To let a car do what it wants is very different than making it do what you want. It's the difference between a car's rear end getting loose in a corner and the intentional act of drifting. There's a huge chasm of skill that lies between the two, though the end result might look the same sometimes.

A few of us on the Autoblog team know a thing or two about drifting, particularly that it's not as easy as it looks. To control that moment of chaos the way professional drifters do takes incredibly precise inputs (from both your hands and feet), the right equipment and many hours of practice. You can't just hop in a high-powered rear-wheel-drive car and go for it, but that's exactly what we asked Jessi and Patrick to do for this episode of The List.

They won't be alone. We've asked professional drifter Conrad Gruenwald to give them some instruction. How much can they learn in less than a day? Watch to find out.



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      Xedicon
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think only Jessi gets to check this one off, hehe.
      joe shmoe
      • 2 Years Ago
      drifting is easy.................. .......with an xbox360 controller.
      subalak
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well sheet! I thought this was going to be some tips on riding the rails and hoboing. I am disapointed!
      Matt
      • 2 Years Ago
      I watch this and all i can think is: Damn that interior looks cheap.
        dohc73
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Matt
        @ 2:07 http://www.autoblog.com/2012/07/05/ford-shelby-mustang-gt500-and-chevy-camaro-zl1-compared-by-chris/ He's from Europe and he doesn't think so..... Didn't say that about the sh*tty interior of the Mustang btw
      Soul Shinobi
      • 2 Years Ago
      I literally had to stop watching the second I saw mutton chops.
      DSTV
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Man up" Touché
      brian
      • 2 Years Ago
      Unless you're a WRC driver on a rally course or on the Mountain Roads outside Tokyo - You're just burning up tires doing donuts.in the High School parking lot.
      Malik112099
      • 2 Years Ago
      Who. Watches. This?
      Charlie Styr
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's not a 2012 Camaro (2010/11) but these two are so annoying anyway I can't really watch this without getting extremely annoyed.
      Robert Niknam
      • 2 Years Ago
      They forgot to mention the part where you need to hold down the ESP/ESC button down for over 30 seconds for it to completely shut off, if you put the vehicle in competitive mode by double tapping it, it still gets you back from the slide. So for those of you that have Camaro's and want to try this at home, remember ESP/ESC off all the way or it will get in the way of the slide. (Coming from the owner of a 2010 2SS/RS, 2011 2SS/RS, 2012 ZL1) Lol...
      Cursethedawn
      • 2 Years Ago
      That steering wheel is MASSIVE!!!
      Kyle Potter
      • 2 Years Ago
      This reminds me of when I was a kid....I'd go to my local outdoor shopping mall and drift around the street corners....it was incredibly dangerous...because pedestrians generally don't know how to react to drifting and most of them freak out when they see me whip my rear end out and keep a diagonal stance as I drift down a 200ft straight street.... I never damaged anything or hurt anyone...but sh**.....I was stupid....
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