BMW shatters previous world record for drifting M5
The BMW M5 once again claimed the Guinness World Records title for having the longest drift of eight hours and the longest twin-vehicle drift.
BMW instructor Johan Schwartz completed a sustained drift of 374.2 kms for the 8-hour drift, shattering their 2013 record by 230.1 kms.
Meanwhile, Schwartz and BMW Performance Center Chief Driving Instructor Matt Mullins performed a twin vehicle drift over a distance of 79.3 kms in one hour.
To achieve the 8-hour drift, BMW has collaborated with the North Carolina-based company Detroit Speed to continuously refuel the BMW M5. During the drift BMW Performance Center Chief Driving Instructor Matt Mullins performed a twin vehicle drift. Mullins, who drove the second M5 car, adapted Schwartz’s drifting speed allowing Matt Butts of Detroit Speed to carry out the refueling operation, secured by a safety tether that permitted him to straddle the space between the two moving vehicles by leaning out of the rear window of the second car.
“Although we practiced the refueling several times before the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title attempt, there was very little margin for error,” said Butts. “We’re very excited to have played a part in Johan and BMW recapturing this record.”