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Rivian R1T & R1S Will Feature A Drift Mode As Confirmed By CEO

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K. Rawat

Automotive Journalist

March 23, 2021 at 02:02 PM

The confirmation comes courtesy of a video shared by RJ Scaringe on Twitter where he was seen testing one of the Rivians in snow with Drift Mode. Rivian has already announced that deliveries for its vehicles will begin from June onwards and an experience center that it is building in California.

Keiichi Tsuchiya is known as the drift king because he discovered the driving style to move faster around corners. After the Ford Focus RS incited Drift Mode, different automakers began incorporating collectively with Rivian. Yes, Rivian, the EV manufacturer that has garnered a lot of interest from investors and companies like Ford, Amazon and many others across the world and is showing real promise as being able to hold a candle to cars from Tesla.

Previously, the EV startup has shared a fresh video of its anticipated EV under-going offroad testing in Arizona. Rivian CEO, RJ Scaringe, who is somewhat well-known about product development was seen drifting on snow and stated what they were doing, working on "developing traction control for some of our fun driving modes." The one, in particular, that was presented in the video is Drift mode. 

The deliveries are expected to begin June this year, and till now internal combustion truck or SUV features a distinct drift mode straight off the factory. The battery-powered strategies in Rivian vehicles are intended for extremes, making them fit for the most frigid surroundings. A fast summary of the R1T and R1S specs and capabilities implies that drivers with a zeal for adventure will probably love Rivian's pickup.

While driving, Scaringe shows off the truck's fully-digital driver information display, which shows that the truck is traveling around 30 mph as it makes its way across the snow-covered track. The navigation screen is also on display, showcasing a vivid description of what the area looks like. The Rivian R1T electric seems a viable rival to the Tesla Cybertruck.

Rivian has also got big plans of opening an experience center in Laguna Beach, California. The company has planned to put into use a two-story historic building that was earlier being used as a small two-screen cinema. This won’t be a center for sales but rather, more of a brand awareness center in ways. During usual work hours, the center will be open for the public to understand more about Rivian products and about the company’s plans for the sustainable future. The center will also host Live events, screenings, art shows, and educational classes.

Rivian R1T & R1S Will Feature A Drift Mode As Confirmed By CEO
Rivian R1T & R1S Will Feature A Drift Mode As Confirmed By CEO
Rivian R1T & R1S Will Feature A Drift Mode As Confirmed By CEO
Rivian R1T & R1S Will Feature A Drift Mode As Confirmed By CEO
Rivian R1T & R1S Will Feature A Drift Mode As Confirmed By CEO
Rivian R1T & R1S Will Feature A Drift Mode As Confirmed By CEO
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