Cars like the Ford Focus RS and Audi RS3 have dedicated drift modes that help the driver go sideways, but what if it could be even easier to turn your car into a smoke machine? Well, it might just happen, provided there are electric motors instead of a combustion engine. Because apparently EVs weren’t complicated enough already, Mercedes is thinking about deploying an autonomous drift mode in an ICE-less AMG model.
To the surprise of many, it has actually been done already. Back in February, the Toyota Research Institute programmed a Supra to burn rubber without any human intervention. The key difference here is Mercedes is actively thinking about installing such a feature in a future electric AMG. In an interview with Australian magazine CarSales, the automaker’s global vehicle development boss Joerg Bartels talked about the unusual gimmick.