When it comes to electric vehicle performance, we are accustomed to seeing reports of how quick the latest Tesla offering is to 0 to 60 mph, or the most recent fractional beating of the Model S sedan's world record 1/4 mile time (of which that record was bested twice in the last 48 hours - see here, then here).

Rally racing and electric vehicles...a match made in heaven?

Rally racing and electric vehicles...a match made in heaven?

But when it comes to actual racing, or doing any offroad shenanigans, one doesn't see or hear much of that.

Enter rally great Rauno Aaltonen, and a BMW i3. Given the power profile of electric vehicles at the low end, the driving impression from the drifting legend was not entirely surprising.

Aaltonen, now 79 - and former winner of both the European and Finland rally championships, and Australia's Bathurst 500, says of his experience with the BMW i3:

"Once you understand it, it's great fun.  And it feels like you would be in a car with 1,000 horsepower...I didn't expect the BMW i3 can be driven in drift so beautifully."

Hat tip to Miggy!