Nissan 370Z Nismo and offers customers the Juke Nismo RS a special treat: an exclusive driving course with Drift Training! We have participated.
Es is a tempting goodie. Who a Nissan 370Z Nismo (from 46,350 euros) or a Juke Nismo RS buys (from 28,500 euros), the donated Nissan driver training, including training drift of Drive & Fun . What exactly the participants expected, we looked forward to the event at the Boxberg Proving Ground.
Before we press the start button of our 370Z Nismo, give us the Renner extended instructors Dennis Eckl and Francesco Lopez Tips to Finding the Right seat position. For optimum control of the car, the seat should be adjusted so that when your arms slightly bent wrists are on the steering wheel rim above. The shoulders should thereby touching the seat back that it is almost vertical. This ensures that you do not push yourself during sharp brake to the rear of the seat, but the full pressure brings the brake pedal. Also important is the steering equipment: The steering wheel is held with both hands on the Quarter-to-three position. Advantage: the only way to change the steering angle quickly in both directions. When the steering wheel movements, such as the counter-steering in the drift, the unsuccessful attacks to hand so that as quickly as possible, both hands on the wheel again. This gripping can be the parking , turn or stand in practice.
The correct seat position and steering technique is clarified and after a brief warm-up in slalom course it goes to the first exercise: brake and dodge. At 120 km / h concern about a transversely to the direction of travel series hat. A traffic light gives the signal for emergency braking and a split second later, an arrow indicates whether you want to dodge the cone obstacle left or right. Everything goes quickly and requires overcoming, because the brake signal is felt damn late. Then suddenly coordination asked is: The left foot presses the clutch, the right is in full force on the brake while the steering wheel will be moved smoothly. Finally, the limited must grip the tire for both the brakes and for the Dodge be used. After a few runs, we increase the pace up to 150 km / h – up braking sitting.
Erupting rear and the right view guide
Next example – the structure is similar: We take highway speed (80 to 100 km / h) on a hat-series to. Instead of braking, an instinct advises first, we lupfen front of the obstacle, the gas and steer sharply. The desired result is that the 370Z Nismo breaks out with the tail. So a jerking the steering would be in real life made a mistake, are as instructor Dennis Eckl to remember. Instead, you should try to control before suddenly appearing obstacle as in the first exercise to slow down and evade then prefer. But here the wedging out of the rear axle is intentional. We force the car on our will, we want it to come across. By going back down and the gas, we relieve the rear axle and the Nismo is turning one. And soon it becomes clear that the correct steering technique is crucial. Who embraces too late against directs and not fast enough, the pendulum back of the can 370Z not catch. And even with deceptive safe 80 km / h it is (and off without the proper technique ESP ) only passenger. Decisive here is also the right view technology, because we unconsciously soft out there, wherever we look. Therefore: Always look over the obstacle – even if it needs to directing movies through the side window.
And that’s what we want to do now controlled: look through the side window in the drift. For this, the team has built up two irrigated 180-degree turns. With around 70 km / h it goes into the curve. Shortly before the transition from dry to wet, we take away the gas and steer a jagged. Result: As in the previous exercise is pressing the rear of the Nissan (with switched off ESP) outwards. In order to transform this momentum into a controllable drift, now everything has to happen very fast: all fix to correct the steering and produce cautiously accelerating slip at the rear wheels in order to determine the drift angle. Theoretically easily. In reality, hard work. About a radio are the instructor Dennis instructions: “Gaaas”, “Gegenlenkeeen!”. Here the highest level of coordination is required. After a few passes, and moving items to provide an initial success and the Nissan is doing what he is: drive across the curve. What an achievement! Finding of the day: What looks smooth and even from the outside, behind the wheel requires enormous concentration, nimble steering and an extra sensitive right foot. A little bit too much gas or a tick against steered too late already, the Nismo is bowling out. But you learn from it – and that’s why the Nismo-driving training is so useful: Here you learn what makes driving safer in everyday life and can fathom on a closed track sometimes the limit.