If you’ve ever struggled to execute the perfect drift, this video may be a bit frustrating to watch.
At Nissan’s launch of the ‘370Z Drift Experience’ in Dubai, UAE, two drivers have set the Guinness World Record for the longest ever twin vehicle drift.
The pair of slippery Z cars, which are actually older 350Zs, slid in sync for a full 17.7 miles at the event. That’s a lot.
The track is clearly wet, though, which gives the 3.5-liter, 306-horsepower V6 (and the rear tires) an easier day at the office. Alam Al Sayarat captured the video.
“With today’s accomplishment of setting a new Guinness World Records title, we have proven again the strength of our vehicles by adding another Guinness World Records record to our list,” said Nissan Middle East Managing Director Samir Cherfan. “The Nissan Z is a very popular car in the drifting scene, and this new record is yet another proof on the ability of this car to make drifting look so easy.”
What’s the longest drift ever? 89.55 miles, accomplished earlier this year by Harald Müller in a Toyota GT86.
In other traction-free news, a BMW M4 recently set the Guinness World Record for the most donuts done around another car in a minute.
Pro driver Zhang Shengjun accomplished 10 full rotations around a MINI 5-Door in that time frame, which happened to be balancing on two wheels the entire time.
Driving the tiptoed MINI was Han Yue, who holds a unique automotive record of his own.
Yue’s feat entailed nail-biting parallel parking. With surgical precision and expert use of the parking brake, he slid a MINI 3-Door Hatch in between two others with just 3.15 inches of room to spare.
Both accomplishments took place at the 2014 Drifting World Championship in China.
(Video by Alam Al Sayarat)