The Nissan GT-R Nismo Is Now The Fastest Drift Car Ever

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Of course a really long runway was required.

Earlier this week Nissan announced that its GT-R Nismo had just set a new world record at doing something. Nothing more than that, but details would shortly follow. And now we have our answer. A specially-tuned 2016 GT-R Nismo has set a new Guinness World Record title for the fastest ever drift. Tuned to 1,380 hp, the GT-R broke the record with a speed of 304.96 km/h (189.4 mph) and 30 degrees angle. With Japanese drift champion Masato Kawabata at the wheel, the record was set at Fujairah International Airport in the United Arab Emirates.

The car was prepped by GReddy Trust technicians who extensively tested it beforehand at Fuji Speedway in Japan. Lightweight alloy wheels and Toyo drift tires were designed specifically for this event.

Fujairah Airport was chosen because of its 3 km (1.81 mile) long airstrip, and the goal from the onset was to exceed 300 km/h. Technicians worked on the GT-R's setup on site for three days prior to breaking the record. Strict rules set up by Guinness World Records allowed only three attempts.

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