'Baby Driver' star Ansel Elgort explains how to driftIn an interview with CNET News editor-in-chief Connie Guglielmo and "Baby Driver" director Edgar Wright, Ansel Elgort details how he learned to drift cars for the film's incredible stunts.
I'm pretty good at driving. And then after all the stunt classes now, I have the bug. And I know how to drift and everything. And at my family house in Long Island, there's tire marks outside of my driveway from when I pulled the e brake and pulled a 90 into the driveway. [LAUGH] That's a good stunt. What would you recommend people do it? How much time did it take you to learn that? People here are going to go and try it. I would go to a parking lot on a day when it's a little rainy. You guys have plenty of those days. [LAUGH] So your tires just don't get too Up, and then it's got to be a car where you can turn on traction control. I mean, you can look this up on YouTube. You don't need me to tell you this. [LAUGH] But you basically, you pull the e-brake, whether it's here or here, and basically you're getting rear wheel lock up. And that's when you can slide the car around. So Usually you're at like 30 miles an hour or you can be going as fast as you want, but you slow down a little bit to 30 by using the brake. Then you get rear wheel lock up and then it's just a little input with the wheel. If you yank the wheel your car is gonna spin out like out of control. But the whole point of it is it's a little bit out of controlness. So you can push the car to 90 degrees by just a little soft input and then a counter steer. And then you can steer out of it. Yeah. Okay. So go try that today. [LAUGH] [APPLAUSE]