Why drifting is the coolest part of any racing game

Drifting is cool, that’s just a fact, but why is it so perfect for video games? Join us on a winding journey though the history and physics of drifting, and why it’s only sometimes realistic in games. From its origins in Tōge races on Japanese mountain roads, to its globalization in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, to its success in modern video games like Forza Horizon 5 and Art of Rally, drifting is always very, very cool.

0:00 Why is drifting so cool?
1:11 The history of Japanese drifting
4:06 How drifting works
5:35 Drifting in video games
6:38 How Art of Rally does drifting

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