The hunt for world records never stops when you are part of the automotive world. Nissan wants to show us that it has the record for speed and drifting in its DNA and shows us the performance of a specially created GT-R.
Using the specially tuned 2016 Nissan GT-R NISMO, Nissan entered a drift at a speed of 304.96 km/hr. It was the fastest drift in the world and Masato Kawabata, the Japanese drift champion and title holder for the D1 Grand Prix series, set the new world record to clinch the top spot from former record holder Jakub PrzygoÅ„ski of Poland. The drift attempt was held during a special event that took place at Fujairah International Airport, UAE.
The specially tuned MY16 Nissan GT-R NISMO used to set the record was specially prepared by GReddy Trust and was tested extensively at Japan’s Fuji Speedway facility with Kawabata at the wheel.
Fujairah International Airport was strategically chosen for its 3km long airstrip which was deemed to be sufficiently long enough for the challenge. From the outset, Nissan wanted to perform the drift at a speed of more than 300km/h and Kawabata was the right man to do this.