Driver dictionary: Russian drift

Driver dictionary: Russian drift

The most popular car sports history dates back to the 1960s. Surprisingly, the world’s first person to master controlled drifting technology is a motorcycle racer. Kunimitsu Takahashi became the first Japanese to win the 1961 World Circuit Championship. Having won a number of cups, the radar had to leave motor sports after a serious accident on the stage of the Man of Isle of Man game.

However, the Takahashi injuries could not stop saying “I always feel thirsty for speed.” The “four wheel drive” sports world was “bursting” and he immediately began to win. The Japanese Grand Prix, Japan’s Formula 2000, “24 Hours Le Mans” and even “Formula One” are all included in his record. In circuit racing, Takahashi developed his own unique drifting method. “On full steam” I created an oversteer, though the car did not slow down in rotation, it passed it at full speed filling the tracks with the smoke of the burned rubber.

Keiichi Tsuchiya became a person who breathes and popularizes a new life. Many victorious pro race drivers were indifferent to illegal competition in controlled drift, and he lost his career almost. We would like to thank the D-1 Grand Prix for granting legitimacy to this professional series of events, the world’s largest drift association.

The influenced world culture did not pass through our country. We talked about the drifting of Russia and what it takes to “join” the best drifters in the business.

Please tell us more about the drifting of Russia. What is the function?

Details of the drift in Russia are several semi-pro leagues and one main RDS (Russian drift series) in the Russian Federation. This year RDS GP starts in Moscow and ends in Vladivostok. Everything is different in both financial components and pilot experience. Of course, we have a dream to go to RDS, but until now there are no vehicles ready to compete with pilots and finance and sponsors. I hope you will start moving in this direction by participating in the Western Regional Championship Drift Matsuri SPB next year.

What is the difference between winter and summer?

Winter drift – relatively inexpensive summer. This is necessarily “Lada”. You can only brew the differential as if it were in stock, and you can go to a machine ready for locks, buckets, hydraulic handbrake, and more. It all depends on your imagination and ability. Of course, as pilots, cars and championship training levels rise every year, you have to be prepared to buy new tires at all levels, constantly monitor your car and build powerful engines. But as I said before, everything depends on your ability. A good level of winter “Lada” is 150-200 million rubles, and the cost of rubber adds to the stage. If everything is assembled with high quality and accuracy, the season is going well, so I recommend you do not save the excellent craftsmen. “Zhiguli” has this function. The quality of all new parts is so different that they are not suitable for cars after you purchase new parts.

Drift in the summer – even on a budget. I think at least 400,000 people buy trained Japanese or German, mostly Nissan, Toyota and BMW. Fixed cost for rubber, car maintenance, because 400,000 people will always fail. Let’s not forget about breakdown because drift is a touch sport. The drift in the professional league is one-third to one-quarter of a million cars and it will be an average player. The cost of the stage will be over 200 – the cost of team, machine, accommodation, rubber, and contribution.

Driver dictionary: Russian drift

I want to start wandering. What is needed for this? What is the minimum specification sheet?

For winter drifting (I will judge by my example.) I will buy the VAZ 2102 and prepare disk locks, buckets, handbrake, sport steering wheel, prepare front and rear suspension and put at least 1.7 engines in Niva will be. And I will enjoy the winter drift. As for the drift of summer, I am a fan of the BMW brand. So I will advise E30, E36 and E46. These are quite popular in the history of drift, and they have many ready solutions for construction. So everything depends on your desires and possibilities, such as pipes, air engines, cams, sequential or standard manual gearboxes. In summer, the options for making cars are several times more than winter, so there are many combinations.

How did your drift begin?

My drift story started with the purchase of the BMW M3 in the 46th body and the creation of a project on Youtube. “I want to drift.” It was a long time and I think everything started well.

Driver dictionary: Russian drift

The perfect drift car?

The ideal drifting machine is the BMW 3er on the 92nd body or the more modern M4 platform. But often this is all Silvia S15.

Nikita Sikov

2nd RDS Drift Series winner, Russian and international contestants and winners

Driver dictionary: Russian drift

Please tell us more about the drifting of Russia. What is the function?

