Drifting a 200-tonne mining truck is possible


Ken Block has taken the world by storm with his Gymkhana videos, showing off his car handling skills that quite clearly pay the bills but his souped-up Fiesta is a little, er, tame compared to this.

EMC, a cloud computing and IT solutions company, decided it would be a good idea to raise the Gymkhana video viral bar by enlisting the help of a 200-tonne mining truck.

Said monster machine packs a heady 2000hp and measures-up at the size of a small house but that doesn't stop Mike Ryan of Mike Ryan Racing fame skidding, spinning and sliding this gigantic machine around a closed skidpan.

According to the blurb accompanying video, precision-drifting a truck around a bunch of priceless objects is "an apt metaphor for how mega market-leader EMC manages your priceless and fragile data..."

Fantastic piece of marketing spin but rally the video is a showcase of some awesome driving in an even more aw-inspiring machine.

And yes, it has a Dubstep soundtrack.

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