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There are a maximum of 85 Mafia III achievements (55 without DLC) worth 4,086 (1,960)

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New Bordeaux Drifter in Mafia III

New Bordeaux Drifter25 (15)

While driving, drift for at least 5 seconds

  • Unlocked by 14,006 tracked gamers (36% - TA Ratio = 1.66) 38,773  

Achievement Guide for New Bordeaux Drifter

293,836 (182,815)
Achievement won on 07 Oct 16
TA Score for this game: 4,086
Posted on 07 October 16 at 23:43, Edited on 15 June 17 at 22:42
This solution has 34 positive votes and 5 negative votes. Please log in to vote.
I unlocked this accidentally shortly after switching the Driving Mode to "Simulation". (Found in the Game section of the Options menu)

I took a 90 degree corner at high speed and fishtailed, then fishtailed a few more times as I repeatedly over-corrected my drift. facepalm

With the Driving Mode set to Simulation the back end of your starting car (the Samson Drifter) is very loose and it's very easy to keep sliding around for five seconds. Doesn't need to be a "proper" drift or even one continuous drift, just fishtail around for five seconds and this achievement is yours.

If you're still having trouble, I've got a few more tips.

- Wait until late game when you've got more of the vehicle performance unlocks available. A faster, more powerful car can make maintaining a drift easier. The Samson Drifter rivals the Traviata when fully upgraded, but in a heavier, less skittish package.

- Look for the right area. I recommend the wide boulevards and major thoroughfares found in most districts; the open grassy areas of the Bayou; and the hilly, windy roads found in central Barclay Mills and western Frisco Fields. The former two provide ample room to slide around and the hills provide extra momentum when you drift down them.

- Wait until it rains. Makes every surface slicker.

- Shoot out all your tires.
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Zasta 360GameTV
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Zasta 360GameTV
Achievement won on 09 Oct 16
TA Score for this game: 351
Posted on 10 October 16 at 10:59, Edited on 10 October 16 at 12:49
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The Samson Opus is the perfect car for this achievement. I find this car at two locations in the game, every time. So I think these places are fix for everyone. The first location is in Tickfaw Harbor and the second location in Southdowns.
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Get a car from one of the two locations. Before you start, go in the options menu under the point "Game" and set the driving mode to simulation!

Stop the car complete and then full throttle and steer the car from left to right. You will start "drifting" and easily earn this achievement.

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