This Is What Happens When You Don't Control Lift-Off Oversteer

How could he have saved it?

3y ago

Front-wheel drive cars are great fun. The Megane RS, Fiesta ST, Golf? All brilliant cars well worth a whipping on a back road if you get the chance. There is just one thing you've got to watch out for though, if you're on the inexperienced side of driving.

The thing in question is of course lift-off oversteer. During a corner, lifting off the throttle can mean the difference between parking in your garage and parking up a tree. The shifting of weight to the front of the car can upset the back tyres, leading to oversteer. And the most usual way to regain control? Accelerating.

The driver of this Fiesta ST didn't know that, so when taking a corner on the faster side of sensible, he probably should have just kept his foot down. Instead, he lifted off, oversteered, and attempted to correct it by counter-steering. Bad move.

His Fiesta continued to prune the bushes on the other side of the road after just missing a taxi driving towards it.

How could he have saved the situation? Hmm... maybe by driving sensibly in the first place?



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Comments (81)

  • How to prevent liftoff oversteer lesson 1/1 don't lift off suddenly on hard cornering.

      3 years ago
  • This is how innocent families are killed on the road. Take it to a track, asshole.

      3 years ago
    • If only there were cheaper ways to have legal fun finding the limit rather than track. Just checked how much it would cost today: 240€ trackday insurance for one day (for my 6K€ mx5) then easily 150+€ to pay for the 2+ trackday timeslots (Cause...

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        3 years ago
    • So it’s ok to drive like a fuckwit on the street because you can’t afford to do a track day? And it’s their fault because track says are too expensive?

        3 years ago
  • I pushed the top image 10 times.

      3 years ago
  • you cant fix stupid.....

      3 years ago
  • that's what happens when you're a twat. 😉

      3 years ago