Guys try to drift a bus and end up rolling it over
What can go wrong with a rear-wheel drive Mercedes?
In order to successfully drift a car, it used to be necessary for the vehicle in question to be rear-wheel drive. Nowadays, with the latest technological advances, even four-wheel drive cars can do this without a hitch. But is it possible to repeat this kind of performance with a bus?
The youtubers from French YouTube channel Vilebrequin tried to find out with a Mercedes Citaro. With a six-cylinder diesel sending its power to the rear wheels via an automatic transmission, the skid should be a formality. However, the Citaro's huge 22.5-inch tyres and 50 mph (80 kph) top speed made the task much more difficult.
To do this, the duo disconnected all the vehicle's electronic aids, including its speed limiter, and set off on a previously wet track. The first attempts were naturally unsuccessful with omnipresent understeer and a rear end that was timidly hunting.
It was only after a professional driver was brought on board that everything was going to work out. The Citaro began to slide beautifully, culminating in a magnificent 360° spin, something the bus has probably never experienced in its commercial career!