Photo: Nissan has set the world record title for the fastest drift using the specially tuned MY16 Nissan GT-R by entering a drift at a speed of 304.96 km/hr. Masato Kawabata, the Japanese drift champion series, set the new world record to clinch the top spot from former record holder Jakub Przygoński of Poland.
The Guinness World Records world record for the longest vehicle drift is 144.126 km (89.55 miles) and was achieved by Harald Müller (Germany) in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports (Turkey) in Samsun, Turkey, on 15 July 2014.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most cars performing donuts simultaneously; it is 107, achieved by the Latvian Drift Association (Latvia) at the Bikernieki Sports Complex, near Riga, Latvia, on 7 September 2012.
At a special event on the 3000 metre main runway at Fujairah International Airport, Team Tokyo star Kawabata threw his specially tuned Nissan GT-R sideways at 30 degrees and held it there – at 304.96km/h.
That smashed the previous Guinness Wolrd Records world record of 217.973km/h, set in September 2013 by Polish drifter Jakub Przygonski on a military airbase in Biala in an 810kW Toyota GT 86, by almost 100km/h.
The record-breaking Nissan GT-R was developed and prepqared by GReddy Trust in collaboration with Nissan’s Nismo racing division, who tuned its 3.8-litre V6 turbopetrol to a howling 1015kW and locked out the drive to the front wheels, so all of it went to the rear axle.