Drone Footage Of Formula Drift Cars Will Leave You Breathless

The introduction of consumer-oriented unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV for short), more commonly known as drones, has allowed cinematographers and videographers to capture truly remarkable footage, particularly of cars. The clip below shows just how breathtaking this kind of footage has now become.

The video comes from a guy called Johnny FPV who just so happens to be a professional drone pilot with extensive experience in this field. Footage was captured on a GoPro Hero 7 but the UAV itself isn’t one you can buy off the shelf and is totally bespoke.

Johnny FPV controls his units through a VR headset, allowing him to capture extraordinary angles simply impossible for ordinary drones to match. Additionally, this racing UAV is compact, fast and very agile and films in such a way which will make you think that you’re looking at a video game rather than real-life footage.

Who else wants to get into drone racing?

Much of this footage was filmed during a recent Formula Drift event and one clip shows a Nissan S15 Silvia drifting up a spectacular mountain road in Abu Dhabi.

As we covered last week, this year’s Formula Drift championship is promising to be one for the ages thanks to the inclusion of an all-electric vehicle for the first time in the championship’s history. The EV in question comes from Napoleon Motorsports and is a modified Chevrolet Camaro with the equivalent of 515 hp and 800 lb-ft (1084 Nm) of torque. It won’t sound as extreme as Formula Drift vehicles we’re accustomed to but it promises to be more than capable of getting sideways and shredding its rear tires.

 

  • Bash

    Just like a Video Game, btw I thought they actually hit @ 0:22

  • Eagle By Singer

    I mean, I’m still breathing….

  • I just don’t get the fascination with drifting. Cool car control I guess

Watch 700 HP “Old” Ford GT Go Full Burner, Hit 214 MPH With Ease

This second-gen modified example was actually faster than the latest GT down the exact same runway.

This Is What Fooling Around In Edd China’s Driveable Sofa Feels Like

We can’t even begin to imagine what other motorists would have thought seeing this… thing doing 70 mph.

TopCar’s Mercedes GLE Coupe Inferno 4×4*2 Wants To Be A [email protected] Off-Roader

It sure is no G-Wagen, but this modified GLE Coupe will go much further than the stock item.

G21 BMW M3 Touring Would Give Audi And Mercedes A Serious Headache

BMW has reportedly considered building an M3 Touring out of the new 3-Series – but probably won’t.

1200 HP Cadillac Escalade Spins All Four Wheels With Ease

This custom Cadillac Escalade has a 427 cubic-inch V8 with a pair of 76 mm turbochargers.

Tanner Foust And Genesis G70 Recreate Stunt From ‘Baby Driver’

The G70 performs a 180-reverse-to-drift maneuver within mere inches of a truck…

Hyundai Creta Driver Causes Severe Accident, Flees The Scene On Foot

The Korean crossover clipped a small Chevy hatch and sent it rolling down the road.

This Ford Focus RS Has 900 HP Running Through The Front Wheels!

In order to not shred its tires in mere seconds, a special ECU limits power at low speeds.

2019 Kia Proceed Is A Stylish Way To Stay Away From The SUV Hoi Polloi

No one wants an estate, so if you need the space but despise crosssovers, the Proceed might be the one for you.

Delta 4×4 Gives 2019 Suzuki Jimny A Costly Paris-Dakar Rally Makeover

The 2019 Jimny’s rally-raid looks take inspiration from a Suzuki LJ80 that completed the 1982 race.