• Jan 3rd 2008 at 9:56PM
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Drifting a supercar takes a certain amount of fortitude in the trouser department. All the more so on narrow mountain roads. And even more so when the car you're drifting is the Porsche Carrera GT, which aside from being worth a good half-a-mill easy, is also reputed to be one of the most difficult cars to control.

That's what makes this video so damned impressive. If you're a fan of supercars, of Porsches or of drifting – and chances are if you're reading Autoblog you're in at least two of those camps – then this video can't be missed. Never mind that the spoken language is German. "Vroom" is universal.

Follow the jump, turn up the volume and sit back.

[Source: The German Car Blog]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      The driver is Tim Schrick and the video is not about drifting a supercar...
      Tim Schrick simple shows that everyone is completely wrong calling the Carrera GT a hard and difficult to drive car..he expalin that with ESP turned of the car tells exactly what it wants to do and is extrem easy for the driver to controll a car with such a nice feedback. The rear tires only lose traction if you push the car hard. He claims that the car is easy to drive fast.. extrem fast and never give the driver the feeling that it gets out of controll.

      Tim Schrick is race driver coming from Cart racing lot of Cup series and Touring car racing, his father is Dr. Peter Schrick founder of the Schrick camshaft works. They produce camshaft for racing and production cars... they deliver parts for the Bugatti Veyron, F1 Teams, NASCAR, ALMS and many other.
      He knows more about driving and car thechnic as 99% of all guys reading Autoblog
        • 7 Years Ago
        settle down, considering that it was for a TV show, its a safe bet that the roads were closed off to both vehicles and pedestrians.
        • 7 Years Ago
        HOW??? WHY???

        People frequently walk those roads!!!! This is irresponsible behaviour!!!! Drifting? This is dangerous and could pose hazard to local peoples!!

        And the dust from the tyres is toxic. Do you want black rubbers coating the insides of your lungs?

        Does anyone have contact information for Mr Schrick? I would like to offer him pieces of my mind. On a race track okay, but on urban roads and mountain streets is really wrong.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Wait, why is he going so slow? :)

        Thanks for the explanation, Nagmashot. It does make a wonderful sound, but I wish they would have let him actually DRIVE the car at some point instead of just messing around like that. The only think that made that drive different from my commute to work and back today was the $494,000 gap between his KBB value and mine, and that I need it to rain to be able to spin my rear tires like that. I bet I had more fun.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That was not drifting, we all agree. I am not saying that his driving is poor, or the car is bad, we all know the opposite is true in both cases.

      My problem is with the writer of the Autoblog entry. Call the video what it is: a talented driver oversteering and powersliding a Carrera GT in the Alps. If everyone had seen this written in the text, nobody would have anything negative to say about this video.
      • 7 Years Ago
      is that German Top Gear or something? heck, the guy even looks like Hammond, and from the sound of his voice, has the same enthusiasm for Porsche.

      (in before the "it can't be Ham -- he didn't wreck!" jokes)
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yeah, this footage is from DSF motor, a Top Gear-like programme on German TV channel DSF.

        The driver was indeed really enthusiastic about the car. The commentary said it was the best supercar on the world.
      • 7 Years Ago
      He's not very good at drifting... the slow motion one near the end was the only decent turn. It's obvious that the car's horsepower is the only thing making him look "good." Basically the rear just breaks loose once in a while, that's all.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Dustin, you just don't get it. This car is ass-heavy, too much power, rear wheel drive, and the dude's on uneneven alpine mountain roads. You're lucky to see the guy taking the car out of 2nd gear.
        • 7 Years Ago
        It's not whether you or I could drift better, it's that guy barely drifted at all and made the video seem quite boring. This video promised me a guy drifting a sweet, sexy Porsche Carrera GT around twists and tight turns in the Alps and all we got was a guy flicking the tail out a little bit once in a while.
        • 7 Years Ago
        @ MemphisNET

        Don't worry, if any of us tried, we will probably be too braindead to worry about the repair bill
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yeah no offense @ all but go get one, make a video & do better. I think he may have been taking it easy because of the car & road conditions also. Either way man that motor sounds sweeeet!
        • 7 Years Ago
        You guys fail to realize the fundamental rule of blogs. The commenters are ALWAYS at least half again as good as the subjects of posted videos. No skill and or experience in the subject matters of posted videos is required, just the ability to peck out a smart comment on how much better then that person they are. Fantastic... oh, and you guys can't comment for crap by the way....
        • 7 Years Ago
        Oh did I say I could do a better job? Eric Smith got my point... re-read his post and you get the idea.
        • 7 Years Ago
        You and I and 99% of the population would have that wrecked in 5minutes. Narrow roads, huge horsepower, lightweight = one expensive repair bill.
      • 7 Years Ago
      old video, great car mm sex.
      • 7 Years Ago
      @ Jesus "Tyre dust is toxic"? Since when?
      • 7 Years Ago
      One of the few beautiful German cars. Looks like a blast to ride
      • 7 Years Ago
      Simply one of the best sounding engines ever. I never understood the Jurassic Park cane shift knob.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I saw a vid on U Tube that had a white GT doing the same thing some where in the Middle East on public streets with traffic. It was followed by a BMW M5. The camera guy was in a Land Rover I think. That had crazier stuff. But then those guys can afford a reck and not think twice.
      • 7 Years Ago
      What is the point really? I mean, we've all seen way better drifting. I love to watch drift videos, but the Carrera GT is not about drifting. I'd rather see it going like stink apexing every turn and stepping it out slightly on exits if anything. Not brake induced slow drifts with a camera car leading. That and the Carrera GT is an awesome car, but it's far from the sexiest car out there. I will say it is one of the best sounding though.

      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow that thing has so much freaking grip it always just snaps right back in the right direction.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I get a feeling he is not drifting because the driver wants to, but because the car has 612bhp, and wants to drift on roads like this!
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