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Nissan GT-R Drifts at 189 mph: El Drifto Loco

by Shane McGlaun
Nissan GT-R Drifts at 189 mph: El Drifto Locozoom in

Nissan has set a new Guinness World Record for the fastest drift ever. The car that pulled off this epic drift was a heavily modified Nissan that started life as a “normal” 2016 GT-R. The car was massaged by GReddy and Nismo to make an insane 1380 hp.

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The AWD system was also disconnected, and all power was sent to the rear wheels of the car. The record setting run saw Kawabata drift the car at a 30-degree angle at 304.9 km/h – that works out to a bit over 189 mph.

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The record was set at a special event at the Fujairah International Airport, UAE, with Japanese drift champion Kawabata Masato behind the wheel.

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