A car’s ability to pull off massive powerslides depends on many different factors. First of all, it has to be rear-wheel-drive, obviously, and it has to have enough power to set the rear tires alight with ease. Then it has to feature a well-sorted chassis and a quick steering to maintain the drift. Lastly, it needs a talented driver behind the wheel.
Here’s a demonstration of what all that will look like when they come together. We have racing driver Andy Priaulx, and the new BMW M235i, which to all intents and purposes, is the best new car for the job:
It is the car’s perfect balance and huge power that enables Andy to drift it around like it’s nobody’s business. BMW M235i Coupe benefits from the latest development stage in M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology and specific modifications to the cooling system, power management and sound tuning. A twin-scroll turbocharger, High Precision Direct Injection with centrally positioned multi-hole injectors, VALVETRONIC variable valve timing and Double-Vanos variable camshaft control team up to ensure instantaneous power delivery and the free-revving characteristics typical of the brand – not to mention exceptional efficiency for this output class. The engine generates maximum output of 240 kW/326 hp between 5,800 and 6,000 rpm from its 3.0-litre displacement, while peak torque of 450 Newton metres (332 lb-ft) between 1,300 and 4,500 rpm gives the engine its imposing pulling power.
If you like this car, you may want to give it a go at building one for yourself using the car’s online configurator.