Watch a 360 Spin Performed Mid Drift

Steering using the throttle isn’t exactly the simplest maneuver in the world. Even when tons of practice turn the slip angle balance into a second nature status, you’re always one split second away from the danger of spinning out of control. We are now here to show you how such a spin looks. Only it’s got all the control in the world.
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Professional drifter Matt Powers was recently training in his Silvia when he reached the downhill section of the Horse Thief at Willow Springs. At that point, Matt pulled a nice smooth transition and had entered the corned at a speed and angle indicating things were about to go wrong.

Instead, the drifter showed us a nice 360-degree turn, continuing his drift as if nothing had happened once the spin was performed. Luckily, this was all caught on camera. A pretty cool camera, we have to add. Or at least that’s what we can say about the camera car.

We are talking about a Nissan 240Z powered by the infamous SR20DET unit and driven by just-as-professional drifter Larry Chen. Those of you who are unfamiliar with a tuned SR20DET will get acquainted with its blow-off valve noise in the video below.

PS: one should at least try to replicate this in a driving simulator before attempting to perform such moves in the real world. Only then will one realize it's best to leave such stunts to the professionals.

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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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