Drifting a car is not as easy as it looks. It takes special skills to throw a car sideways and burn the rubber. But this Toyota GT86 has set a new world record for the longest drift.
South African auto journalist, Jesse Adams was behind the wheel of the GT86. He managed to drift the car for a distance of 165.04km.
Adams has potentially set a new world record for the longest drift in a motor vehicle. The record is yet to be officially confirmed by Guinness. Adams drifted for 5 hours and 46 minutes and confident about his world record.
Adams completed 1,000 laps at the Gerotek Test Facilities in Pretoria, South Africa. But 48 laps were not considered bringing the number down to 952 laps.
Apart from the custom long distanced fuel tank, the Toyota GT86 was in its stock form. Two VBOX GPS data loggers were used to record the technical data. But the record has to be confirmed by Guinness.
Drifting is an art, and putting a car sideways for such a long distance is an incredible feat. Only rear-wheel-drive cars are suitable for drifting. So, the Toyota GT86 was a perfect car to achieve such a feat.