- Spinning is a recognized motorsport in South Africa since an event in 2012 but it is being practised for a long time before that.
- It involves what is generally understood as drifting.
- The drivers are now given Official Motorsport Licenses for Spinning in SA.
This video captures the best of spinning involving a Toyota Etios in South Africa. Now, spinning (or drifting) cars is an age-old practice in SA. In fact, there was a negative connotation attached to it for the longest time. Criminals used to drive like this after stealing cars. This was a general perception, and even the truth in some cases regarding spinning. However, over time, the practice established its roots and it was recognized as a motorsport at an event in Soweto in SA in 2012. Let us check how the best of spinning using a Toyota Etios sedan.
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Toyota Etios Spinning in South Africa
The video has been uploaded by THE BEST OF SA CARS channel on YouTube. It has a compilation of various stunts performed in a Toyota Etios. Etios is a common sedan that is used by a lot of people for their daily commute. Its reliable engine and practicality are what make it popular across various international markets including SA. That is the reason why so many people perform spinning using it. One clearly sees how talented some of these drivers are.
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The visuals capture various instances of drivers drifting Etios on regular roads, at dedicated drifting events, at petrol pumps, or any other place they find. It looks like the spectators are thoroughly impressed by it and are cheering. The stability that a sedan offers makes it a favourable body type to perform such stunts in. However, we must make our readers cautious about such stunts. The chances of accidents in such instances are extremely high. Hence, you must not imitate these professionals.
Toyota Etios comes powered by a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine that makes 66 kW (88.5 hp) and 132 Nm of peak power and torque. This engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission powering the front wheels. Being a regular sedan, the acceleration from 0-100 km/h takes 11.3 secs and the fuel consumption is rated at 5.9 l/100 km. The top speed is capped at a cool 165 km/h. The starting price is R206,000 including VAT. What are your thoughts on spinning?
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