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Gran Turismo 6 Coffee Break Challenges Guide

National A Series - Coffee Break Challenge #5

Drifting Challenge Trial 1

Ah, drifting. Depending on who you ask, it's either an incredibly difficult racing game mechanic or a wildly entertaining one. Whether you love it or not, drifting plays a significant role in the later stages of Gran Turismo 6's Coffee Break Challenges. So you may as well be prepared for it!

You're armed with a beauty of a drifting machine - a 2002 Silvia spec-R AERO (S15) Touring Car. It's like nothing else you have performed a Coffee Break Challenge with yet!

The first Drifting Challenge is broken into several areas along a track. Within the designated Drift Zones, it's your job to get as many points as possible by, well, driving sideways. In this case, you're gunning for 4,500 points in 4 Drift Zones.

They key to drifting successfully is to not lose control - at least not in the drift zones. You can head off the rails in the non-scoring areas no problem, but doing so in the drift zones will result in failure.

On the first turn, you'll need to use the e-brake and stay as close as humanly possible to the inside border of the track. This is how you'll rack up points. By the time you're out of this zone, you should have between 800 and 2000 points. If you don't - and you're not just practicing - then go ahead and start over.

On the second turn, when you get to the end of the apex marker on the right, you'll need to hit the e-brake and nail that turn apex. Then slide right across the scoring area. This will net you between 800 and 1000 points.

Hopefully you've gotten a lot of points out of the first two turns, because the third one is a killer. It's really tough to get a whole lot here. Try and slide for 400 to 500 points in this bear of an area, and just keep going. Really, anything you can steal from this zone is a bonus.

In the best case scenario, you've got about 3000 points coming out of Zone 3. There are a couple of big bends in the final leg, and sliding through them will let you rack up the remaining points to nab that elusive Gold medal.

Drifting is a difficult mechanic to master at first, and you'll need to dedicate some time to figure it out. Once you do, this challenge is not terribly hard. But getting to the point that it's not hard will require patience. Good luck!

Rich Grisham
Rich Grisham has been writing for GamesRadar since 2006, back when the site was a bulletin board on Prodigy. These days, he’s busy hosting the Press Row Podcast every week and waiting patiently for Valve to make Portal 3. That’s coming soon, right?