The ideal drifting car has a stick shift transmission. This is because a manual transmission allows you, the driver, full control over shifting. It also allows you to push the clutch in and drop the accelerator, bringing the engine speed up and then dropping the clutch.
This makes it easier to begin the wheel spin inherent in drifting. With manual transmissions, performance clutch assemblies deliver the torque more effectively and last longer than stock versions. If using an automatic transmission, you will want to modify it to what is known as a manual shift automatic. You will be able to more fully control your wheel spin with this modification.