That’s the question that came to mind when watching these clips of BMW M3 and Shelby GT500 drivers failing hard at car control. Neither driver appears to do any meaningful counter-steering, and the GT500 driver doesn’t even appear to lift throttle. While driving RC doesn’t tune your butt for seat-of-the-pants feel in a full-size car, it definitely teaches (at the very least) the concepts of counter-steering to avoid spinning out and letting off the gas to regain traction.
What do you think: does RC driving help improve full-size driving skills?
This guy’s explanation for his fail is priceless, via Jalopnik.
Don’t worry about the warning on this clip, there’s nothing scary in the video other than a beautiful Mustang getting needlessly wrecked and a poor guy’s brand-new RAM 1500 4X4 taking a big hit in the process.