1000hp Corvette vs Mountain: Time for Coffee?


If you now approach drift videos with a jaded sense of resignation, then we understand. The internet is chocker block brimmed with them, after all, and many if not most of the glossy ones are the end result of some bright spark's marketing strategy. As a result, they do all tend to follow a certain format - and as Matt Bird has been heard to say in the office, skidding a purpose-built drift car around an empty airfield is about as difficult as putting on a hat.

But occasionally one does bubble to the surface which is worthy of drawing your attention to. Exhibit A, the Super Vision video below. Alright, it's partly a celebration of the filming technique (kudos, Mr drone pilot) but it's also got Formula D star Matt Field in it. And his 1,000hp Chevrolet Corvette.

Plus - and this is the kicker - it's got the kind of slender, crash-barriered hillside road in it that you or I would descend at a snail's pace for fear of meeting a hedge-trimming tractor coming the other way. Field obviously doesn't have to worry about that - but he does have the limit of the tarmac to concern himself with. And he does that frequently.

The paint-chaffing liberties taken in a few of the corners must be seen to be believed; ditto the car control required to make the footage both spectacular, fast and ultimately non-verge finding. So prep the coffee pot and the bewildered head shakes, and start Friday the right way...

 

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  • Gandahar 12 Oct 2018

    I was actually blown away by the video and editing work there. It was the reverse of a driving game trying to look like real life. The driving was great, I am not a big drift fan, but the whole package as a bundle ( did I mix Amazon delivery metaphors there?) was fantastic.

    In the USA they would describe it as super dope. Over here, jolly spiffing effort.

    Thanks for putting up, it has not had that many views considering the amount of sh ite put on the internet car wise in comparison


  • rockin 12 Oct 2018

    Very fine!

    (Errrm, it's chock-a-block....)

  • Plate spinner 12 Oct 2018

    Very impressive

  • jtopps 12 Oct 2018

    I get what you’re saying about drifting promo videos being a bit repetitive. Not many make me sit up and take notice unless the driving, location and cinematography are all extremely good. This ticks all 3 of those boxes, the last drifting promo video to do that was “Battle Drift” by the Monster Energy folk with Daigo Saito’s insane Murcielagon Vaughn Gittin Jr.s Mustang.

    I follow Matt Field on Instagram and also on YouTube there’s a series of videos detailing the build of this corvette a lot of which he did himself! I’ve got time for a guy who builds what he drives.

  • jtopps 12 Oct 2018

    I get what you’re saying about drifting promo videos being a bit repetitive. Not many make me sit up and take notice unless the driving, location and cinematography are all extremely good. This ticks all 3 of those boxes, the last drifting promo video to do that was “Battle Drift” by the Monster Energy folk with Daigo Saito’s insane Murcielagon Vaughn Gittin Jr.s Mustang.

    I follow Matt Field on Instagram and also on YouTube there’s a series of videos detailing the build of this corvette a lot of which he did himself! I’ve got time for a guy who builds what he drives.

    Edited by jtopps on Friday 12th October 11:43

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