German driver Harald Müller in a Toyota GT 86 now holds the Guinness world record for longest vehicle drift.

German driver Harald Müller in a Toyota GT 86 now holds the Guinness world record for longest vehicle drift.

More than a year ago we saw BMW Performance Center Instructor Johan Schwartz taking down the record for the longest drift in an M5 which drifted for 51.278 miles (82.520 km). That record is now history because Harald Müller behind the wheel of a Toyota GT 86 drifted the vehicle for 89.55 miles (144.126 km).

It happened in Samsun, Turkey on July 15 at an event organized in collaboration with the local Ministry of Youth and Sports. The record-breaking attempt took place in a round course measuring 235.50 meters on which Müller did 612 laps in 2 hours, 25 minutes and 18 seconds with a 2012MY Toyota GT 86 at his second attempt.

However, surely this isn't a proper drift as in the attached video we can see the GT 86 going straight several times and it almost stops at some point so it was far from being a continuous drift. Just like in last year's attempt, it was a wet skid pad to make the car more slippery which can be considered as cheating.

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