Here are just a few great drift cars: Toyota AE86, Mazda RX-7, Nissan Z, Nissan Silvia, and Ford Mustang. One vehicle you won't find on that list, however, is the Infiniti M, because it's a big, heavy luxury car.

It's comfortable, spacious and better to drive than you might expect. And yet, even though it was possible to get one with a very nice 335-horsepower, 4.5-liter V8, it wouldn't be the first car we'd gut and take drifting in an empty warehouse. Formula Drift driver Chris Forsberg didn't get our memo, evidently, which is why we have this video of him flinging a big, white Infiniti through an empty building.

It's an entertaining video, if only because using an M as a drift car is just such a ludicrous sight. Scroll down to watch the entire clip.


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      bK
      • 9 Months Ago
      Oh, it has 2 rear recaros for a family!
      jonnybimmer
      • 9 Months Ago
      "because it's a big, heavy luxury car." Just because they're uncommon in the US doesn't mean people rarely drift large sedans. Aristo, Chaser/Mark II, Cefiro, Verossa... these are all large sedans that are commonly used for drifting in Japan and Australia/NZ.
        chanonissan
        • 9 Months Ago
        @jonnybimmer
        They like drifting in Europe also.
          jonnybimmer
          • 9 Months Ago
          @chanonissan
          True, but you're more likely to see a large euro sedan like an M5 drifting than a Japanese one. Not that I'm complaining...
      MechE
      • 9 Months Ago
      Looks like a whole lot of fun. Wish I was rich and had time/money to rent a warehouse and play!
      boogybren
      • 9 Months Ago
      I've had two Infiniti's and four BMW's. The one thing I absolutely miss about the Infiniti is the ability to bang the revs off the limiter in an automatic transmission. BMW forces you to shift gears even when in manual mode. The size of the M doesn't make it any less maneuverable. Although my Infiniti's were both G35's (one coupe and one sedan), one of my BMW's was a 545i which is approximately the same size. I could hoon that thing just as good as my smaller cars.
      sp33dklz
      • 9 Months Ago
      Looks like the warehouse was well broken in before the car even started. Practice much?
      chanonissan
      • 9 Months Ago
      Well people always over look some attribute to cars and this is one, we have heard the 370Z is boring to drive, but little some of them know the Z is a drift king and will smoke almost every car in it category despite being heavier, motortrend said the same thing about the Q50, it is a great track car and feel much better on the track than the IS350 sport F and it feel like it love to drift, but on the street the IS350 felt like much better handling car.
        TonyMitch
        • 9 Months Ago
        @chanonissan
        The Z's that are used for drifting are as far away from the street car as you can get. Different Engines, Different suspension, Brakes, Gutted interior, Different transmission, Lightweight Body panels. And I'd beg to differ about which car is the drift king. 240Zs are more popular as are the AE86 Toyotas.
        boogybren
        • 9 Months Ago
        @chanonissan
        My G35 sedan handled fairly well but had a propensity to understeer if you came in too hot on a turn. I'd like to drive a IS350...someday perhaps. I have yet to drive a small sedan however that out handles the 335i.
          chanonissan
          • 9 Months Ago
          @boogybren
          335i is a good drifter, but if you are looking at the IS350 or the toyo/sub twin they are much harder to drift because of the wheel grip, they corner well, but will not shake their backs, making them a good street car but not a good all rounder, like the BMW 335i and the Q50 they handle well and they will shake the back.