Mercedes driver Mauro Calo shattered the world record for drifting at the Mercedes Benz World on June 19th. Driving a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, a car known for its power and agressive exhaust note, Calo drifted for an incredible 7,572ft. breaking the previous record of 1,293ft. A delaminated tire forced him to pull out, less than 350ft short of a 1.5 mile drift. "The C63 is great for this sort of thing. The weather was bone dry, which made things easier for me but harder for the car," said Calo.
A section of Mercedes' Handling Circuit track provided him with a perfect 360 degree course to set his world record. After being enshrined in the Guinness Book of World Records, Calo stated he would like to try his hand at breaking other records.
One example he mentioned was breaking the world blindfold speed record currently set at 182.03mph set by Turkish folk singer Metin Senturk in a Ferrari 430 Scuderia.