The Nissan GT-R has broken the record for the world’s fastest drift after completing a 30-degree slide at a face-gurning 189mph (304.96 km/h).
Japanese drift champion Masato Kawabata smashed the Guinness World Record by more than 50mph during an event on Fujairah International Airport’s 1.86miles airstrip in the United Arab Emirates.
His MY16 GT-R had been specially tuned up to produce 1,380hp and modified so that all that power was channeled into the rear wheels.
Kawabata has form and is the current holder of the Japanese drifting series title. He had been put through extensive testing back home at Japan’s Fuji Speedway.
The previous title was held by Jakub Przygoński, who managed a drift at 135.44 mph (217.973km/h) in a 1,100hp Toyota GT 86 back in September 2013.