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World record drift for Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

Drift king: Mauro Calo tears up the Surrey Circuit in a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

Drifter takes Mercedes C63 AMG into the record books in Surrey

21 Jun 2011

A PROFESSIONAL driver has broken the world record for longest car drift at the Mercedes-Benz World circuit in Surrey, England, achieving a non-stop powerslide of 2308 metres.

Mauro Calo, a member of the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows display team, completed almost eight laps of the 360-degree handling circuit in a C63 AMG sedan.

The tyre-shredding performance from the distinguished drifter smashed the existing world record by 394 metres.

Andrew Mallery, Mercedes-Benz Cars commercial operations director 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”.

The previous record holder, American Vaughn Gittin Jnr, clocked 1914 metres in 2008 in a Ford Mustang GT.

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