BMW has officially smashed the world record for the longest drift! Using the new M5 they have managed to drift into the Guinness World Records by setting a new world record for the longest drift. BMW – with BMW M Performance Driving School instructor Johan Schwartz at the helm of the new BMW M5 – have moved the goalposts with a 374.17km drift lasting just under 8 hours!
Interestingly enough, the record they had to beat was set by South African Jesse Adams in Toyota SA‘s GT86 who performed an impressive 165km drift in just under 6 hours. While previous attempts have allowed drivers to pit for fuel, BMW has opted against doing that, by performing a refuel mid-drift – courtesy of a tandem drifting F10 M5.
BMW actually managed to take down another record that day, the one for the longest twin vehicle drift (albeit water assisted): 63.16 km. The elaborate stunt was performed to show that the new xDrive-equipped M5 has lost none of its tail-happiness, in its pure RWD mode. And without further ado, here is that record breaking drift.