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 |  Jun 15 2011, 10:29 AM

Mercedes-Benz demonstration driver, Mauro Calo, is attempting to set a new world record, the longest ever powerslide. Calo will attempt this feat this coming weekend at Mercedes-Benz World, located close to the historic Brooklands circuit in Surrey, United Kingdom.

Calo, piloting either an E63 or S63 Mercedes AMG, will attempt to hold the car in a third gear drift for four minutes at a speed of 55 mph, covering a distance of 10,000 ft, in order to beat the current 8,000 ft record.

However, doing it on the narrow perimeter track at Brooklands means there’s little margin for error, nevertheless, he stated “I’m 100 percent confident I can do it.”

For more information about the activities going on at Mercedes-Benz World, this coming weekend, click here.

[Source: Mercedes-Benz World]