Nissan GT-R breaks world record title for fastest drift in UAE
Nissan has set the Guiness World Records title for the fastest ever drift. The record was broken with a speed of 304.96 kph and 30-degrees angle using a specially-tuned Nissan GT-R. Masato Kawabata, the Japanese drift champion and title holder for the Japanese drifting series, clinched the top spot from former record holder Jakub Przygoński of Poland. The record was set during a special event that took place at Fujairah International Airport, UAE.
The record-breaking Nissan GT-R was developed with the support and coordination of Nismo specialists. It was tuned to 1,380 hp in order to set the record, and adapted so all the power went to the rear wheels. The GT-R was prepared by GReddy Trust and tested extensively at Japan’s Fuji Speedway facility with Kawabata at the wheel.
Fujairah International Airport was strategically chosen for its 3 km long airstrip which was deemed to be sufficiently long enough for the challenge.