The Subaru BRZ is now the Guinness World Record holder in the “Tightest 360° spin” category.

The Subaru BRZ is now the Guinness World Record holder in the “Tightest 360° spin” category.

In a bid to demonstrate the BRZ’s handling and agility, stunt driver Alastair Moffatt took the rear-wheel drive coupe and beat the previous 2.5-metre Guinness World Record achieved back in 2014. He managed to squeeze the 4.24-meter-long BRZ in the gap that allowed only 2.25 meters of clearance. The stunt took place at Autosport International’s Live Action Arena during the 2016 Autosport Show.

To perform the maneuver, Alastair turned off the car’s traction control and disabled the ABS in order to make the BRZ more tail happy. He was doing around 30 miles per hour (48 kilometers per hour) before he performed the 360-degree spin.

Alastair selected the Subaru BRZ because he believes it "was the perfect car in which to do it; light, highly maneuverable and easy to control. It’s great to have another record to my name."

If you are not too fond of the current BRZ, a mid-cycle facelift should be out later this year taking into account sister model Toyota GT 86 will be updated in the months to come. The GT 86’s chief engineer Tetsuya Tada has already announced the updates will cover “everything”, including engine, body, and suspension. There’s also going to be a carbon fiber roof, but don’t hold your breath for a turbo as it’s not going to happen.

All three models (BRZ, GT 86, FR-S) will likely share the same array of tweaks that will command a premium over the current versions.

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Subaru BRZ sets Guinness record for tightest 360-degree spin [video]