Toyota GT 86 Steals BMW’s Drift Record in Turkey

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Last year, a 1,000 hp Toyota GT 86 broke the record for the fastest drift, with Jakub Prygonski sliding the car at 159 mph (256 km/h). Now, another entry level coupe makes it in the news by performing the longest drift in the world.
BMW Performance Center instructor Johan Schwartz did the longest drift more than a year ago in an M5, sliding it for 51.278 miles (82.520 km), but that’s now history.

If you want to break it yourself, you’ll need to beat the new 89.55 miles (144.126 km) set by Harald Muller in a Toyota GT 86 coupe, a fine choice when you need to go sideways without spending too much money.

The whole thing took place in Samsun, Turkey on July 15th, on a round wet course measuring 235.5 meters. It took Muller 2 hours, 25 minutes and 18 seconds to drift the whole distance, which gets translated to 612 laps.

Although he changed direction many times and had moments when the car almost stopped, Guiness World Records still recognized his performance a record breaker and can now be officially found in their records.

There are no technical details regarding the setup of his GT 86, but regarding at the fact that the asphalt was wet all the time, even the 200 hp stock one could handle the job. It only seems to come with aftermarket lightweight wheels and a big wing at the back, which makes no sense if you ask us because drifting doesn’t need rear downforce.

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