Drifting fail: VTEC kicked in yo!

Attempting to drift a Honda S2000, this amateur driver almost bit the curb when his S2000 lost control at about 50-60 miles per hour. The car wasn't damaged, but it sure came close. Spinning out at these speeds on a two lane road doesn't leave much room for error. I'm pretty sure the whole time the car was spinning, the driver was bracing for impact. Stopping just a few feet from the curb, the loose S2000 just barely missed out on some extensive damage.
How did this happen? If you listen closely, VTEC kicked in and threw the entire drift off balance. This is a common problem for drifters with variable valve timing technology and is the reason why most of them choose older vehicles. Older drift cars don't make use of variable valve timing, providing a more predictable power band. VTEC is good for straight and corner racing, but for drifting it can be devastating. Got a good VTEC story? Share it below!

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 Source: Tampa Sports Car Examiner

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