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Mauro Calo, test driver at Mercedes Benz, has smashed the existing world record of 394 meters for the longest car drift, by driving a Mercedes C63 AMG sideways around the track for almost 8 laps.

He managed to total a distance of 2,308 meters, an impressive achievement which will most likely seal his name in the record books for a long time. The place where it all happened is a complete 360 degree circle of tarmac at the Handling Circuit at Mercedes-Benz World, Weybridge Surrey, so it remains to be seen if the Japanese, the inventors of drifting are now feeling challenged by this record.

Andrew Mallery, Commercial Operations Director, Mercedes-Benz Cars said  "When Mauro approached us to hold his record breaking attempton the circuit at Mercedes-Benz World we were happy to offer him the support.  He has been a valuable member of the driving

experience team for several years and is a respected driver in the industry, so there was no doubt he would achieve his aim".  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video : Guinness World Recordfor Longest Drift / Power Slide

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