Since the early 1990's drifting as a sport had begun in Japan, since
then it slowly began to get popular in other parts of the world with
the first round of the D1GP in 2000. Now all over the world car enthusiasts
are building cars specifically for drifting and competing in competitions
all over the globe.
Drifting requires great skill and high quality driving style where the
driver uses the acceleration, brakes, clutch, manual gear changes and
quick steering in order to make the car in a state of oversteer, on
a track the driver will attempt to hold the drift from each corner to
the next by using the correct amount of opposite lock along with the
power and co ordination of braking, gear changing and steering to achieve
fun, helps build confidence of your car and teaches you how to safely
control a car at its limit. There are many different locations throughout
the UK where you can go for practising or just to watch drifting competitions.
There are many different vehicles that can be used for drifting, however
they must be Rear Wheel Drive, have a LSD (Limited Slip Differential)
or welded differentials and preferably a turbo charged engine for power,
although here at R A S P Cars we have sold many naturally aspirated vehicles
where our customers have still used them for drifting - one of the most
popular NA vehicles being the Toyota Corolla AE86.
at R A S P Cars try to attend various car shows / meets as it helps gain
information regarding current trends and what our potential customers
Over the years we have sold many RWD vehicles and still provide these
vehicles to customers. Previously we've sold many Toyota Corolla AE86's,
Toyota Altezza, Nissan 200sx S13 and S14, Silvias, Nissan Skylines and
Many of our customers just want the Rear Wheel Drive experience and aren't
into drifting at all, thats why we source nice original cars for customers
just wanting a weekend, rear wheel driven car.
So if your looking for a specific RWD Car please do not hesitate to contact
us, we can assist in your search if we do not have a suitable vehicle
in stock we could always source one from Japan and have it imported directly
Here are some photos of a drift practise day we attended and used our
JDM Corolla AE86 for the day, It was great fun and exhilarating.