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Nissan Z Cars Set Longest Twin Drifting Record in Dubai

Nissan Middle East partners with ProDrift academy for record.

Nissan announced that its Nissan Middle East branch set a new Guinness World Record for the longest sustained twin vehicle drift. Prior to the record setting attempt, the record committee set the minimum distance required to set the new world record at 15.5 miles. The record was handily beat by two drivers drifting modified Nissan Z coupes around a wet track for an uninterrupted 17.7 miles.

This record drift was demonstrated at the launch of the "Nissan 370Z Drift Experience" in Dubai, a partnership between Nissan and ProDrift Academy. The program gives participants the chance to experience drifting in a safe and controlled environment, with instructors helping them to perfect their skills. Those not near Dubai who want to get some seat time in a 370Z can take joy in the recent price drop the 2015 370Z Nismo has enjoyed, despite model year upgrades. The standard 2015 Nissan 370Z now starts at $30,800, while the Nismo coupe costs $42,800.

This is only one in a series of drifting records set or broken by an auto manufacturer. In 2013, BMW broke the record for longest uninterrupted drift, with a record-setting 51.278 miles drifted. As impressive as this is, the record was shattered again in Turkey when a Toyota GT86 (sold in the U.S. as the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ) drifted continuously for 89.55 miles this summer in Turkey.

Watch the pair of Nissan Z coupes set the new world drifting record in the video below.