Ferrari 360 Modena Drift Car Slides Surprisingly Smoothly in Japan

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People drift a lot of vehicles these days, but not Ferraris. You don’t get to see Horses Prancing around drifting events, simply because the cost of these cars is greater than the benefits they might bring compared to other machines that can be used to go sideways. The guys who drift LaFerraris on the street don’t count.
So where do you go if you insist on witnessing a drifting Ferrari? To Japan, of course. Since we’re freshly out of plane tickets, we thought we could at least bring you a video that shows a Ferrari 360 Modena playing the sideways game.

The clip, which comes from YouTube user noriyaro, a westerner who is having the adventure of his life over in the Land of the Sliding Sun, takes us to just the right place for such shenanigans, namely the Ebisu track.

This is where we get to see the 360, which is at least a decade old, being put to sideways work. Sure, the Ferrari is far, far away from its Maranello birthplace, but this is a Horse that seems to have perfectly adapted to the tire-smoking tasks it received on Ebisu. This track has seen its fair share of drift machines, as it is the favorite playground of the D1 Grand Prix.

Sure, this Ferrari is more like a senior supercar adapted for racing use than an actual drift car. For instance, it doesn’t pack the extreme steering setup or a hydraulic handbrake. As a result, the driver mostly relies on inertia drifting.

And while the 360 probably hasn’t gone too far from its factory 400 naturally aspirated horses setup, it packs a dual-clutch gearbox (Ferrari also sold the 360 with a manual).

This Fezza rides on street rubber, packing 245-section rubber at the back. As we said, you shouldn’t expect extreme slip angles. Instead, the driver manages to bring a smooth sideways pace, mixing the typically super-positive Japanese attitude with serious skill.

Those of you who can’t get enough of supercars drifting should also check out Japan’s Lamborghini Murcielago, the first Lambo drift car in the world. Oh, and there was also the world’s only Lexus LFA drift car, which also happens to be found in Japan.

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