The drifting culture of Russia is very diverse. First of all, it has to do with deployment geography. Drift can be divided into Western and Eastern. In a spirit closer to the origins of drifting in Japan. In my opinion, we have done our best in the old school. However, from the standpoint of ideology and composition, the Russian championship was built according to Japanese audiences in an appropriate style. This is not an inertial drift, but a power slide, which is adopted in the United States and represents the whole. Turn on the gas. These are smaller distances between race cars than in more technical tracks and double heat.

Of course, the main features of our drift culture can be called throughout the year. Becoming one of the most widely known sports, predominantly winter and ice makes it easier for the owner, drifting constantly to create new competitions, series and championships.

I will not be humble if I say that Russian drift today is very high. And a series of RDS competitions are in the TOP-3 World Championships. Also, the level of participants in many other countries is much lower than that of Russian athletes.

Driver dictionary: Russian drift

What is the difference between winter and summer?

This question is very controversial. On the one hand, there are some differences, and on the other hand, they do not really exist. The main difference in the technical aspect of this problem is accessibility. Winter drift is very reasonable price. Feel the irresistible feelings of drift and develop driving skills with pleasure, you will hear our favorite Soviet “classic”. You can “cheer” the motors a bit, replace similar ones in Niva, install handbrake and buckets to successfully participate in winter competition and improve your skills.

Winter drift is one of the best assistants in training muscle memory and improving the skills of driving skills. You can also spend a lot more time behind the wheel of the “drift car” because of the harsh climate that makes the ice cover almost everywhere.

Summer drift does not forgive mistakes. More technology and precision are required. It takes far more time and money to build a car ready for summer drift. In addition, winter drift is a necessary basis to become unable to learn the basics of summer drift. In summer, the cornering speed is much faster and the grip is maximum, so the pilot must be far more skilled at surpassing drift.

In summary, the following conclusions can be drawn.

  • Winter drift – less expensive and less complicated,
  • Summer drift – cheap, complex, and much better.

It is impossible to rule out these sports. Winter drift has gained momentum and has become a truly national motor sport, rooted in Soviet motor sports milestones, creating a whole project.

I want to start wandering. What is needed for this? What is the minimum specification sheet?

If you have a minimum budget, the ideal option to start is actually to buy “Zhiguli”. There are lots of blogs and videos on the network that tell you about the construction of “cars” for winter drift. This study allows you to make good cars independently for drift.

As for summer contests, you can start buying traditional Japanese bodies such as your favorite Toyota Mark II, Chaser, and Altezza. This model has the most suitable platform, engine, gearbox and gearbox to withstand drift characteristics. Nissan models such as Sylvia and BMW vehicles of course can not be excluded.

List of minimum specifications:

  • Engine (rated at 300 hp)
  • ladle
  • lock,
  • A wheel that reveals a little sophistication.

Do not jump into the “supercar” construction that surprises other people and forum users, uses the fastest, minimal sheet, and polishes your driving skills.

And of course, the second tip: Please! Begin with the winter drift and sharpen your skills as it is very interesting and inexpensive.

Driver dictionary: Russian drift

How did your drift begin?

The story started in 2006 when a big car fan working in this field decided to buy a new car. I prefer Japanese cars, surf the Internet and find the right specimen, and I’ve seen a video of controlled drift that pulls me from my teenage years.

Then bought the “stock” Toyota Altezza, and I started learning this culture. Unfortunately, there were no winners or competitors at the time, but we could not improve our skills and get to enjoy the unspoken pleasure of walking around the desert parking lot. And when the first competition started, 40 people took part in the competition and came in eighth place. I believed I could compete for the title in this game.

It is worth noting that my history is very similar to the drift development in my country, since my career development can be said to have begun at the moment of a drifting culture in Russia.

I created a special project consisting of six episodes titled “Drifting in Russia”, all of which became familiar with this culture and traced all the formation steps passed by me and many Russian pilots.

The perfect drift car?

As I said, there is a basic platform ideal for drift. You do not have to “relaunch your wheels” by creating drift racing cars in completely improper cars. Pay attention to competing cars – these are ideally suited platforms for controlled drift.

