Red Bull has more than a few ways of giving us a good ’ol morning jolt. The people of downtown Atlanta can attest to that.

Recently, the energy drink / racing team brought two of their esteemed drivers - Rhys Millen and Ryan Tuerck - to Atlanta for a smoke-inducing drift session as part of Red Bull’s Peachtree Drift Battle. While it wasn’t entirely a head-to-head duel between Millen’s Hyundai Genesis Coupe and Tuerck’s Pontiac Solstice Coupe, the two did provide a highly different way for commuters to start their day.

It’s not every day you get a chance to see rampaging drift cars plowing through Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta. And as one commuter will attest, we’ll never look at Peachtree Street the same way ever again.

Check out the video for all the pulse-pounding and - in this case, morning-jolting action - as Millen and Tuerck give the innocent bystanders of downtown Atlanta a different kind of wake-up call.

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Source: Red Bull

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9 comments:

  (238) posted on 09.20.2011

Wow! Really great drifting car. Some of a day i can learn how to drift and the smokey tire is great and its a technique to win the game and to destruct the enemy.

  (831) posted on 06.29.2011

I have seen that the bystander really fascinated watching the race. I have seen those big marks on the road that was created by their hot tires! It gives me a feel that I’m actually watching a real Red bull race!

  (399) posted on 06.29.2011

Is this a legal race? I can see that this happened in a public road. Well, I really enjoyed watching these two cars make an awesome drift and the smokes are not normal it really me gives me an anticipation on what’s going to happen next..

  (419) posted on 05.18.2011

Hey, I though that drifting is illegal when done in city streets? Oh yeah I forgot, they were probably able to get hold of permits for this. Nonetheless, this one is still spectaular.

  (488) posted on 05.17.2011

Well, let me suggest one. They can try doing this stunt in downtown Manhattan. The roads there will certainly be a challenge, since there are a lot more corners.

  (530) posted on 05.16.2011

Nice, that one is definitely one heck of a demonstration that only Team Red Bull might be gutsy enough to pull off. I wonder what kind of stunt they will do next.

  (238) posted on 05.16.2011

Wow, that one probably was one heck of a sight to see. Imagine that, you get to see those powerful cars drift around in a city street instead of a track.

  (395) posted on 05.16.2011

Yeah, they really leave a hard scratch on the street! I think the street of Peachtree is perfect for drifting! And i truly feel there adrenaline rush!

  (419) posted on 05.16.2011

watching a drifting cars would always be fun to watched and seeing my favorite racer done that, Well, I think that’s incredibly awesome! And I agree that they literally plowed the street of Peachtree!

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