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
Matt: "Small, lightweight and great fun. Drop the top and let the tyre smoke flow through your hair."Advertisement - Page continues below
Nissan Skyline R32
Paul: "Go for the RWD GTS version, easy to modify or easy to drift as standard."
Matt: "Cool looks and excellent tuneability for big power and even bigger slides."Advertisement - Page continues below
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."
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."
Matt: "Lovely large Japanese saloon, lots of power can be had from the standard engine and parts are becoming more commonly available."
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."Advertisement - Page continues below
Matt: "Funky rear-wheel-drive coupe with that high-revving Wankel rotary engine that sounds simply amazing when drifted."
Paul: "The original drift car, fantastic retro looks and foot-to-the-floor fun everywhere."Advertisement - Page continues below
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."