Nissan GT-R Nismo breaks drifting world record

Nissan Middle East has set a new Guinness World Record for the world’s fastest drift at an event in the United Arab Emirates.
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Behind the wheel of a heavily-modified Nissan GT-R Nismo, Japanese drifter, Masato Kawabata sent the GT-R into a drift at an incredible 304.96km/h.

The drift was completed at Fujairah International Airport in the UAE and used every inch of the three kilometre runway in order to reach the 300km/h benchmark the team had set itself.

As per strict guidelines, the Nissan Middle East team had only three attempts and had to fulfil specific angle and drift duration requirements in order the complete the record-breaking feat.

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The team managed to tick all the boxes to become the new record holders.

Kawabata, the current Japanese drifting series title holder, smashed the previous record of 256km/h set in Poland using a modified Toyota GT86.

The record was achieved, in part, thanks to the immense work that went into tuning the GT-R.

Japan-based GReddy Trust, managed to take the GT-R’s standard 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6, which normally produces 404kW, up to a staggering 1029kW.

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While all that extra power was crucial to the record attempt, other mods like ultra-lightweight wheels and specially designed Toyo tyres had to be fitted to the car into order to make sure all that power wasn’t just turned into smoke and molten rubber.