HOW TO DRIFT

There are many different methods of inducing a drift, and your choice depends on the natural properties of your car. Once oversteer has been invoked, you’ll need to control the drift using the throttle and counter steering. To maintain an accurate line while going sideways is tricky, and will take lots of practice. What kind of car do I need to drift? Rear or four wheel drive with a rear bias Lots of power is useful A limited slip differential to keep both rear wheels spinning, rather than just one The ability to turn off any electronic stability control systems … Continue reading HOW TO DRIFT

FERRARI SF90 STRADALE

Ferrari has taken the wraps off the second of five new cars planned for 2019, the new SF90 Stradale. The first ever plug-in hybrid Ferrari is described by CEO Louis Camilleri as “a milestone” in Ferrari history, and is positioned as a new halo model for the current line-up. The name SF90 Stradale references Ferrari’s 90th anniversary in F1, which the brand celebrates this year, and is taken from the current SF90 Formula One race car, with the ‘Stradale’ appendage meaning street in Italian. Camilleri explained that the brand would use the hybrid aspect of the SF90 Stradale to “attract a new type … Continue reading FERRARI SF90 STRADALE

HOW TO HANDBRAKE TURN

You’ll probably know what a handbrake turn is, but you mightn’t necessarily know how it works, what it’s used for, or how exactly to pull one off smoothly and consistently. Handbrake turns originated in rally driving and are commonly used to quickly manoeuvre around the tightest, low speed corners. Generally speaking, it’s one of the bluntest tools in a driver’s arsenal and is usually only utilised on corners which are too tight to negotiate at speed via other methods. The handbrake turn works by pulling hard on the handbrake in order to lock the rear wheels, which in conjunction with … Continue reading HOW TO HANDBRAKE TURN

GET YOUR KNEE DOWN

If you’re into riding fast, like we are, then there’s no greater sensation than getting your knee down. Like sex, you’ll always remember your first time. Also like sex, it’s probably going to be a lot easier than you think it will be, you just need to get your body position right. Here’s how to get your knee down.  The thing with knee down is that it’s kinda pointless. It won’t make you faster, it won’t make you safer and ignore what you read about in forums — you’ll never catch a lowside on your knee. But, it looks awesome, … Continue reading GET YOUR KNEE DOWN

DUCATI 916

The year 1994 conjures a few vivid images that remain crystal clear even a quarter of a century later. Who can forget the helicopter shots of OJ Simpson’s bizarre low-speed police chase, for instance?  In the UK the grisly crimes of Fred and Rose West were splashed across the front pages and the World Cup dominated the back. It was when we were first told “It could be you” as the National Lottery was launched, and The Fast Show emerged to define a generation of comedy. It was also the first time that you could walk into a bike showroom and see … Continue reading DUCATI 916

LANCIA DELTA HF INTEGRALE

This automobile has a 5 door hatchback type body styled by Giugiaro with a front located engine supplying power to all four wheels. Its engine is a turbocharged petrol, 2 litre, double overhead camshaft 4 cylinder with 4 valves per cylinder. This unit develops 212 bhp (215 PS/158 kW) of power at 5750 rpm, and maximum torque of 314 N·m (232 lb·ft/32 kgm) at 2500 rpm. A 5 speed manual gearbox transmits the power to the wheels. The Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16v weighs a stated 1340 kg at the kerb. The Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16v is said to … Continue reading LANCIA DELTA HF INTEGRALE