Falken drift champs’ top ten drift cars
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Ten of the best cars to buy for drifting

Paul Cheshire and British Drift Championship winner Matt Carter reveal some of their favourite drift machines

Ten of the best cars to buy for drifting
  1. Mazda MX-5

    Mazda MX-5

    Matt: "Small, lightweight and great fun. Drop the top and let the tyre smoke flow through your hair."

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  2. Nissan Skyline R32

    Nissan Skyline R32

    Paul: "Go for the RWD GTS version, easy to modify or easy to drift as standard."

  3. Toyota Soarer

    Toyota Soarer

    Matt: "Cool looks and excellent tuneability for big power and even bigger slides."

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  4. BMW 3 Series (E30)

    BMW 3-Series (E30)

    Matt: "Cheap to buy and insure, lightweight and incredibly fun drift car. Plus, you've got plenty of engine-swap choices for more power."

  5. BMW 540i (E39)

    BMW 540i (E39)

    Paul: "Make sure you get the manual version. A lovely, V8-powered big luxury barge with plenty of power. Drifting in a German business-armchair."

  6. Toyota Chaser

    Toyota Chaser

    Matt: "Lovely large Japanese saloon, lots of power can be had from the standard engine and parts are becoming more commonly available."

  7. Jaguar XJ6 Series 1

    Jaguar XJ6 Series 1

    Paul: "Like the BMW 540i, make sure it's a manual. You won't find many drifting one of these so you'll definitely stand out."

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  8. Mazda RX-8

    Mazda RX-8

    Matt: "Funky rear-wheel-drive coupe with that high-revving Wankel rotary engine that sounds simply amazing when drifted."

  9. Toyota AE86

    Toyota AE86

    Paul: "The original drift car, fantastic retro looks and foot-to-the-floor fun everywhere."

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  10. Nissan 200SX S13/S14/S15

    Nissan 200SX S13/S14/S15

    Matt: "Relatively cheap, easy to tune for high power and a good selection of parts available readily. Awesome car to start your drifting career as it's so easy to control and learn the basics with."

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