It’s not as easy without a handbrake.
It’s easier to drift older automobiles with mechanical handbrakes than it is to drift newer cars with electronic parking brakes. Take it from Ken Block, a veteran rally driver and certified Hoonigan.
Block expresses his scepticism about drifting his new custom Audi RS E-Tron GT in his latest film, which is part of his new Electric Fleet series. It all comes down to Block’s lack of handbrakes, which he relies on to slip anytime he wants.
But it was only the beginning of the movie; the remainder of the “first drift video” was pure entertainment in the form of screeching rubber.
Block was able to drift the Audi EV because to his extensive sideways experience. With a fan riding in the passenger seat, he accomplished donuts, figures of eight, and even large slides. Despite the successful feats, Block said that the car was attempting to keep him from sliding, but from what we could see, it appeared to be a walk in the park for the Hoonigan driver and co-founder of DC Shoes.
Block’s wheels were custom-built by Rotiform, with six-spoke NGO-designed rims in the back and turbo-style Aerodisc models in the front. Toyo Sport tyres are on all four wheels.
Block’s Audi RS E-Tron GT’s mechanicals are stock… for the time being. It has a dual-motor electric engine with 590 horsepower (440 kilowatts) and torque of 612 pound-feet (830 Newton-meters). The technology has the ability to momentarily increase the output to 637 horsepower (475 kilowatts).
Block left Ford in 2021 and negotiated a deal with Audi to promote its electric vehicles. The German firm is constructing a customised Audi S1 E-Tron Quattro Hoonitron for him, which will appear in the upcoming Gymkhana movie Electrikhana.
Gallery: Ken Block Audi RS E-Tron GT
Source: Ken Block via YouTube