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Which is faster – Race Car or Drift Car?

Posted in Burnouts, Car Chase, Car Stunts, Ford, General, Hoonage, Mustang, Racing, Rides, Stunts, Videos by MrAngry | August 29th, 2012 | 3 Responses |

Mustang RTR Drift Car

If you’ve ever viewed a drift competition either live or online then you know watching highly modified cars slide around is quite entertaining. In recent years though a debate has popped up as to which is faster, a modified race car or a modified drift car. Now keep in mind that drift cars are packing some serious punch under the bonnet in order to keep those back wheels spinning, yet race cars generally pack more aerodynamics and a bit of a lower gear for higher top end. Pro drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. and American Iron Champion Chris Cobetto recently wanted to see what was what, so they grabbed a few race and drift prepped Mustangs and headed to the track.

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  1. djrosa says:

    well i hate to be a a-hole but what was the point of that whe now drifting is slower otherwise f1 drivers would still be driving like they did in the 70’s. sure if you are low on grip drifting might help you a bit in some corners but my guess would be if they did that test as a hotlap the difference would be maybe a second (which in racing is a year) as the racing car can get on the throttle earlier in most corners and get a higher exit speed. now anyone knows that conserving speed in the corners is the key to most forms of racing (sure in some cars you might want to be slower out of a corner to be fast in or vise versa) that being said pro/D1 drifters these days are really f*ng fast

  2. dudefromthenorth says:

    I’m sure the real racer could have been faster if the cock-blocking drift car hadn’t been swinging it’s tail this way and that. They should have taken separate timed trials.

  3. Set says:

    Gittin Jr had a HP to weight advantage as was seen in the initial drag, but even still, the road racer is designed from the ground up to go around a road course as fast as possible. Drift cars aren’t. Plain and simple.