Using an M5 F10 Sedan, the BMW Performance Center Instructor Johan Schwartz sets a new Guinness World Record for longest sustained drift. He covered 51.278 miles in 322.5 laps around the Center’s skid pad, shattering the previous record by 47.71 miles, making Mercedes’ attempt look dismal.
The record-breaking 2013 BMW M5 Sedan was an unmodified car, equipped with the M-DCT transmission and Continental ContiSport ultra-high performance tires (sizes 255/30/20 front, 295/30/20 rear):
This event was not just a mindless activity to rid the world of tires. It was a part of a week of events leading up to the BMW Charity Pro-Am. Over $20,000 was raised for the BMW Charity Pro-Am which benefits over 150 different charities. So there was a good cause behind it all.