German drifter sets a new Guinness Record with a 89.55-mile drift in his Toyota GT86 [video]

Little over a year ago BMW Performance Centre Instructor Johan Schwartz established a new world record for the longest drift. He managed to drift the new M5 for 51.3 miles for a total of 322.5 laps around the 256 metre Performance Centre skid pad.

With such records there is always someone who thinks they can do it longer/faster and Johan’s Guinness World Record is no exception as another German drifter named Harald Müller has just set a new record in Turkey, after driving a Toyota GT86 sideways for a distance of 89.55 miles for 2 hours and 25 minutes.

The circuit Harald used was only 0.14 miles long and plenty of water were used to keep the tyres in one piece. Without the water the tyres would have lasted for few rounds probably and it would have been much harder to get them spinning.

The car was likely stock with a 197bhp 2.0-litre boxer that is plenty to get the rear wheels spinning, especially with all that water.

Check out the video below to see Harald drift the 197bhp rear-wheel drive Toyota GT86 around the small circuit in Turkey.


2015 Fiat 500X prototype spied for the first time in Italy
Jaguar to build six brand new "1963" Lightweight E-Types
Need a new car? What to look out for
Rolls-Royce confirms a new vehicle that happens to be company's first SUV
Porsche 901 concept digitally imagined as a tribute to the legendary 911
Volkswagen C Coupe GTE concept debuts at Auto Shanghai 2015
Anna Walewska Continues British GT Career
McLaren Special Operations creates limited edition MSO Carbon Series LT
Honda and Alphabet enter discussions on technical collaboration of fully autonomous car tech
Skoda Vision E previews the future of pure electric power
Why You Should Rent A Porsche On Your Summer Holiday
Two new design themes for McLaren 720S brought to life
Tags: , ,