The longest drift record has been smashed by a BMW driving instructor

Posted on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 , 13:05:23 byIulia

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The longest drift record has been smashed by a BMW driving instructor

Last weekend, at the BMW Performance Center close to Greenville in South Caroline a BMW Performance Center Instructor has managed to shatter the Guinness World Record for the longest sustained drift. His name is Johan Schwartz and he must be very glad that things have worked up fine for him and his attempt. It is a bit difficult to find the perfect words to describe what the man has done last Saturday. He not just topped the previous record set in February in Abu Dhabi at 3.56 miles, but managed to humiliate it by achieving 47.71 miles. The car he used is a standard BMW M5 that was not modified at all. The very talented man completed a total of 322.5 laps. The circumference of the Performance Center skid pad is of 841-feet. He provided a total sideways distance of 51.274 miles on the M-DCT transmission-equipped 2013 BMW M5.



Mister Johan Schwartz wrote on his FaceBook account that he is very happy for the new Guinness Book of the World Record Drift he has obtained, but not only. He also insisted in thanking his friends and sponsors who accepted to offer hot lap rides after the record drift. A lot of money has been donated and all went to The BMW Charity Pro-Am. This is like a big center that benefits more than 150 different charities that help people in need around the world. In the gallery below you will find some pictures taken during the record-setting drift. The bad news is that there is no video available for now. Well folks, this is all for now, but please tell us what you think on the new record and the so talented driver.


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