Installed NFS Carbon yesterday. And while playing the Canyon Duel, a familiar thought popped up in my head, the same thought that appeared a decade ago when I first played this game. I don't know the correct technique to making sharp turns with a speeding vehicle. I haven't completed many racing games, only NFS Most Wanted (2005), NFS Carbon and some portion of Test Drive Unlimited. So I am pretty much a noob when it comes to racing games.
To put things into perspective, I would like to share my technique:
I mostly use the normal brakes rather than the handbrakes. When a turn is coming up, I leave the accelerator, turn the vehicle in the desired direction and then press the brakes (normal ones). I allow the speed to reduce to an extent such that the car makes the turn without bumping into the wall, leave the brakes and then jam the accelerator. But this method does not seem to be very efficient as my competitor usually makes a better turn and over takes my car. I did try the same logic with handbrakes some times. Felt that my car turned a little faster but I couldn't get a hang of it. Also, most of the times my car lost a lot of speed meaning I wasn't using it correctly.
So, how can I make sharp turns in NFS Carbon without losing much speed? (without using the speed braker)
PS: I use a XBOX 360 controller with my PC to play racing games. My cars usually have grip types rather than drift ones.