Super Street Network

Due to the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation, our website is currently unavailable to visitors from most European countries. We apologize for this inconvenience and encourage you to visit www.motortrend.com for the latest on new cars, car reviews and news, concept cars and auto show coverage, awards and much more.MOTORTREND.COM
 |   |   |  Watch - Nissan GT-R Breaks Record for Fastest Drift
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Watch - Nissan GT-R Breaks Record for Fastest Drift

Supercar was tuned to 1,380 hp to set the record

Stefan Ogbac
Apr 7, 2016

A tuned 2016 Nissan GT-R Nismo has broken the Guinness World Record for the fastest drift ever. Japanese drift champion Masato Kawabata performed a drift in the GT-R Nismo at 189 mph at an angle of 30 degrees, breaking the previous 135-mph record set by Polish driver Jakub Przygonski in 2013. The record was set during a special event at Fujairah International Airport in the United Arab Emirates.

Nismo specialists helped create the GT-R that broke the record and the car was tuned to 1,380 hp and routed all of its power to the rear wheels instead of all four. Tuning company GReddy prepared the vehicle and tested it extensively at Fuji Speedway in Japan with Kawabata driving. The car was also tuned for optimum handling without sacrificing stability. Fujairah International Airport was strategically chosen due to its 1.8-mile-long airstrip, which was deemed long enough for the task.

Nissan GT R World Record Drift Car in motion 2 Photo 2/5   |   Watch - Nissan GT-R Breaks Record for Fastest Drift

"Once again, Nissan has broken a Guiness World Records title and has made international history for the fifth time in the Middle East," said Samir Cherfan, Managing Director of Nissan Middle East, in a release. "The Nissan GT-R is one of the world's most iconic supercars, proving time and again the incredible breadth of its capabilities, and has clearly demonstrated its performance leadership by beating the best drift cars out there. The fact that this achievement was set here in the UAE makes it even more special for our region. Setting this incredibly difficult world record was a clear demonstration of the excitement we are bringing to the Middle East with the Nismo brand."

At the 2016 New York auto show, Nissan revealed a refreshed 2017 Nissan GT-R, which has received a new look and a bump in power to 565 hp and 467 lb-ft of torque from 545 hp and 463 lb-ft.

Source: Nissan

By Stefan Ogbac
132 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

For April Taylor, the day a stranger backed into her Nissan in a parking lot marked the start of a project that would result in one of the cleanest, straightest S14s on the East Coast.
Benjamin HuntingDec 12, 2019
Honda Performance Development's full-throated involvement in trending TCR Touring Cars has led to a new turnkey challenger in the stable: the FK8 Civic Type R TC.
Bob HernandezDec 12, 2019
In a world with luxury sedans like the Audi RS7, Cadillac CTS-V, Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, and BMW M5, it's easy for Lexus's GS F to be undeservingly overlooked.
Danny KoreckiDec 11, 2019
Ladies and gentlemen, please join us in recognizing and congratulating Kimberly Hamilton, Eric Lam and Leo Barrit!
Sam DuDec 10, 2019
We've seen Nick's EF multiple times, but seeing it on SEMA's main stage made it a deserving recipient of a 2019 Super Street SEMA Ultimate Award
Sam DuDec 5, 2019
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP