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Video: Toyota 86 breaks longest drift world record

A new world record has been set for the world’s longest continuous drift, achieved by German driver Harald Muller in a modified Toyota GT 86. There has been criticism over the legitimacy of the record as it doesn’t seem like a continuous drift.

Toyota GT 86 drift record 2014

The record has been reset a couple of times in the past few years. First by a Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG on dry tarmac, holding a drift for 2308 metres, and then by a BMW M5 on a wet skid pan for a whopping 82km.

Harald Muller Toyota 86 drift record

According to the Guinness Book of Records, the attempt by Muller in the 86 is a new record. It (arguably) achieved 144.126km. It took him two hours, 25 minutes and 18 seconds.

Some of the attempt can be seen in the video below. Maybe the other portions not shown were more consistent?

Take a look below and feel free to tell us what you think.

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.