Most BMW aficionados out there probably remember the so-called "Epic Driftmob" video from the summer of 2014, when five identical BMW M235i models performed a not-at-all-improvised drift-choreography in a traffic circle in Cape Town, South Africa. About six months later, the Driftmob is back again, only this time not in the real world but the virtual one. More specifically, the stunt is largely identical, only instead of being performed in Cape Town it was made in a virtual traffic circle from the Forza Horizon 2 game.

Aussie YouTuber DomesticMango was apparently approached by BMW and Forza Motorsport to virtually recreate the Epic BMW Driftmob, together with four other Forza Horizon 2 gamers. The result is not exactly identical in nature because of some obvious technical reasons, but there are five red BMW M235i Coupes drifting according to some planned-ahead choreography and snazzy camera angles.

The virtual stunt was put together to bring more attention to the fact that the M235i Coupe has been added to Forza Horizon 2, as part of the latest Top Gear car pack. Just like in the original video, no pedestrians seem to have been harmed during the shenanigans, but what I don’t get is why BMW appears to condone hooning and drifting on the street and not on a circuit. Sure, it’s a racing game, the cars look cool as hell doing those stunts and I’m not trying to sound like an old geezer, but the original video was shot on a real street, and that ain’t kosher.

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