I would like to add that it is important to find a balance between strength, grip and reliability. Unlike popular misconceptions, I would like to deduce from mythology that professional drift is not a bad grip between rubber and asphalt. Thanks to plastic rubber. Conversely, drift car tires have the best grip and riders use low-pressure “half-poly”. The entire skid is due to the rider’s high speed and skill set.

We invite everyone who is interested in the first stage of the RDS at the Moscow Raceway from May 5th to 6th. With your eyes, ears, nose and fingertips you can feel like a real professional drift!

Thank you for helping prepare the material: Maxim Tishchenko
Nikita Shikova

Skoda showed a new Superb.

Skoda showed a new Superb.

Skoda has released quite a few teasers for the next generation of octavia. Of particular interest is the Superb update. In this video you can fully consider the main model of the Czech brand.

The biggest change is the LED Matrix headlights that will be used for the first time in Skoda cars. In addition, the car will install an updated bumper and a new LED “fog”.

On the back of the top-of-the-line product, the trademark badge is left behind, and the full name of the brand is written in the backdoor. In addition, the car will receive updated backlighting, which will be connected to each other through a decorative metal strip and turn a series of signals.

For off-road enthusiasts, the Czech company announces the emergence of an off-road version of the Superb Scout with the release planned soon after the Octavian Scout with the “adventurous nature”. Also, some Skoda models are expected to get a hybrid engine version that is likely to get him from the Passat GTE.

Skoda showed a new Superb.

The official premiere will be held on May 23 in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Offroad Car Lada Granta

Offroad Car Lada Granta
Nowadays, new models with LADA of other models can already be seen in the car carrier. This means that the shipment has already begun to the Lada Granta Cross dealer.

The technical characteristics of future station wagons are not yet known, but you can see the increase in ground clearance and protective plastic kits. In addition, the car will receive a shod 15 inch disk with a larger diameter, ie 195/55 rubber.

The launch of this model is scheduled for June 12, 2019. After the official premiere of the off-road station wagon Lada Granta Cross, you can see the details of the configuration and interior.

Offroad Car Lada Granta

Solaris price crossover. Editor's Choice Top 5

"Solaris" price crossover. Editor's Choice Top 5

Russia’s weather conditions, bad roads, heavy snowfall, and bigger curves, sooner or later all Russians will think about turning the sedan into a wide crossroads. The representative market of this class in our country is quite large. But a crossover also means a different status of the owner and other costs of owning the car.

Renault Duster


The concept of “proper crossover” has consistently been associated with Renault Deruster SUVs for the past eight years. The Romanian interest Dacia’s brain survived the second restyling, a new generation of best-sellers is just beyond.

Renault Duster – a small crossover with the qualities of this SUV. This is a weapon that gives the “little Renault” the habit of “adult swamp” – all wheel drives with large exit angles (front 30 “and rear 36”), 210 mm high ground clearance and clutch lock . The car chooses the buyer with three engines: 1.5 diesel, 109 horsepower, 1.6 petrol, 114 horsepower and the most powerful supply, 2.0 petrol, 143 liters. c. “Little Renault” comes with a four-speed classic “automatic” and six-step “mechanics”. Despite its “Logan” origin, Duster is able to satisfy buyers with leather seats, navigation systems, rearview cameras, parking sensors and even climate controls. Trunk volume is not small 408 liters.

However, you should not use a high-quality finish to achieve a clean interior budget. The inconvenient location of short seat cushions, multimedia systems and climate control systems, and the lack of authentic interior door handles – all of which are inherited from Logan’s cars. Renault Duster – This rational choice. For your money, the car provides the buyer with exactly as needed. He is a real helper who will carry the refrigerator home and will not dirt off the face of the off-road.
Purchasers of 1 million rubles can purchase Luxe Privilege versions with 1,019,000 rubles diesel engines, manual transmissions, and 1,029,000 rubles automatic transmissions. The 2-liter engine, manual transmission and all-wheel drive versions cost 989,000 rubles, which saves money on CTP.

