Car Culture

Watch Nissan shatter a world record with a 190-mph drift

There's a record for just about everything, isn't there?

When you pull off a 20-mph drift in a snowy parking lot, it's not hard to feel like you're on your way to a professional drifting career. Drifting at close to 200 mph is a whole different story, requiring more chutzpah than whole neighborhoods possess. But Japanese drifter Masato Kawabata did just that and earned a Guinness World Record in the process.

Kawabata used a very special 2016 Nissan GT-R to achieve this record. Set up by GReddy Trust, the Godzilla in question packs 1,380 horsepower from a 4.0-liter engine. Its all-wheel-drive system was cut out in favor of sending all that power to the rear wheels, as well. Sounds like a quite a handful, no?

Having only three attempts to secure the record, as per Guinness' rules, Kawabata ended up ripping a 304.96-kph (189.49-mph) drift on the tarmac at Fujairah International Airport in the United Arab Emirates. You're not going to be able to do that in your church parking lot, so I highly suggest you not try this at home. That said, if you do happen to have a 1,380-hp GT-R, we should totally be friends.