I’m going to start referring to 2016 as “the year of drift.” You’re probably thinking “what makes this year any different from the rest?” Well here’s one more example for you. Nissan just broke a Guinness World Record for the highest speed drift on record. Nissan paired up with the aftermarket tuning company Greddy to achieve a mind boggling 189 mile per hour drift.

Greddy tuned the specialized GT-R to 1380 horsepower and converted it to RWD (sorry fans of the fancy ATTESA AWD system) and extensively tested it out at Fuji Speedway in Japan. Japanese drift champion Masato Kawabata piloted the “MY16” GT-R to the new world record at Fujairah International Airport. The United Arab Emirates airport was specifically chosen thanks to its nearly two mile long runway that allowed the MY16 to reach the 189 mile per hour speed at which 30 degrees of angle was achieved.

Technicians worked long and hard on the car before the record attempts were made because as you may know, you only get 3 attempts to break a record. The GT-R performed flawlessly and I think could have gone even faster. Check out the video here.

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