2015 Has Been a Good Year for Drifting the Nurburgring, Here’s Your Surprise

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It takes a special kind of crazy for a driver to tackle the Nurburgring sideways and we’re here to show you some of the most intense Nordschleife drifting moments of the year.
As you can expect, Bavarian machines are the most popular choice among enthusiasts who look at Nurburgring corners through their side windows. Then again, our "Ring Drifter of the Year" goes to an unexpected vehicle, a 1970s Toyota Cressida.

We can easily call this Cressida a drifting sleeper, since you wouldn’t expect the car to put on such a massive show, given its humble appearance. Make no mistake, though, this old slab of Japan can give any BMW M a run for its money, at least when it comes to powersliding.

Why drifting your way through the Nurburgring is a good idea

We have to salute drivers who choose to go through the Green Hell in this manner, simply because they are part of those who decorate the track. As you know, the messages that appear on the Nurburgring asphalt are constantly changing - while some turn to white paint to express themselves, the tire marks drifters leave behind are pretty much self-explanatory.

The best part about the drivers who only care about slip angles while duking it out on the ‘Ring is that they can’t be bothered by what the stopwatch has to say. Sure, that might seem like a no-brainer, but the implications are deeper.

For one thing, these guys and gals won’t be affected by the track changes that the 2016 season will bring. While we’re all here, wondering how those bumps will be smoothed out (more on the 'Ring changes here) and what this means for lap time comparisons, drifters have no such worries. Which isn’t half bad. We're inviting you to check out the footage below and see how these people live their motoring lives.

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About the author: Andrei Tutu
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