In one sense, the BMW Drift Mob video was quite real. Five actual BMW M235is, five real drivers (Rhys Millen, Sam Hübinette, Conrad Grunewald, Dai Yoshihara, and Rich Rutherford), and a real Cape Town roundabout. Watch it. it's great:
Of course, it was also precisely engineered to look real—would you expect anything less from BMW? An official behind-the-scenes video gives a tiny taste of the extensive choreography required to pull off the stunt, directed and produced by :
The missing piece of the puzzle here would be to watch an unedited, single-camera shot of the entire thing from one perspective. The incredible production quality and quick cuts make it all exciting, but actually makes it harder to appreciate the skill that went into pulling this off. Don't hold your breath, though; BMW won't want to wrinkle the hyper-smooth finished product with something like that. At least the original video is entertaining enough.