BMW M5 Sets Drift Record

A completely unmodified M5 has set a new global drift record at the BMW's performance center in North Carolina.

There's no question that BMW is an extremely competitive automaker. And now its mighty M5 sedan has set a new Guinness World Record for the longest sustained drift. Taking place at the BMW's performance center near Greenville, North Carolina, with driving instructor Johan Schwartz behind the wheel, the showroom-stock 2013 M5 equipped with a dual-clutch gearbox drifted continuously on the skidpad for a total of 51.278 miles. This new record shatters the one set last February in Abu Dhabi of 47.71 miles.

While this is quite impressive, it should be noted that BMW watered down the track surface in order to improve drifting conditions. It’s up to you to decide if that’s the fair way of doing things, but the drift record attempt also raised over $20,000 as part of the kickoff week for the BMW Charity Pro-Am.

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