Dubai: Dubai added a new record to its kitty today when two Nissan 370Z cars set a new Guinness World Record after drifting simultaneously for for 28.52 kilometers non-stop.
The record was set a Global Village by Ahmad Daham from Jordan and James Deane from Ireland.
The two drivers of the Nissan 370Zs took two attempts to set the brand new record after Guinness World Book of Records officials set a minimum distance of 25 kilometers to create the new record. The record consisted of the both drivers making their cars drift around a specially made track in close proximity to each other in a ‘twin drift’ routine that took 44 minutes to complete.
Fahad Al Khaja, Global Village’s Director of Government Relations and Administrations, said: “Global Village is pleased to have welcomed this world and regional first to our site as this falls in line with our vision to have a wide array of entertainment and cultural attractions for people from all walks of life to enjoy, and as a leading entertainment brand within the UAE and the Middle East, it is fantastic to have a leading brand like Nissan want to use our site to break this new world record.”
Mohammad Al Falasi, Managing Director of Prodrift Academy stated that “The performance of this world record breaking event on the Global Village grounds was a particularly momentous occasion. Global Village and its excellent venue gave Nissan and Prodrift Academy the chance to bring another first to the region.”
Speaking at the event Samir Cherfan, Managing Director, Nissan Middle East, said: “With today’s accomplishment of setting a new Guinness World Records title, we have proven again the strength of our vehicles by adding another Guinness World Records record to our list. The Nissan Z is a very popular car in the drifting scene and this new record is yet another proof on the ability of this car to make drifting look so easy.”