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Took a CGTS out for a spin (literally) at PEC LA today. We spent a good 10 minutes on the low-friction skidpad, and after some effort I was able to hold the car in a stable drift. Judging the amount of throttle required to hold the drift was extremely challenging...my instructor demonstrated it and made it look laughably easy. It's so hard to 1. resist your instincts that are screaming at you to back off the throttle and countersteer, 2. keep the nose pointed towards the inside of the drift, and 3. apply just enough throttle to hold the drift without spinning out. And that was on an easy, intentionally slick surface with a constant degree of friction. Doing it on a real road? I can't imagine how difficult that must be (and I'm never gonna try). But still, it was interesting...