This crazy video comes to us from BMW who showed absolute determination to win back an honor no matter what the obstacles that stood in their way.
BMW had held the Guinness World Record for “longest continuous vehicle drift” up until last year when South African Jesse Adams snatched the title by drifting 102.5 miles in a Toyota GT86 last year. BMW driving instructor Johan Schwartz was not only up to the challenge of attempting to beat the record, but he more than doubled the previous record.
Driving the new 2018 600 hp M5, Schwartz spun around a skid pad at the BMW Performance Center in Greer, South Carolina, for eight straight hours in December and destroyed the former record. The M5 features 600-hp twin-turbocharged V-8’s with 553 lb-ft of torque and is able to drift thanks to its 2WD mode that funnels all of the power to the rear wheels. The wet track assisted in the insane drift.
But driving in circles for eight hours wasn’t the only issue, the BMW sucks up gas, and that means that the M5 would need to refuel multiple times during the run. While on his record-breaking quest, another BMW driven by BMW chief driving instructor Matt Mullins would have to carefully drift beside Schwartz and refuel mid-drift.