Drift becomes swift with these cars in GTA 5 Online! The best drift cars in GTA 5 might not appear to be luxurious but provide great thrills. GTA 5 has numerous fast cars to offer, but despite the massive collection, only a few can do justice when it comes to drifting. Let us take a look at some of the best drift cars in GTA 5.
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How to Drift in GTA 5
Drifting in cars in GTA 5 is relatively harder compared to other games such as Assetto Corsa and Forza Horizon 4. But where there’s a will, there’s a way! We’ll get you started on how to drift in GTA 5, but remember, it will take some time to master smooth drifting.
First of all, the car has a few tuning requirements to drift well:
Street wheels are the go-to choice for drifting
Have “Low Grip Tires” installed. Bulletproof tires will completely ruin the drift
Set the Vehicle Stance through the Interaction Menu to “Lowered”. It will allow the car to drift more naturally
Do not install brake upgrades. You can, but it can affect the drift depending on the car
Once you are done with that, here’s how to start drifting in GTA 5:
Start accelerating, reach and maintain a comfortable speed. It doesn’t have to be the max speed of the car.
When you start turning tap the E-Brake for the car to drift
Throughout the drift, you have to control the car by steering in the opposite direction of the slide (it comes naturally because if you don’t you will just make donuts)
Keep tapping the E-Brake to maintain drift or stop to let the car drive regularly
That’s the base, but there are a few tips to make your life a bit easier. Firstly, remember that you can use the E-Brake, brakes, and accelerator to adjust and extend your drift. If you are about to hit the wall, start braking and steer out while still drifting.
Just remember not to try and control the car too much, you’ll end up spinning out. The car will flow on its own, you just need to adjust the speed and direction.
Top 5 Drift Cars In GTA 5
GTA 5 Online has some of the best variety of cars to offer to its players. Los Santos seems like a blur when speeding across the map in one of these cars. But remember that your perfect car can be completely different. It all depends on your driving style and how you use your controls. So don’t be afraid to experiment.
Pfister Comet S2
Pfister is a GTA brand for Porsche. And it is a sports car which means lots of speed and power. With some tuning, you will be able to turn this beast into a solid drift car. Although it is quite expensive so we wouldn’t recommend it as your first drift car.
Price Tag: $1.87 million
Karin Futo GTX/ Karin Futo
The Karin Futo brothers are both remarkable and easy to learn drift cars. The Karin Futo GTX is a Toyota AE86 that many of you have at least heard of. It became an iconic drift car thanks to the Initial D manga and anime series.
If you are just starting out, both Karin Futo and Karin Futo GTX are great options. But keep in mind that the Karin Futo GTX is a sports car that costs the appropriate amount of money. While the little brother is only nine thousand.
Karin Futo Price Tag: $9,000
Karin Futo GTX Price Tag: $1.19 million
Vulcar Warrener HKR
The Warrener HKR is one of the newer cars on the list. It’s been added with the Los Santos Tuners update, which means it’s been made for racing and drifting. The real-life counterpart of this car is the Nissan Hakotora. And well, we all know that Japanese sports cars and drift are almost made for each other.
It is pricey but you can knock out about $300,000 from the price if you increase your LS Car Meet reputation level.
Price Tag: $1.26 million
Dinka RT 3000
The Dinka RT3000 is based and influenced by the Honda S2000 design, added into the game with the Tuners DLC. With the handling of the car being one of the impressive features of the car, it becomes easier to control during the drift.
The Dinka RT3000 has a natural built to drift and with the ‘Tuners’ update adjusting the stance of the cars is basically a drift enabler.
Price Tag: $1,715,000
Bravado Banshee 900R
Last but not the least, the Banshee 900R with its interesting weight distribution makes it one of the best drifting cars in GTA 5.
With upgrades similar to the earlier cars such as Sport suspension, EMS Engine level 4, and Dual Exit Exhaust, the car becomes a monster when it comes to drifting. Although the skill required to drift to its potential in this car is high, it is worth the grind once mastered.