Sideways is sexy

Anyone can do it facing forward. Our three-part how-to videofest will have you sliding it in from the side.

Admit it: you have no idea how to drift race. You may have unlocked every car in every Gran Turismo or Need for Speed game ever, but that's not drifting. You're aware that it's a hip, hot new way to race, and you've seen the incredibly tricked-out "whips" that these maniacs drive - maybe you even know that drifting originated in Japan, and that it involves power-sliding the hell out of everything and looking as good as you humanly can as you do it. But you don't really know how to drift race.

And trust us - have you seen the babes who are into drifting? You want to know how to do it. You really, really do.

Which is where we come in. All this week, exclusively and thanks to Namco Bandai, GamesRadar will havea series of how-to videos, custom-created and narrated by Japan's most legendary drift racing expert. If he can't make you into a tires-squealing, import-tuned, babe-captivating drift demon, nobody on Earth can.

Day One is just a teaser video; a quick taste of what you're going to get.Then,on Wednesday and Friday of this week, we'll have specific teachings on how to executethe kind ofjaw-dropping drifts that will have the crowd begging to ride shotgun.

So read on:or die wondering just how much more sexy you could have been.

(For those who can't make outDaijiro's accent,the full script for the instructional videos will appearon the next pagesin this article.)

Day One: Drifting 101

Day Two:Power Over &Clutch Kick

Day Three:Braking Drift,Accel-Off Drift, &Feint Drift

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I was the founding Executive Editor/Editor in Chief here at GR, charged with making sure we published great stories every day without burning down the building or getting sued. Which isn't nearly as easy as you might imagine. I don't work for GR any longer, but I still come here - why wouldn't I? It's awesome. I'm a fairly average person who has nursed an above average love of video games since I first played Pong just over 30 years ago. I entered the games journalism world as a freelancer and have since been on staff at the magazines Next Generation and PSM before coming over to GamesRadar. Outside of gaming, I also love music (especially classic metal and hard rock), my lovely wife, my pet pig Bacon, Japanese monster movies, and my dented, now dearly departed '89 Ranger pickup truck. I pray sincerely. I cheer for the Bears, Bulls, and White Sox. And behind Tyler Nagata, I am probably the GR staffer least likely to get arrested... again.
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