Hyundai Crete

Next-Generation Best-Sized Compact Sedan – A modern city cross built on modern Solaris. Creta – The intersection of a typical Moscow city can easily overcome any Moscow curb and snow-covered roads (all-wheel drive), which is not a barrier to winter travel. Modern crossover is more modern than Renault buster. You will find a more modern body design with bright, trendy LED lighting and DRL. Proceeding to the car without getting the key and suggesting the maximum configuration to start the engine with a single push of a button. Automotive noise isolation increases your voice when talking to fellow travelers at speeds up to 150 km / h. But do not forget that Creta is still a budget crossover. Therefore, do not expect high-quality enjoyment in touch screen plastic and beautiful multimedia system with large LCD screen. The car’s trunk volume is average – 402 liters. The stack height is small and the geometry of the baggage space strives for the correct rectangular shape.

A modern little crossover would suit all types of drivers. Abtoldi is young and inexperienced as well as an experienced driver with great experience. In both cases, driving a car is not difficult.

The Hyundai Creta is offered in two types of engines: 1.6 petrol, 123 horsepower, 6-speed manual transmission and 6-speed automatic transmission; 2.0 petrol, 150 hp. It is sold only in pairs with six-speed “automatic”. The drive for all modifications can be both front and front. Unfortunately, for every profit you have to pay. For technologically superior cars than Duster, you have to pay from 799,000 rubles to 1.5 million rubles.

For 1 million rubles, you can only purchase a basic engine with four-wheel drive and “dynamic” or front-wheel drive, but equipped with an automatic transmission. Edit Somanyhorses recommends everything you need: Comfort package with climate control, heated front seats and steering wheel, LED DRL, alloy wheels, roof rails and leather handles.

A 1.6-liter version of a four-wheel drive vehicle with a version 1.6 manual transmission has 1 074 000 rubles and a version 1.6 with a 2-wheel drive vehicle with an automatic transmission – 1 044 000 rubles.

Nissan Kashkay

And what if a budget-crossing classroom does not suit you? I want something that is more solid and higher. So why look at Nissan Qashqai. The latest generation of bestseller Nissan crossover has seen the light in 2014. The company showed the first reshipment of the car only this summer and the updated car has not reached our market yet.

Qashqai – truly beautiful car with advanced technology. LED front and rear optics raise the car to a new level and tell the buyer that it will not meet budget decisions in the car, such as unpainted mirrors and door handles, air conditioning and rear electric windows. At the top of the range, the car will entertain you with a keyless car access system, a self parking system, a cycling reporting system and a bicycle adaptive optics as well as a leather interior, a panoramic roof and navigation system.

The elemental habitat of the crossover in Nissan is the city. The car can be fitted with the same plug-in all-wheel drive system installed on the Renault Duster, but if it is not long overhangs, low suspension venting, and manual transmission fans, the transmission can not pass through a serious mud puddle. But the car has excellent noise insulation and wide trunks by an excellent, very soft and energy-intensive suspension and class standard – 430 liters. The ratio of seat folding is 60:40.

The Nissan Qashqai is a higher level crossover and in every way, and above all, at a price. The car is supplied to the Russian market supplied with three engines: 1.2 petrol with turbocharger, 115 hp, variator capable of continuously changing and 6 “mechanics”. 20 petrol (144 hp) is also provided to the buyer with 1.6 diesel (130 hp), with two transmission options and a non-standard CVT. The four-wheel drive was modified with a 2.0-liter engine.

The amount of one million rubles includes two configurations, but in the case of a turbocharger it should be used with “4” petrol. Do not be afraid of the sluggish, ordinary power of a car with a 1.2 engine. Using the Nissan Crossover’s CVT is also agile so you not only have confidence in passing on the track, but you can also be confident while you “march” on traffic lights. Editor’s Choice – SE version with manual transmission for 1 089 000 rubles via audio system with 17-inch alloy wheels, light sensor and rain sensor, dual zone thermostat, heated seats, 6 speakers and an electric folding mirror. If your car does not have an automatic transmission, you may want to look at the version of XE that has variants for 1,073,000 rubles, unless all of the listed options help you.

Ford Ecosport

Do you like something completely different from others? Design and originality come first. And does not the crazy rhythm of life allow you to waste time on bulky and cumbersome cars? Then a child from Ford, a crossover made specifically for you.

