Performance sedan breaks two world records for drifting

Lloyd Doyle
January 12, 2018

The stunt gives insanity a whole new definition as BMW attempted to refuel the M5 while the auto is drifting on a track.

The 2018 BMW M5 - which is already impressive in its own right with a 600-horsepower engine and 189 miles per hour top speed - has broken two world records for drifting. The record is for the title "world's longest sustained drift", covering the greatest distance possible in one power slide.

The record was made possible by BMW's Performance Driving School Instructor Johan Schwartz, who drove around the skid pad, which was kept damp to facilitate the lengthy drift, at the BMW Performance Centre in SC.

Danish racing driver Johan Schwartz spends his days pushing cars to their limits, so BMW knew he was the man for the challenge when it came to attempting a Guinness World Records title in its new M5 saloon.

Though not necessary for the Guinness World Records attempt, BMW had teamed up with Detroit Speed to create a "custom dry brake fuel system" that meant the cars could top up their fuel while still moving.

Five times during the record-setting drift, instructor Matt Mullins drove alongside Schwartz, matching his drift as Detroit Speed's Matt Butts straddled the space between the two cars to complete the fueling.

BMW was the original title holder of longest vehicle drift when Schwartz set the record of 47.71 miles in 2013. "We're excited to have played a part in Johan and BMW recapturing this record".

"Although we practiced the refueling several times before the Guinness World Records title attempt, there was very little margin for error".

The duo achieved an impressive 79.26 km (49.25 mi), which easily surpassed the previous record of 28.52 km (17.72 miles), set in Dubai back in 2014.

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