Monday, 15 October 2012

Drifting - Not in a Nissan

Since deciding to sacrifice my Nissan NX for a more modern and suitable main family car, I haven't had much going on to post about. I'm still monitoring NX prices and hope to pick one up before next summer, but in the meantime, I recently had the chance to sample one of those driving experiences you can buy to treat yourself or a friend (Click here to get one for yourself)

It involved hooning around in a Caterham and learning how to drift. So it was a bit different to the Nissan or my previous driving experience, but proved to be a lot of fun. Basically you stayed in first gear and under 40mph - sounds tame until you're in a car going sideways!

It turned out to be amazing fun. The Caterhams accelerated incredibly quickly, and proved easy to drift by combining the power with more 'durable' tyres then you'd want on a track.

Everyone on the course, from the complete novice to more experienced drivers, had a great time and with runs of two quick laps it meant everyone got plenty of time in the car.

The only problem is that it was a cheap way to sample drifting, but now I'm trying to work out how much an empty car park would cost me!

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