Nissan GT-R Slides into the Record Books

Last week, during a special event at the Fujairah International Airport, UAE, Nissan earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records, doing so in exciting and hair-raising fashion. Operating a specially-tuned GT-R Japanese drift champion Masato Kawabata rocketed down the 1.86-mile at 190 mph before powering into a 30-degree drift, and officially snatching the record from previous title holder Jakub Przygonksi of Poland.

In order to break the record, Nissan, in coordination with Nismo, tuned the GT-R to output a beastly 1380 horsepower, sending all the power to the rear wheels. The vehicle was tested extensively at the Fuji Speedway in Japan, where GReddy Trust prepared the car's stability and handling for such high speeds. Technicians were also on-site at Fujairah for three days before the event. Kawabata had just three tries to accomplish the feat.

"Once again, Nissan has broken a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title and has made international history for the fifth time in the Middle East," said Samir Cherfan, Managing Director of Nissan Middle East. "The Nissan GT-R 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. Setting this incredibly difficult world record was a clear demonstration of the excitement we are bringing to the Middle East with the Nismo brand."

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