The bright, creative design of the car captures the eyes of many white sands. The compact dimensions make it easy to mount your vehicle anywhere in the center of Moscow and the increased clearance helps to overcome the high rebound. And, of course, the main “trick” of this car – the spare tire on the tailgate – will make you feel like you are some kind of really special owner.

Factors of habitat grown in the Fiesta platform crossover – city streets only. That’s right. EcoSport is never made for off-road use, but eventually 65% ​​of the car owners of this class will not use it for their intended purpose. The car trunk is only 333 liters. However, if you need to translate more than your baggage at the store, the “kid” will provide a true adult variation of the salon. The second row seat is fully folded and folded forward, creating a 1238-liter flat loading space. The saloon is the same as a small Ford Fiesta cabin, but even tall drivers do not feel the tension and “lack of air”. And then, the Ford Ecosport, which is a real American, and a glass holder and drawer of the car is a necessary attribute, will satisfy all your most cherished fantasies.

The car provides the buyer with a superior audio system with a keyless doorway system, six speakers, climate control, heated seat and parking sensor in the saloon. Unfortunately, the problem with high-quality multimedia systems with pseudo-color displays can only be resolved during the car’s re-styling this year, so music fans will have to wait for the updated “baby” release scheduled for October 2018.

The Ecosport comes with a 1.6 petrol engine, 122 horsepower and 2.0 horsepower and 140 horsepower. The robot transmission with a double clutch is equipped with a 1.6-liter engine and a 4-wheel-drive-2-liter unit.

According to the editor, the ideal option is an early version of Powershift’s trend for one million rubles. This version includes air conditioning, heated seats, high-quality audio systems, and LEDs.

Radaniva 4×4 Bronte

“Even when I look at the mirror, I can not smile at myself from being too serious.” If your fist is stronger than steel, you are a true Chuck Norris and can not accept 100% brutality. Then you have a choice of up-to-date editing.

In the market for 37 years, as well as Russia, Germany, Greece and CIS have also sold unequal cars on the road. Niva has a classical and unchanging design “brick” in light of the experience of German colleagues in Stuttgart. Never lose popularity. The sharp edges of the body, with the giant bumper of the Bronto version, resemble the jaws of John Travolta. The short overhang of the 235/75 R15 mud tires and the 240 mm ground clearance coupled with the wheels provide a unique cross-country vehicle.

But the Niva is not just a brutal SUV, it suits the main quality of a modern crossover – comfort. The car has an audio system with child seat air conditioning, electric windows, heat sinks, power steering, ABS, EBD, BAS, ISOfix mounting and 4 speakers. And the most important option is to allow all off-road enthusiasts to wipe rivals’ noses when trying to replace their wheels. In Niva, “spare parts” are placed in the engine compartment and can be left “clean” from dust as well as cruelty. The starting capacity is only 265 liters, but a vast roof rail that can withstand up to 120 kg is provided for hunting deer hunting.

The car is consistently made of 1,683 cubic meters of gasoline engine. See, 83 horsepower transmission – exclusively “male”, 5-speed.

Editor’s Choice – Bronte version of the image of 74 million rubles. These cars are not only very stylish in Timati’s barbershop, but they can also take children safely and comfortably to kindergarten if you are a caring father.

How to choose the first car from a women's perspective

How to choose the first car from a women's perspective

When my friend got madly entitled at the age of 18, I was not interested in it and did not want to drive it at all. It’s not mine, it’s someone else’s.

And two years later, everything came. I passed the law exam in the first exam. Seven people were lucky in a large group of 70 people. Remember that everything you do in life is what you want and need only when you need it. The result will be one hundred percent.

For me, the car immediately became synonymous with adrenaline, freedom and flight.

And for my friend, the car has already become an assistant who has lost loneliness, sadness and self. They simply sat behind the wheel and compete without thinking, leaving everything behind.

And after that, I noticed that there are other things behind the metal as well as engines, belts, levers and fluids. There is some kind of magic.

I do not like and understand people who treat cars as simple transportation. It is heartless and foolish. And most often they are losers. Just observe life. There is no crime.

True enthusiasts know your auto, your character, your character. This is not necessarily an expensive and conceited car. But that’s the way you have your shadow.
Therefore, if you select only the first vehicle, keep the following points in mind:


How / how is he driving?

