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Awesome Drift Achievement

Forza Motorsport 4 Walkthrough and Guide

by CMBF  

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Awesome Drift Achievement

Before we discuss how to unlock this Achievement, we need to discuss this Achievement, because it turns out that this is the one that 9 out of 10 racers really hate and despise.  I have actually witnessed gamers screaming at the screen an anger as their car turns just a wee bit too far, turning their otherwise awesome drift score into a blood-red set of FAIL numbers because the car turned too far around.  I confess I have never seen an Achievement that generated this much frustration before, and that witnessed of gamers who I have never seen get frustrated like that before.

So here is the thing -- this very well may be an Achievement that you are better off NOT trying to unlock, and just let it come naturally when you are doing the drift levels, or just drifting for fun, because in simple terms it is only going to come easy to drivers who know how to drift...  Now, I am not saying you do not know how to drift, mate.  All I am saying is, if drifting is not your "thing" and you do not consider yourself to BE a Drift Racer, then chances are really good that this is going to be a frustrating and illusive experience for you under normal circumstances.  So if you want to unlock this Achievement then you need to avoid normal circumstances as much as you can!

Easy Awesome Drift Achievement

-- An Easy Unlock --

If you just want this out of the way, because you are not a Drift Racer, well there is a very easy way to unlock it.  Really!  Just do the following:

(1) From the Main Menu select:  A > Community > Race Online > Create Race

(2) Now choose Game Setup and do the following:

(A) Change Game Type to "Drift"
(B) Change Environment to "Test Track"
(C) Change Track to "Test Track Layout E"
(D) Change Laps to "10" (or higher, you just want to be sure you have enough)
(E) Change Car Class to "Any"
(F) Hit 'A' to save the Game Setup

(3) Now Open Select Car and choose the car you want to use.  There are some obvious ones to choose here -- it should either be Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) or All Wheel Drive (AWD), and it should be a relatively fast and stable car but not one of the R-Class.

I used my Honda but really any car you are comfie with will work, because this is not really about skill at all -- which you are about to find out.  If you don't have a car of preference I can say that the 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C and the 1969 Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds 442 are both really good cars in stock tune to do this with...

(4) Select Difficulty and change the following settings:

(A) Braking: ABS Off
(B) Steering: Normal
(C) Stability Control: Off
(D) Traction Control: Off
(E) Shifting: Automatic (or Manual, whatever you like)
(F) Suggestion Line: Off

Now save and exit the menu.

(5) Hit the Start Race selection and, when the race starts you will notice that you are in one very large oval area with a very small center. 

All that you need to do is score at least 5,000 drift points and then stop the drift (stopping the car or slowing it works) and voila!  The Achievement is yours!  And the beauty of that is that with this track, you can easily do that by simply driving around it.  Once you see the drift counter start racking points, simply gently turn into the drift to keep it going and as soon as it goes above 5,000 points, bring the car to a controlled stop and the Achievement will unlock. 

If you have any problems, watch the video embedded above and you will see what I am talking about!

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Comments for Awesome Drift Achievement

12 comments, latest first.
Jun 13th 2013 Guest
The Benchmark test track is DLC available for 400 Microsoft points.
ID #290099
Jun 9th 2013 janner66
The test track does not show up for me. I have followed all your instructions. What am I doing wrong?
ID #289031
Feb 21st 2013 Guest
Thanks man
ID #256815
Jan 14th 2013 Guest
ch33rs mate 1st time easy peasy japanesy TowerBUSTER UK
ID #242564
Jul 11th 2012 Guest
you can get 25000 to 30000 drift points in one drift on that track
ID #163050
Mar 3rd 2012 Guest
your right was easy done in a renenton
ID #120010
Jan 17th 2012 Guest
got this by accident in a race just drifting for fun and also how do you get that mad over this? want to see rage quitting try COD MW's mile high achievement
ID #106695
Jan 8th 2012 Guest
With all this hype today about "drifting" one would think that it was invented by adolescent teenagers in the 2000's when in fact it has been around since the origin of the motor car.

I and all those I knew were doing 4-wheel drifts on rural roads (dirt and asphalt) back when I first went for my license in 1963.
Any car with skinny cross-ply tyres can drift! It was a part of driving

There's nothing clever or brilliant about it.
ID #104209
Jan 8th 2012 Guest
DEEEEEEEPPP Down inside you all know you cheated to get this..... I did mine on the tracks.... You can fool others but not yourself.... YOU KNOW YOU LOST Smile
ID #104159
Nov 26th 2011 Guest
precisa entrar na xbox live para jogar o drift???
ID #90367
Nov 8th 2011 Guest
was very easy used the shelby cobra 427 s/c did it in one try

ID #86148
Nov 8th 2011 Guest
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! this has been driving me and my friends mad since release, cracked it in 5 laps Smile
ID #86141