Ensconced behind the wheel of a Mercedes C63 AMG, Mauro Calo was able to drift a total of 2,308 meters (7,572 feet).

As a follow up to last week's story, Mauro Calo has officially set a new world record for drifting.

Ensconced behind the wheel of a Mercedes C63 AMG, Calo was able to drift a total of 2,308 meters (7,572 feet) by completing nearly eight laps around the handling circuit at Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey, UK.

According to Andrew Mallery, Commercial Operations Director of Mercedes-Benz Cars,"When Mauro approached us to hold his record breaking attempt on the circuit at Mercedes-Benz World we were happy to offer him the support. He has been a valuable member of the driving experience team for several years and is a respected driver in the industry, so there was no doubt he would achieve his aim."

Be part of something big

Mercedes sets world drift record [video]