This is very important. You would move smoothly or gently in the urban traffic system or rebuild sharply and start up on the road quickly. The machine must be “I” on the road. It is therefore better to decide immediately who you are. A middle-tier driver with 120 “horses” beneath the hood, or a tireless adventure seeker with horse-powered turbocharged engines. If you want to be shaded gray, white, dark blue if not perceptible, close it immediately and ask. And if you want to stand out, any bright colors like red, yellow, and neon colors will help.


Financial decision. This is your first car and if you are not a son of an oligarch, I do not recommend taking the most expensive cars you have ever dreamed of. I also oppose loans and loans under the first iron horse. Of course, you were preparing before you passed right and made a saving. Keep within budget. Perhaps a little later you would want something more expensive, but you already have the experience and a more precise understanding of what you want in a car.

How to choose the first car from a women's perspective

Here, I also recommend that you familiarize yourself with the taxes and insurance amounts for future cars. Sometimes it is because the Dream Machine can severely damage your wallet with a mandatory payment after purchase.

And do not forget to tell Google how much your average car will eat gasoline given your traffic. Gasoline prices are increasing permanently, and you need to talk regularly.


You have already chosen a model. I asked the price. Now hold the wheel. If you feel the car, you will understand it immediately. Perhaps in the picture or stream you were sure that this is what you need. But work can change in the cabin. It is best to ride, please feel the dimension. And if you feel “comfort” literally, take it freely. However, it may be revealed that the hand somehow reaches the steering wheel uncomfortably and the adjustment does not help. Everything in the torpedo is a bit annoying, or something is missing from the cabin. And the engine sound did not react to the heart at all. So leave immediately, do not wait, do not give a chance, do not waste resources. Sounds like a relationship, right? Funny, but this is your first auto relationship.

How to choose the first car from a women's perspective

Meet the previous owner (if the car is not a car dealership).

Chat with the car owner. You do not have to like it. Ideally I would like to. Just ask about the car. Find out how the previous owner treated the car. Have you replaced the smoked time and fluid supplies in the cabin? Some people want the car to hug and cry. So be careful with the owner. And if the person and his attitude toward the car is not disgusting to you, take your pet home.

Fall in love

The most pious point. Fall in love with your first car. If you did everything right. As we advised, we passed all the peaks and there was no chance. You will fall into this feeling. The steering wheel is gently in your hands and your car pedal responds to your feet under the exciting and pleasant feeling that only your music is always played in the cabin. There are many small parts and nuances. Everything will be very magical. You will have a car later. But at first I will say the most.

How to choose the first car from a women's perspective

If magic does not happen, you will never be happy behind that wheel. And I sincerely regret you.


Watch all the speed changes, click the turn signal, and listen to all the engine factory sounds carefully. And believe me, the car will answer the same to you.

Machines, they do not betray. They are much more accurate than people. Iron hearts are always rewarded with time, attention and power. Your car will give the roar, smoothness and speed of the engine. Or on the cloudiest day, it will surprise your friends with raindrops on the glass that will show you pictures for a long time. It is like loosely dancing as if hugging each other.

How to choose the first car from a women's perspective

My first car saved my life. All my friends have long wondered that the influence of other cars literally saved them and saved me. I stayed with only minor injuries. And now, over the years, I recall her first car with such a tense feeling and say thank you.

First technical details of the new Mercedes-Benz GLS for Europe

First technical details of the new Mercedes-Benz GLS for Europe

The new flagship crossover Mercedes-Benz GLS at the start of sales in the European market is only available for diesel engines.

Thus, the basic version of the all-wheel-drive crossover GLS 350d 4Matic is equipped with a 2.9-liter six-cylinder turbo diesel engine with a capacity of 286 hp. The car can get its first "100" in seven seconds. When translated into Russian rubles, the cost of new items will come out at 6.2 million rubles.

First technical details of the new Mercedes-Benz GLS for Europe

The more powerful engine of the GLS 400d will be available in Europe. The power of this power unit will be 330 hp up to 100 km / h. This change can be accelerated in 6.3 seconds. The price of 400 d 4Matic starts at 6.5 million rubles.

First technical details of the new Mercedes-Benz GLS for Europe