BMW Driving Instructor in M5 Sets New World Record for Longest Drift [Video] [Photo Gallery]
Johan Schwartz, who works at the BMW Performance Center near Greenville in South Carolina used a stock BMW M5 with a M-DCT gearbox to achieve the feat. The BMW instructor managed to humiliate the previous record, a 3.6 mile (5.7 km) run that took place in Abu Dhabi in February this year, by no less than 47.7 miles (76.8 km).
The rear-wheel drive play saw the M5 completing 322.5 laps of a skid pad that measures 841 feet () in circumference. The surface was wet at first, but eventually the M5 also drifted in the dry, generating a hefty amount of smoke, as you can see in the clip below.
Our say: anybody want to beat Schwartz’s 51.3 mile (82.5 km) record?
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