In case you missed it, a specially tuned Nissan GT-R set the Guinness World Record for the fastest drift last month. How fast was it? At a speed of 304.96 km/hr. Masato Kawabata, the Japanese drift champion, set the new world record to clinch the top spot from former record holder Jakub Przygonski of Poland.
Kawabata entered the 304.96 km/hr drift in the 1380hp 2016 Nissan GT-R at Fujairah International Airport, UAE last month. Nismo engineers tuned the special GT-R to get a maximum 1380hp to the rear wheels. Nissan says the GT-R was prepared by GReddy Trust and tested extensively at Japan’s Fuji Speedway facility with Kawabata at the wheel.
Check out the record breaking drift video below.
GReddy Trust’s techs worked on-site with the specially tuned Nissan GT-R for three days leading up to the event. Per Guinness World Record’s strict guidelines, Nissan had only three attempts to break the record. The 2016 Nissan GT-R was also fitted with a Recaro driver’s seat, RAYS special lightweight alloy wheels and special high-speed Toyo Tires.
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