Nissan has set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the world’s fastest ever drift.
The previous record of 217.973 km/h, set by Polish driver Jakub PrzygoDski in 2013, with a modified 745 kW Toyota GT86 was broken earlier in the week. The new record stands at an incredible 304.96 km/h!
The car in question is a specially-prepared RWD MY16 Nissan GTR, which was prepared and built in association with Nismo, that produces an almighty 1028 kW and was piloted by Masato Kawabata, the Japanese drift champion and title holder for the Japanese drifting series.
Fujairah International Airport, in the UAE, was strategically chosen for this record attempt, as it features a lovely 3km long airstrip. The record-setting drift was measured at an angle of 30 degrees. Nissan made it clear that they wanted the drift to be at more than 300 km/h from the start of the project.
“Once again, Nissan has broken a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title and has made international history for the 5th time in the Middle East,” said Samir Cherfan, Managing Director of Nissan Middle East.
“The Nissan GTR is one of the world’s most iconic supercars, proving time and again the incredible breadth of its capabilities, and has clearly demonstrated its performance leadership by beating the best drift cars out there. The fact that this achievement was set here in the UAE makes it even more special for our region. Setting this incredibly difficult world #record was a clear demonstration of the excitement we are bringing to the Middle East with the Nismo brand.”
Watch this incredible feat here:
Video Credit: Guiness World Records
See the previous record attempt here:
Video Credit: VERVAStreetRacing