Relive the record attempt at Fujairah International Airport.
As we reported yesterday, the GT-R Nismo managed to perform a drift at a speed of 189.49 miles per hour (304.96 kilometers per hour) and 30 degrees angle with Japanese drift champion Masato Kawabata behind the steering wheel. The Japanese company is now giving us the chance to relive the drift attempt with a new video, recorded at Fujairah International Airport, UAE.
Nissan partnered with Nismo and tuning experts from GReddy Trust to modify a 2016 GT-R into a 1,380-horsepower (1,105 kilowatts) drift monster. Before going to UAE for the record run, the vehicle was extensively tested by Kawabata, who clinched the top spot from former record holder Jakub Przygonski of Poland.
Earlier this year the GT-R entered 2017 model year with slightly revised design of the front end and a more powerful 3.8-liter V6 engine. Customers will also enjoy more comfortable seats, new steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters, improved acoustic treatment, and a larger 8-inch display for the infotainment system. Sales of the model are expected to kick off this summer with pricing to be revealed closer to launch.