This Is How You Create An Epic Drift Video

It's simple. First, learn the Kiwi accent. Second, convince a certain Austrian energy drink mogul to give you tons of money for a crazy drift car, lots of tires and lots of expensive cameras. And that's it. It's just two easy steps.

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Mad Mike ticked both of those boxes and produced this epic drift video. Here's how they did it.

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TwoFortified

Somebody correct me if I'm wrong. Is backfire not indicative of engine problems?

To clarify: an engine that is running optimally (or anywhere near optimally) will not launch flames out of its tailpipe. Is that not correct?

I see backfire a lot in high-horsepower applications it seems, but I'm not sure why A) it couldn't be avoided by achieving a proper air/fuel ratio or B) would be beneficial at all.

Or am I way off base with this? Apparently my car has been known to shoot a flame or two, but my engine isn't running particularly well at the moment, so I kind of chalked it up to that...