:
1. The leadfoot – gas the car and spin the rear tires
2. The race technique – trail-braking, turn with a light break, put a weight on the front and make the rear light.
3. Extreme / The Scandinavian Flick – turn one way, then the other. It’s use to get around tight corners in rally racing.
4. Hooligan – use the emergency brake to lock the rear wheels.