World’s Longest Drift

By | June 30, 2011

The Drifting World Record Holding AMG Mercedes

So, in case you had any doubt to the potency of an AMG Mercedes, here is your introduction into how one became the world record holder for the longest drift.

Besides a slight hiccup which sends the Merc off the track, the entire drift was absolutely beautiful, although we couldn’t help but feel bad for that set of tires that are apparently still burning.

Why did they choose an AMG Mercedes for a drifting competition? There are a few reasons:

1. Massively powerful engine – You need a lot of power to hold a drift, which is something AMGs are not lacking in (at least by any measure we’re aware of).

2. Massive amounts of torque – Along with power, a drift requires a ton of low-end torque. The engine is constantly meeting resistance from the wheels, so having the grunt to keep pushing those tires works wonders.

3. A heavy car – When the car is heavy, like a Merc, it’s solid and planted, and not to mention, easier to get the tires spinning without sending the back out of control.

Now watch the world record attempt and see what we’re talking about.

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