3 years ago, Mauro Calo set the world record in a Mercedes Benz C63 AMG, drifting for a total of 2,308 meters (2.3 km). More recently, Harald Müller took a practically bone stock Toyota GT86, and drifted for a whole 144.126 km.
Why the big difference you may ask? Simple, Mr Müller drifted on a wet track, while Mr Calo drifted on a dry track. It would be fair to say Mr Calo’s efforts in the C63 AMG would be a bit more realistic, since he was drifting on a proper dry track. The wet track means traction is less, and the tires will last longer.
Harald Müller managed a total of 612 laps and a total of 2 hours and 25 seconds to set the new world record.
Watch the video below to see the record breaking GT86 drifting.