BMW creates Guinness World record, drifts M5 for 374 kms

This carefully choreographed dance between the two cars earned BMW a second Guiness World Record: longest twin vehicle water-assisted drift.

BMW has the Guinness World Records certificates to prove it.

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.

The tyres lasted but obviously, the petrol didn't, hence a custom refuelling system was developed so the M5 could be topped up mid-drift, like a fighter jet refuelling in mid-air.

This record made by BMW shattered a previous record owned by a Toyota GT86, which drifted for around 144.12kms in July 2014, and again 165.04kms in June 2017. Since then, the record was broken twice before Schwartz's latest achievement.

"We knew going-in that if we were going to recapture the world record for longest sustained drift and set the bar as high as possible, we would need to find a way to keep the M5 going without stopping to refuel".

As shown in the video, the refueling system required some human assistance in order to make and hold the refueling connection. This allowed someone to lean out of the back of the second auto and refuel the first, a maneuver that they successfully completed five different times for the total 49.25 miles. Schwartz and Mullins drifted together side by side for one hour and a total of 79.3 kilometres.

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