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Old 06-20-2011, 03:10 PM
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Lightbulb Mauro Calo sets world record for longest drift with Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG [w/video]

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Mauro Calo drifting the C63 AMG at Mercedes-Benz World - Click above for high-res image gallery

Who would you think would hold the record for the world's longest drift? Tanner Foust in a Scion? Sam Hubinette in a Dodge? Ken Block in a Subaru or a Ford? Maybe Vaughn Gittin, Jr. in a Mustang? If you guessed the latter, you would be right. Or at least you would have been up until last week.

Over the weekend at Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands in the UK, one Mauro Calo set a new record by drifting a C63 AMG for a continuous 2,308 meters (7,572 feet) - that's nearly a mile and a half of uninterrupted sideways driving, or a solid 394 meters (1,292 ft) longer than the unofficial record Gittin set down in December of 2008 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

What makes the feat - achieved in a showroom-stock production vehicle on dry tarmac - even more impressive is that it was achieved not on a fat band of pavement, but on the narrow strip around M-B World's handling circuit, beating the previous record by more than the length of a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier in the process. Follow the jump for to watch a video of the feat and the press release, and don't forget to check out the images in our high-resolution gallery.Continue reading Mauro Calo sets world record for longest drift with Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG [w/video]

Mauro Calo sets world record for longest drift with Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 20 Jun 2011 15:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



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