Smoke for the history books

Fuhjairah (UAE), 7 April 2016

Nissan has secured a new entry in the Guinness Book of world records with his sports car GT-R NISMO. It's not actually went to a new record on the Nordschleife, but to something far more Verr├╝ckteres: the Japanese manufacturer is now officially: holder of the Guinness world record for the fastest drift.

Almost 50 km/h faster

The achieved speed at the record drift can also really just one increase the breath. Because driver Masato Kawabata, currently leading in the Japanese drift Championship, threw a Nissan modified by Nippon tuners GReddy trust GT-R NISMO with whopping 304,96 km/h in the shifting. Thus beating the existing record of Poland Jakub Przygonski (256 km/h) to almost 50 things. It is not known how much was changed exactly on the cost just under 150,000 euros and 600 HP strong GT-R NISMO. However, brought the good piece on insane 1,380 HP and turned into a pure rear-wheel drive all-wheel drive. In addition to recognize: a modified front spoiler, a huge rear wing, as well as a cage in the Interior. Certainly, the real heroes in this glorious endeavor are the Toyo Proxes Semislick tyres. You want to think about the outrageous charge and the rubber at a 300-km/h drift hardly.

Three kilometers were enough

Set up the Guinness-drift world record eventually after extensive testing on the Japanese Fuji Speedway at the airport in Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates. The three kilometre runway proved enough obviously long. "With this extremely difficult world record Nissan raises the promise of innovations that inspire to a new level," said Samir Cherfan, Managing Director of Nissan Middle East. (black & white)