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Forza Motorsport 5

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There are 98 Forza Motorsport 5 achievements (78 without DLC) worth 5,767 (1,400), and 25 challenges

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Drifting Away in Forza Motorsport 5

Drifting Away0

Get 7,000 points in a single drift.

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Achievement won on 28 Nov 13
TA Score for this game: 1,786
Posted on 27 November 13 at 23:24, Edited on 01 December 13 at 12:43
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I did this with the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta that was given as the Tier 5 reward from Forza Rewards. I made a setup that you can download if you want by searching for '7000 Drift Achievement' in the tuning setup section.

Get in your Ferrari and then head over to 'Tune/Upgrade' press X to tune the car and then goto setup manager with select. You can then press select again and then search for description '7000 Drift Achievement'. Load the setup, it's free.

Once the setups loaded go back to the main menu and choose Free Play. Select Indianapolis Motor Speedway (the forth one), I left the laps at 5. Before starting go to Assists to turn off assists. This will help the car get sideways for longer.

I put braking line on for the clips so you can see where I started the drifts from.
Braking ABS OFF
Steering Normal
Traction & Stability Control OFF
Shifting MANUAL
Damage, Fuel & Tyre Wear OFF

Track is the oval, Brickyard Speedway.

Pause the game once it starts and go to HUD and turn Drift HUD to ON.

I was doing about 170 coming into the first left after the long straights. Stay to the right on the straight and give it a bit of handbrake to start the drift as you turn left, then steer right into the drift to keep the back end from sliding out too far and keep the throttle full while you're sliding.

You don't have to do this all in one drift as you can see from the video I made, there were two smaller drifts after the big first one.

EDIT: Some people have said it notifies you of the Drifting away achievement multiple times before the achievement will be on your profile.

I did the rest of my perfect drifts on the test track accessed from the tuning menu by pressing Y as there are no cars to get in your way then. You can carry on round there as long as you need to get the Sidewinder achievement by doing 20 perfect drifts, anything above 5000.

The sidewinder achievement popped for me after I paused and finished the race/testing.

Forza Motorsport 5SidewinderThe Sidewinder achievement in Forza Motorsport 5 worth 98 pointsEarn 20 perfect Drift scores.
Emperor Guan Di I had the same issue as a acaraba above. After 2 7000 drifts that recorded and the achievement not sticking, I changed the One's setting to keep the game DVR recording. Next I loaded up my car and the Indy track in freemode vs 1 AI for one lap. I hit the 7000 mark, no achievement popped-up on screen, then finished the race. After the load out from the finish, the achievement was on my card despite no indicators that it unlocked, and finally stuck. Not sure if the steps I took helped, or it was luck, but worth a try if the issue mentioned hits you.
Posted by Emperor Guan Di on 30 Nov 13 at 21:47
LeiChat I also had the issue where the achievement popped but then wasn't on my profile. In a five lap race the achievement popped on the screen at least five times. Bizarre!
It did eventually imprint on my profile.

