At a recent drift event in Japan, former D1 champion Nobuteru Taniguchi took to the course in a stock Tesla Model S. Right away the car seems eager to invoke sideways shenanigans, and the driver is able to link a few turns together. It's clear that the mighty power output and instant torque of the Model S can make for a car that likes playing off angle.

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According to Motor Trend, Taniguchi states that the car doesn't have quite enough steering angle to be a proper drift car. Yet, the Tesla Model S was more fun than he expected.

It's clear from this demonstration that we need to get our hands on the car to conduct our own drift testing of the full Tesla Model S range. You know... for science, and stuff.


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