Mercedes-Benz demonstration driver, Mauro Calo, has officially set a new world record for the longest ever recorded drift. The record was broken at a recent Mercedes-Benz World event in Surrey, UK.
Lapping an open tarmac handling circuit, Calo drifted the 336kW/600Nm 6.2-litre C63 for almost eight laps, totalling 2,308 meters. The smokey effort demolished the old record by 394 metres. Andrew Mallery, Commercial Operations Director of Mercedes-Benz, recently spoke about the drift, saying,
“When Mauro approached us to hold his record breaking attempt on the circuit at Mercedes-Benz World we were happy to offer him the support. He has been a valuable member of the driving experience team for several years and is a respected driver in the industry, so there was no doubt he would achieve his aim.”