Thanks for the tips Prya.
I managed to get the achievement on the standard setup with your assists configuration. I downloaded your tune but didn't install it as I wanted to save my credits.
Posted by LeiChat on 01 Dec 13 at 00:13
ricoktm188 Worked for me just in free mode vs 1 cpu driver. In the testdrive it doesnt poped for me.
Posted by ricoktm188 on 01 Dec 13 at 00:30
Prya I didn't have any issues with it popping multiple times myself, it did record a lot of clips when I was doing the drifts but I only saw the achievement one once. I've added a bit to the solution to say it may not pop straight away.
Posted by Prya on 01 Dec 13 at 12:44
hunterIV I don't know what I am doing wrong. I always seem to hit the outside wall, even if I start all the way to the left side of the track. I am terrible at drifting. >.<
Posted by hunterIV on 04 Dec 13 at 15:27
hunterIV I got it by just doing tiny drifts for half the track. What a pain in the ass.
Posted by hunterIV on 04 Dec 13 at 15:47
Recreat3 Thanks for the solution. Mine didnt pop in the test drive but I went into free play and it did :)
Posted by Recreat3 on 06 Dec 13 at 02:08
FurDazzle Forza rewards is shit, not working. So for those that cant use forza rewards...?
Posted by FurDazzle on 13 Dec 13 at 18:14
Nicmcconnell ^ buy the car with in game credits and follow guide as above - not exactly rocket science! or find a car you can drift in and follow guide as above - not exactly rocket science!
Posted by Nicmcconnell on 16 Dec 13 at 23:01
Prya zZDazManZz - Forza rewards this month is giving 1,000,000 credits for each tier so it's worth trying it again. Sometimes it works for me sometimes it doesn't but you have a whole month to log in.
Posted by Prya on 16 Dec 13 at 23:19
FurDazzle Thanks guys it turned out it was down that day. Oops!
Posted by FurDazzle on 17 Dec 13 at 23:13
erod550 Doing it in Test Drive mode sucks because you can't rewind if you screw up one of the turns, meaning you have to do another half a lap before you can even attempt another drift. A long race with no opponents is much better.
Posted by erod550 on 18 Dec 13 at 21:11
AvengedAgainst Just as a note, the xbox update a week ago, did fix some notifications problems people were having. IDK if it fixed this achievement or not, but thought I'd throw that out there.
Posted by AvengedAgainst on 19 Dec 13 at 03:52
oVo Pandora oVo Just want to add for anyone who struggles with this achievement I would also suggest when you are making the turn as soon as you use the e brake quickly drop down to 4th gear will keep your speed and momentum going around the corner also making the slide/drift last a lot longer I also did it looking outside my car view not cockpit also makes getting 5,000 a lot easier if you get the cornering down.
Posted by oVo Pandora oVo on 01 Jan 14 at 23:57
Paully05 This is one of the most frustrating achievements. 10 drifts of over 7,000 in free mode and it only popped on the 10th one. Can't figure out why developers put these glitchy achievements in games. I mean, it records the drift and even names the recording the same as the achievement, so clearly you have met the requirements if you get that video. So glad I am done with drifting in this game and can now concentrate on racing.
Posted by Paully05 on 20 Jan 14 at 17:30
shelbygt5252 I am almost positive that this will not unlock unless you earn 7,000 drift points in one clean run without rewind. Both times I earned 7,000 with rewind I only had the game clip recorded. First time without rewind the achievement popped.
Posted by shelbygt5252 on 12 Feb 14 at 05:09
Kroktapus I suck at drifting so I bought the car/tune right away and went in to free play and used all the settings above. It took me forever, but at least I was earning XP along the way. +1
Posted by Kroktapus on 15 Feb 14 at 01:54
Jerick85 The sidewinder cheevo only pops during free play, not test drive. It just records DVR in test drive.
Posted by Jerick85 on 17 Feb 14 at 22:15
Taillear Dubh I definitely was not clean on the lap. But I didn't touch rewind, and the first time I hit 7000 (and kept it by staying on the track through the end of the drift) and it unlocked and stuck.
Posted by Taillear Dubh on 27 Mar 14 at 02:50
Bonxy I unlocked this first go and I used about 20 rewinds during the drift to get it perfect.
Posted by Bonxy on 30 Apr 14 at 12:35
Scholesy City I've done this 3 times, my last drift being 9,000 yet no achievement. I've had game clips being recorded every time mind. Going by what you've said, I guess I'll wait and see if it appears on my profile soon.
Posted by Scholesy City on 18 May 14 at 20:14
ArcticRaider Got it using a stock AC Cobra on the Indianapolis oval.
Posted by ArcticRaider on 06 Sep 14 at 22:27
Zedarboy I got Sidewinder no problem in test drive. For this one I went into free play with 1 AI and it popped as soon as I did a 7000+ drift.
Posted by Zedarboy on 09 Feb 15 at 17:26
SirBaxter77 Warning: This is a copy-paste solution from the Sidewinder achievement. Its an excellent guide to drifting BUT it does not apply to the Drifting Away achievement, you cant use Test Drive for that achievement. I got 7000+ and the DVR-clip 3 times on Test Drive mode, but no achievement popped, then I read a few guys here got it with Free Play mode. So, I picked to race 1 drivatar and 50 laps and on my first 7000+ drift the achievement popped.

So, for me this is a -1 solution for the Drifting Away-achievement, but is a great guide to drifting.
Posted by SirBaxter77 on 17 Sep 15 at 20:41
Ernie Furglar Got the game clip recorded but no achievement. Fun stuff.
Posted by Ernie Furglar on 10 Sep 17 at 02:35
Posted by HE3AKOHHO on 25 Oct 17 at 09:22