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Japanese carmaker Nissan has scooped the Guinness World Record for the world's fastest drift after an exciting stunt at UAE's Fujairah International Airport.

With drift champion and titleholder for the D1 Grand Prix series, Masato Kawabata, at the wheel of the specially tuned 1380bhp Nissan GT-R, a 30-degree drift with an entry speed of 304.96 km/hr (189.49mph) was achieved.

This smashed the previous record of 135mph, which was set by Jakub Przygoński of Poland in 2013.

The purpose-built, rear-wheel drive GT-R was developed by NISMO specialists and set-up by GReddy Trust's technicians as per the Guinness World Record's strict guidelines.

Nissan had entered the challenge with the aim of surpassing 300km/hr and chose the airport for its 3km long airstrip long enough for a drift at this speed to be achievable. Prior to the challenge, the car had been developed and tested at Japan's high-speed Fuji Speedway.

Speaking after the challenge, Samir Cherfan, Managing Director of Nissan Middle East said: "The MY16 Nissan GT-R NISMO is one of the world's most iconic supercars, proving time and again the incredible breadth of its capabilities, and has clearly demonstrated its performance leadership by beating the best drift cars out there.

"The fact that this achievement was set here in the UAE makes it even more special for our region. Nissan promises 'Innovation That Excites' and by setting this incredibly difficult world record, we have taken this commitment to the next level."


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