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16th Aug '17 9:30:27 PM todbot1
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[[caption-width-right:350:Don't try this at home. Or anywhere, really.]]
4th Jul '17 2:10:55 PM DukeofFinland
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* Bunta Fujiwara from ''Manga/InitialD''. He can drift an 80's Corolla Hatchback at insane speeds. ''While lighting a cigarette''. ''[[EyesAlwaysShut WITH HIS EYES CLOSED]]''.

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* Bunta Being a manga about illegal street racing, ''Manga/InitialD'' is stocked full of these. There are three standout examples however
** The protagonist Takumi
Fujiwara is an 18-year old who has been drifting through the dangerous mountain passes of Akina since he was ''13''. Through [[TrainingFromHell rigorous training]] he has gained a near supernatural ability to control his car to the point that he regularly drifts ''just centimeters'' from ''Manga/InitialD''.guardrails in corners while maintaining perfect control of his car. Not only that, Takumi uses [[WhatAPieceOfJunk a heavily outdated Corolla sports model]] yet regularly beats opponents with much newer and more powerful cars. He only gets better over time and by the end of the series he can ''almost literally [[BlindDriving drive blind]]'' by turning off his headlights in the middle of the night to confuse opponents.
** Takumi's rival Keisuke Takahashi, while initially quite unexperienced, quickly catches up with Takumi and by the end of the series Takumi admits he isn't sure if he'd win if he was going up against Keisuke. Compared to Takumi who uses flashy signature moves and a driving style purely refined for mountain passes, Keisuke utilizes a more traditional circuit racing techniques and [[BoringButPractical more boring, but just as effective techniques]] combined with supreme tire management and pedal control. Keisuke also has great spatial awareness and at one point he taunts his opponent that blamed him for trying to cause a crash on a tight road where they were running side-by-side that he would have had at least 5cm of space to maneuver.
** Takumi's dad [[BadassGrandpa Bunta Fujiwara]] is quite possibly the best driver in the whole series.
He can drift an 80's Corolla Hatchback at insane speeds. ''While lighting a cigarette''. ''[[EyesAlwaysShut WITH HIS EYES CLOSED]]''.
24th Jun '17 7:17:02 PM nombretomado
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* The hero of the ''Film/SmokeyAndTheBandit'' films, who pre-dated the ''Series/DukesOfHazzard'' with the "moonshiner on the run from the law" character type.

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* The hero of the ''Film/SmokeyAndTheBandit'' films, who pre-dated the ''Series/DukesOfHazzard'' ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'' with the "moonshiner on the run from the law" character type.
11th Jun '17 3:25:38 PM SayaAensland
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* Scandinavians, in general. The Scandinavian countries are covered 5 to 7 months per year on snow and the countries are located between 55th and 70th latitudes of North, so the weathers can be truly awful, and distances between towns are long (with notable exception of Denmark). The [[HadToBeSharp driving conditions and climate]] simply weed out any unskilled drivers. Most Scandinavian cars are [[DrivingStick stick geared]], so [[BadassDriver Improbable Driving Skills]] come as an extra bonus.

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* Scandinavians, in general. The Scandinavian countries are covered 5 to 7 months per year on in snow and the countries are located between 55th and 70th latitudes of North, so the weathers weather can be truly awful, and distances between towns are long (with notable exception of Denmark). The [[HadToBeSharp driving conditions and climate]] simply weed out any unskilled drivers. Most Scandinavian cars are [[DrivingStick stick geared]], so [[BadassDriver Improbable Driving Skills]] come as an extra bonus.
10th Jun '17 3:46:14 PM nombretomado
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* Vanellope Von Schweetz and all the other racers in ''Film/WreckItRalph'' are Badass Drivers. Even King Candy/[[spoiler: Turbo]] himself is one.

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* Vanellope Von Schweetz and all the other racers in ''Film/WreckItRalph'' ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' are Badass Drivers. Even King Candy/[[spoiler: Turbo]] himself is one.
26th May '17 9:12:53 PM Siggu
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** Many Formula One drivers (including Senna himself) consider Juan Manuel Fangio to be the absolute greatest example of this trope. Having won the Formula One championship five times out of eight, with four different teams, this fact is hardly ever disputed. The 1957 German Grand Prix is ''the'' example to show this as Fangio - on a Maserati - quickly got a lead of nearly 40 seconds ahead of the two Ferraris that were trying to catch up with him. A disastrous mistake at Fangio's pit stop halfway through the race made him leave the pit stop around 45 seconds ''behind'' the Ferraris[[note]]As a reference, none of the Ferraris had pit stops[[/note]]. No problem for Fangio, who broke the lap record 9 times in the remaining 10 laps (he cut the time difference with the lead driver by a third in the first lap), and ended up getting his final Formula One race win.
20th May '17 4:41:58 PM nombretomado
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* [[VinDiesel Milo]] of ''VideoGame/{{Wheelman}}'' and its film sequel.

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* [[VinDiesel [[Creator/VinDiesel Milo]] of ''VideoGame/{{Wheelman}}'' and its film sequel.
8th Mar '17 9:30:24 AM nombretomado
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* Shane Schofield from MatthewReilly's books took an offensive driving course to justify why he can bypass a blockade by sliding along a concrete guard rail.

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* Shane Schofield from MatthewReilly's Creator/MatthewReilly's books took an offensive driving course to justify why he can bypass a blockade by sliding along a concrete guard rail.
5th Feb '17 4:05:01 PM weirdfantasy
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** Burt Reynolds does it again as the eponymous ''Film/StrokerAce'' just a few years later. This time, he's a three-time [=NASCAR=] champion who is known for spectacular antics off the track as well, although we only see a few of these in the movie proper.
22nd Jan '17 6:25:29 PM Origin
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** The Stig is the most obvious one, but there's also [[SixthRanger Sabine Schmitz]], the German racing driver from the Nurburgring. When Jeremy barely managed a full lap of the track in under 10 minutes in a diesel Jaguar (he got a time of 9:59), Sabine mockingly boasted that she could do that lap time in a ''van'', got in the car and thrashed Jeremy's time (she got a 9:12). Later on, they challenged her to live up to her BadassBoast. [[spoiler:She failed to do so, but not by very much.]]

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** The Stig is the most obvious one, but there's also [[SixthRanger Sabine Schmitz]], the German racing driver from the Nurburgring. When Jeremy barely managed a full lap of the track in under 10 minutes in a diesel Jaguar (he got a time of 9:59), Sabine mockingly boasted that she could do that lap time in a ''van'', got in the car and thrashed Jeremy's time (she got a 9:12). Later on, they challenged her to live up to her BadassBoast. [[spoiler:She [[spoiler:Although she failed to do so, but not by very much.in her own self-imposed challenge, the fact remained that she did a lap of the Nurburgring in a ''Ford Transit van''; unmodified except for the shedding of excess weight which constituted of the miscellaneous junk, the passenger seat and the Richard Hammond who was sitting in it at the time in 10:09.]]
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