How to drift in GTA Online: A step-by-step guide

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There are a lot of players in GTA Online who like to race around Los Santos, especially since the Los Santos Car Meet update.

Drifting is a driving technique where the person deliberately moves while maintaining control of the car, and successfully takes a corner.  This is a trick that can be mastered by players who want to show off their skills in the game's open world

This becomes an important skill when participating in multiple races, as it can help players gain an advantage when taking corners.  With that said, let's find out what drifting is and how to do it in GTA Online.

Exploring the mechanics behind drifting in GTA Online

It is essentially a technique that exceeds the rear slip angle of the car with the front slip angle to the extent that the front wheel is in the opposite direction of the turn.  This improves the rate at which a vehicle can move in any direction the players want.

In an ideal drift, the driver is steering to the right when the vehicle turns to the left, and vice versa.  During the turn, the car loses its rear traction or control and spins around the corner while the player prevents the car from turning completely.

Although true drifting is not possible in GTA Online, players can apply low-grip tires to select cars to make them more prone to sliding.

A guide to drifting in GTA Online

To drift in the game, it is important to choose the right tools.  Players are first required to obtain a vehicle from a list of drift-capable cars in the game, such as the Pfister Comet S2, Vulkar Warren HKR, and Karin Futo GTX.

Once players have chosen a ride they like, it's time to practice and learn to drift.  To start one, they first need to hit a good amount of momentum and wait for a corner.

When releasing acceleration, players must press the correct directional input as soon as they turn a corner and immediately depress the handbrake once to begin drift.  Once the car starts sliding, they must press the directional input that is opposite to the turn.