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Forza Horizon 5 Drifting Guide: How To Drift, Tips, Cars And More

Find out how to drift correctly in Forza Horizon 5.

Drifting in Forza Horizon 5 is a fun task that you can do. However, it is a bit intimidating to new players to the game as the mechanics mimic real life to an extent. Luckily, I have managed to conjure up a few tips and tricks on how to drift in FH5. So, learn to go sideways across the stunning Mexican Scenery.

How to practice drifting in Forza Horizon 5?

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Forza Horizon 5 Drifting Guide: How To Drift, Tips, Cars And More

Drifting in FH5 is similar to the previous games. Since the game engine is the same, you can also expect the mechanics to stay the same. All you have to do is get the tail out. To do this all you have to do is follow the given steps:

  • When you approach a corner, violently turn into the corner and hit the brake hard. Do this by moving the Left Analog Stick in the direction of the Turn and Clicking LT.
  • Now, immediately apply some counter steer while applying a bootful of throttle. To do this Counter-Steer away from the turn using the Left Analog Stick and hit the Throttle by hitting RT.
  • This will get the tail out and allow you to get a nice smokey drift going.
  • All of this is to start the drift. Now, you will have to keep the momentum going which you can do by slowly releasing the steering and fluctuating the throttle input.
  • This will allow you to start drifting in Forza Horizon 5.
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This will allow you to get a normal drift. In order to get an E-Drift going, you will have to use the handbrake. This can be done via the ‘A’ Key. The techniques remain the same, simply hit the handbrake and catch the tail with the throttle as it swings around. Now, you will have to wait for a few tries before you get this right. You can practice in the rain and on windy roads. The more you practice, the better you will get overall. Also, different cars will have different drifting styles. So, keep an eye out for what works best for you and use that car to master drifting.

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Best Cars for Drifting in Forza Horizon 5

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Forza Horizon 5 Drifting Guide: How To Drift, Tips, Cars And More

This is a bit of a confusing list if you will, but, it is based on my personal experience of the game.

  • Nissan Silvia
  • Subaru WRX STi Travis Pastrana
  • Ferrari 488
  • Ferrari Portofino
  • Mazda Miata
  • Hoonigan Twerkstallion
  • Formula Drift #777 Nissan 240SX 1997
  • Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT Apex 1985
  • Toyota Supra RZ 1998

These are the best drift cars in the game that you can own. You can start out relatively cheap with the Miata or Silvia to can get a hang of drifting in Forza Horizon 5. Mostly, you will have to go for a rear-wheel-drive machine when you go drifting. However, I  have also noted that the AWD Rally Cars are pretty good at sliding around too. They are easy to get sideways on a dirt track or off-road.

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Drifting tips and tricks

The best drifting trick is to boost power and use the drift suspension setup for cars. This will add camber to the car as well as give it a load of power which will help the wheels lose traction on the rear end. Now, just modulate the throttle input and get the slide going.

Another thing to do is the Scandinavian Flick. Basically, go wide in the turn and then suddenly turn into the corner. As soon as you do this, apply the throttle and Apply some opposite lock. This will get the slide going and will allow you to start drifting in FH5.

Overall, practice makes perfect. And you will have to do quite a few runs before you get a hang of it. Once you get far enough, you will get the necessary intuitive control that is required to go sideways.

This is everything that you will need to know about drifting in Forza Horizon 5. While you are here you should have a look at How To Check FH5 Server Status.