Hot Wheels enthusiast and TYO Toys designer Phil Foss has figured out a way to get his toy Hot Wheels cars to “drift” naturally.
Drifting is a driving technique where the car intentionally oversteers, causing loss of traction in the wheels while still maintaining control.
But getting a car without a driver to do a technical driving maneuver like controlled drifting isn’t exactly easy.
The first step to making this happen is using a low-friction surface that is more slick than the plastic of the car’s wheels (so that the toy car will slide). Next, you’ll need to experiment to find a specific series of angles that guide the car into a drift while still maintaining its momentum.
With the right combination of angles and the right drift surface, you can drift your own town cars at home. Check out the video below to see Phil Foss’s Hot Wheels Drift Circuit…
Check out some more Hot Wheels drifting here…