Osaka touge drift by night – full of adrenaline and suspense!

osaka touge driftOsaka touge drift by night – full of adrenaline and suspense!! These incredible drifters are ripping around the hills of Osaka! This insane Drifting compilation shows some hardcore team tandem drifting entertainment from the underground touge world of Osaka. Touge refers to a mountain pass or any of the narrow, winding roads that can be found in and around the mountains. Regardless if it’s in Japan or other geographically similar areas, like the legendary Nordschleife in Germany.

Osaka touge drift by night – full of adrenaline and suspense!

In order to decrease the incline of mountain roads, thereby making them easier for commercial trucks to pass, engineers place a series of S bends in steep roads that provide access to and from high mountain elevations. These passes have become popular with street racers and motorsport enthusiasts, because they provide a challenging – albeit dangerous – course.

The cars start almost bumper to bumper (one in front of the other). The lead car wins if the space between the cars increases considerably. If any car spins out or crashes, the other car wins the race. In the event of the following car keeping pace, the race is usually rerun with the positions swapped. This style of battle is often chosen when the road is not wide enough to allow passing, but if the car in front is somehow passed, the overtaken car loses if it does not re-pass.

We shouldn’t associate drifting with touge though. While drift is considered a style or form of driving, touge does not necessarily have any binding relationship to motorsports. Drifting can be used on the touge to prevent the chaser from following their proper line. For example if the lead car were to drift, it would eliminate about 60 percent of the chaser’s possible lines forcing them to choose slower lines that cannot be predicted. Check out this exciting video of Osaka touge drift adventure by night!