Nissan has set a new Guinness World Records for the fastest ever drift in the GT-R spots car. The specially-tuned 2016 model Nissan GT-R driven by Japanese drift champion and title holder for the Japanese drifting series, Masato Kawabata set the new record with a speed of 304.96kmph and 30 degrees angle at Fujairah International Airport, UAE. Masato Kawabata with Nissan GT-R broke the previous record set by Polish rally driver Jakub Przygoński in Toyota GT86. Przygoński achieved an average of 218kmph in September 2013.
The record-breaking Nissan GT-R was developed with the assistance of Nissan’s performance wing, Nismo specialists. The cart was tuned to produce 1380hp and all the power went to the rear wheels. The GT-R was prepared by GReddy Trust and tested at Japan’s Fuji Speedway facility with Kawabata behind the steering wheel. GReddy Trust’s technicians worked on the Nissan GT-R on site three days leading up to the event and had only three attempts to break the record as per guidelines set by Guinness World Records.