Nissan GT-R Sets Record for World’s Fastest Drift

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You may have drifted a few corners in your day, but have you ever done it at nearly 200 mph? 

A new world record for the fastest recorded drift has been set by a modified 2016 Nissan GT-R, which managed a 30-degree drift at 189.49 mph. Japenese drift champion Masato Kawabata set the record on an airstrip at Fujairah International Airport, UAE.

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The car was tuned by GReddy Trust and NISMO to put out 1,380 horsepower which was sent to the rear wheels to make sure the drift could be completed. It took the team five days to fully prepare the GT-R, and the team only had three attempts to set the record thanks to strict Guinness guidelines.

Fujairah International Airport was chosen because of its 1.8-mile long airstrip.

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  • james taylirt

    What the fuck was Hugh Jackman’s screamin ass doing in there? How the hell did that obnoxiouness convince me in any way shape, or form, that “winning is in our [fucking] dna”? Jackasses…