Mercedes C63 AMG Sets World Drift Record

June 21, 2011 at 8:39 am

The world record for the longest drift has been smashed by Mercedes Benz demo driver Mauro Calo, using a Mercedes C63 AMG.

To achieve the record breaking distance, Mauro chose part of the Handling Circuit at Mercedes-Benz World, Weybridge Surrey. The circuit provided a complete 360 degree circle of tarmac which saw him complete almost 8 laps. Eight laps of non-stop sideways action meant he covered a distance of 2308 metres, which is way more than the previosu record of 394 meters. An astonishing performance from both the car and the driver.

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Mauro is no stranger to Mercedes-Benz World as his career as a professional driver includes working at the venue providing driving experiences to guests and also entertaining crowds with precision driving skills in the dynamic Silver Arrows Display.

Andrew Mallery, Commercial Operations Director, Mercedes-Benz Cars commented: “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”.