Street Racing In Shanghai & Drifting In China

Not many Chinese people have cars but many Chinese people want them especially young men. Here are two recent videos about cars in China that show different sides about owning a car and driving cars. The first video is of rich Chinese driving their expensive cars at night in Shanghai:

Video on Youku (faster load in China).

Comments from Mop:


If you do not care about your own lives, do not treat other people’s lives like a joke! You think you are so cool? Actually, you are very immature! If you have any real ability, go drive on a real race track!


Sigh…something only rich people can play.
I am not greedy, just buy tires for me.


Very cocky.
If I had this car,
I would also drive like this.
Otherwise, how can you show that car’s advantages?


JJ [“jiao jing”, traffic police] all first look at the car model before deciding whether or not to arrest/pull over.


At 3:14, they overtook a police car with its lights on…


The police car should be changed to a Lamborghini, and after passing this car, it should use the loud speaker to yell: “Lousy scrap metal, pull over and stop.”


This car’s acceleration is indeed very fast, but the video is a little blurry, not very clear, too bad.


Even if the traffic police see it, they cannot do anything, no license plate, nothing they can do.


An advertisement for Need for Speed?


Shanghai’s night scenery looks pretty good in this video!

This second video is of some young men from Zhejiang province of China who like to 飘移 “piao yi” or “drift.” It is a driving skill that became popular from Japan:

Video on Youku (faster load in China).

Comments on Youku:


Such clumsy drifting…


Give him a rear-wheel-drive and have him drive, I bet he would not know how…drifting is the gas pedal, brake, and the clutch. This is using the handbrake (so the rear tires cannot spin), then stepping on the gas pedal, so the front wheels drag/pull the rear wheels. This is called the horse pulling the cart, not called drifting.


Pretty good, so young. Keep developing. Who knows what can be achieved in the future…


My god, this….
The rear tires are almost all rubbed gone. This is the first time I have seen this kind of drifting, hehe. Hilarious.
The cars are a little lousy, but they have a little skill. Hehe. Continue practicing, I support you. Hehe. After all, it is domestic. Hehe.


At 2 minutes in the video, one car already is leaking oil. Probably gasoline.
That nothing bad happened means they have good luck. However, their skill is very average.


Their skill passes the test, but the speed is too too too slow!


Play however you want to play, as long as you are having fun. Those who say they are not professional and are criticizing them are all people who cannot reach the grapes saying the grapes are sour. It is just for fun, okay? It is not like they have to be car/driving gods. Safety first, because you really will become a god if you drive too fast and slide off the mountain. Skill is developed slowly. When I get a car, I also will go up on the mountains. Only by driving mountain roads can one have/develop skill.


What niu driving skills! Being able to drift this kind of car is already pretty good…ding!


Those are not good cars, after all, so they cannot show off their highest skills.
This is already not bad.
Brothers, keep working hard/practicing.


If you want to know what drifting is, watch WRC.
Do not watch these two idiots destroying cars.


Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.


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