We have entered a drifting arms race. Last year, BMW smashed the Guinness World Record for the longest drift by hanging the tail out for 51.3 miles around a wet skid pad in an M5 at the BMW Performance Driving School in South Carolina. That beat the previous milestone of nearly seven miles. Now, Bimmer's record is up in smoke as well and is in the possession of a Toyota.

German driver Harald Müller pummeled the old record to drift for 89.55 miles around a 0.15-mile (235.5-meter) course in Samsun, Turkey, in a Toyota GT86 (or Scion FR-S as it's known in the US). According to the Guinness World Records website, it took him 612 laps and 2 hours, 25 minutes and 18 seconds to manage the achievement. Sit back to watch a few minutes of the German's two and a half hours behind the wheel with the tail out.


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      jcar302
      • 4 Months Ago
      This 90 mile "drift" is a joke. Clock should be restarted every time the wheels gain traction and the car goes straight after a spin out. Throw some wet pavement in there and it's really pathetic. Why not just remove the tires and run on rims only to make it even easier? Instead of impressive, it's more like embarrassing. It's like michael jordan breaking the dunk record on an 8ft basket.
      DKano
      • 4 Months Ago
      That shouldn't be the record. He didn't hold the drift the entire time.
      Goahead
      • 4 Months Ago
      Who really cares about these absurd records?
      chest rockwell
      • 4 Months Ago
      Wasn't he briefly going straight a few of those times he turned around?
      Jarda
      • 4 Months Ago
      if the record is in such lengths you know it is a pseudo-challenge
      jonnybimmer
      • 4 Months Ago
      So how come dirt oval racing drivers haven't held any of these "drifting" records? They've done the same thing race after race for a couple decades now.
        superlightv12
        • 4 Months Ago
        @jonnybimmer
        But they are actually racing, not just putting on a judged show.
      c. cabras
      • 4 Months Ago
      He spun out multiple times - I think Guiness Book set the bar far too low. Wet pavement and runabouts should not be allowed, because drifting is something else. The tires are meant to smoke and wear. He could have used a shopping car without hurting the Guiness Book reglement.
      bK
      • 4 Months Ago
      I don't think the guys at Guiness World Records know what drifting is. I mean some of the records they keep is just plain stupid.
      brgtlm
      • 4 Months Ago
      This clearly isn't a world record for longest continuous drift. FAIL.
      Knox
      • 4 Months Ago
      I could not care less. The lightest car wins. If you want to trumpet anything, consider the tires.
      SloopJohnB
      • 4 Months Ago
      It's all BS when the cars are designed to oversteer and wear hard-as-nylon tires….
      T. C.
      • 4 Months Ago
      Any record for "drifting" is as impressive and interesting as a record for eating one's own feces.
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