Watch this: Nissan GT-R obliterates world record for fastest ever drift

A Nismo-tweaked 1,361bhp GT-R and 190mph equals a dump-truck load of smoke

I don't know about you, but if I'm about to throw out the rear end of my car for a little drifting action, then I'm certainly not going to do it at 190mph. To quote Dirty Harry himself, "a man's got to know his limitations", and I certainly know mine.

One man without limitations however, at least when it comes round to drifting, is Japanese drift champion Masato Kawabata. And it shows, as Kawabata has just set a new Guiness World Record for fastest ever drift.

The record invovled Kawabata throwing his back end out on the runway of Fujairah International Airport, UAE, at 190mph and with a 30-degree slide. To attempt this Nissan supplied Kawabata with a Nismo-modded, 1,361bhp GT-R, which had its standard front driveshaft removed to make it rear-wheel-drive (RWD).

The result? Well, watch the video below to find out:

Via TopGear

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