Audi Remembers that its Owners are Adults, Doesn’t Offer Drift Mode

Audi Remembers that its Owners are Adults, Doesn’t Offer Drift Mode

Audi Remembers that its Owners are Adults, Doesn’t Offer Drift Mode

0 comments 📅04 November 2016, 15:51

With the world gone mad for oversteer, manufacturers are increasingly eager to boast about how sideways you can get their cars. With Ford’s oversized Hot Wheel, the Focus RS, they captured the world’s attention with “Drift Mode.”

Primarily designed as a way to make the Focus as dangerous as the Mustang, drift mode allegedly frees up the back end of the RS to allow anyone to do sick drifts like Ken Block. And now even Mercedes is getting in on the game, which is odd because, surely, giving a Mercedes AMG a drift button is redundant.

But Audi is sober enough to recognize fad when it comes.

Jalopnik reports that Audi will not add a “drift mode” to its 2017 S3. The article’s author, Justin T Westbrook, reports that an Audi spokesperson rolled their eyes at the suggestion of a drift button at a launch event for the new S3 last week.

The S3 does get dynamic mode, though, which does not actively limit the amount of power sent rearward. This, says Audi, makes for a more exciting and slightly slipperier driving experience.

This is, in part, a response to complaints that the previous S3, though quick, gripped a little too well. A fine solution it is, too. A drift button may be a good way to get people excited about an economy car, but it’s no way to sell a car aimed at adults.

[source: Jalopnik]

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