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Subaru BRZ sets new world record for ‘Tightest 360 spin’ (video)

January 18, 2016

The Subaru BRZ is regarded as one of the most exciting and engaging new-model sports cars on the market. But now there’s been some proof to back up the notion; it performs the tightest 360-degree spin in the world.

Suabru BRZ 360 spin world record

Yep, it’s actually a Guinness World Record and it has just been broken by the Subaru BRZ. The record was achieved at the Autosport International Show, with stunt driver Alastair Moffatt behind the wheel.

To pass for a new record the BRZ had to be spun around in under 2.5 metres. It surpassed the previous record set in 2014 with a distance of just 2.25 metres. Moffatt achieved the spin between two rows of cars in the BRZ, which measures 4.24 metres in length.

No modifications were made to the car either. It simply features a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder producing 147kW. However, the stability control and ABS brakes were disengaged, and obviously the standard limited-slip differential was is good working order. Moffatt spoke about the new record, saying:

“The Subaru BRZ was the perfect car in which to do it; light, highly manoeuvrable and easy to control. It’s great to have another record to my name.”

Moffatt has previously set the Guinness World Record for the Tightest Reverse Parallel Park and the Tightest Parallel Park. Click play below to see the new world record attempt.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.