VIDEO: Miniature drifting madness!

VIDEO: Miniature drifting madness!

Monday, 13 December 2010 12:00 AM

Small and smoky - the Korea radio-controlled drifters (image: Thinkstock)

Small and smoky – the Korea radio-controlled drifters (image: Thinkstock)

Drifting, for those of you that haven't seen it, is the art of driving sideways, in full control, through a set of bends, with the rear tyres in a constant, highly-agitated state. Smokin' to destruction, basically.

Well full-size drifting is expensive with tyres getting chewed like Dunkin' Donuts, and that's not to mention the monstrously powerful, special-spec car you'll need to get in done in properly.

Exuding all the sideways-style of their big-dollar big brothers are these 1/10th scale radio-controlled drifters from Korea, pulling big moves in a small world.

These specially adapted RC cars are clearly based on the real thing, with increased steering lock, torquey (electric) motors and wild graphics, and this video features some cult drifting cars. Nissan's S15 200SX, the Mitsubishi EVO X and the original drifter; the Toyota Corolla AE86.

Cracking video, serious sideways skills, and just look at the scale track they built. I wish I was a kid again.