Nissan teased us with
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Using a specially-tuned version of the sports car, Nissan had Masato Kawabata behind the wheel for their world record attempt. Kawabata is the Japanese god of drifting, and can add the world drifting record to his resume. ‘Godzilla’ peaked at 304.96 km/h (189.49 mph) at a 30-degree angle to capture the fastest drift ever.
To make the ridiculous possible, the Nissan GT-R's output was boosted to 1,380 HP and sent to the back wheels. After a long period of testing at Japan's Fuji Speedway, the tuned-up sports car took the strip at Fujairah International Airport in the United Arab Emirates for the challenge.
They only had a max of three attempts to break the record, per Guinness World Record rules; Nissan didn’t confirm how many attempts it took, but they clearly accomplished it.
Kawabata’s record setting run smashes the old record set by Jakub Przygonski, from Poland, in a specially modded Toyota GT 86. With an entry speed of 256 km/h (159 mph), he hit a 217 km/h (134.8 mph) drift in the 1,068 HP car.