Boy, 8, drifts BMW E36 like an absolute boss

Published on Jun 27, 2023 at 1:16 PM (UTC+4)
by Adam Gray

Last updated on Dec 06, 2023 at 11:07 AM (UTC+4)
Edited by Kate Bain

Boy, 8, drifts BMW E36 like an absolute boss

If you’ve ever tried drifting, you’ll know just how hard it is.

This little boy makes it look super easy, though.

No CGI or editing has been used here – just pure skill.

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Aleksander Pelikański is an eight-year-old from Poland, and he’s actually the son of professional rally driver Mariusz Pelikański. 

Mariusz won the Polish Peugeot Cup in 2003, so it’s no wonder his kid’s got talent.

In the video, we can see Aleksander behind the wheel of a specially prepared BMW E36 rally car.

He’s sitting in a child race bucket seat, with an extension on the steering column so he can grip the steering wheel.

The pedals are also raised, so he can reach them easily.

He’s even kitted out in his own racing overalls, boots, gloves, and helmet.

Footage from inside the BMW E36 shows Aleksander drifting the car like an absolute pro.

You can see his left foot braking to transfer some weight to the front of the car.

He then flicks the steering to initiate the drift.

He even knows how to maintain the drift, lifting off the throttle to reduce the drift angle and adding more throttle to increase it.

The video, which was posted to Aleksanders’s Instagram a few days ago, has already amassed nearly one million likes.

You can watch the crazy footage here!

Viewers were unsurprisingly gobsmacked by Aleksander’s ability, saying he has a bright future ahead of him.

“There are adults in their 30’s who dream of achieving something that this kid is effortlessly doing,” one Instagram user said.

“Damn bro, I can’t even drift like that in Assetto Corsa,” another wrote.

With the right coaching and support from his father, Aleksander is sure to achieve great things.

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Adam Gray

Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.