世界最速ギネス記録!ニッサン「GT-R」がドリフトで時速304.96kmを達成!

ニッサンが誇るスーパースポーツカー、ご存じ「GT-R」が世界最速ギネス記録を樹立! しかも、ただの最速記録ではない。車体を横滑りさせて走るドリフト走行の状態で、なんと304.96km/hものスピードを叩き出したのだ!

エアロパーツで武装

Dubai, UAE - Nissan has set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the fastest ever drift. The record was broken with a speed of 304.96 km/hr and 30 degrees angle using a specially-tuned MY16 Nissan GT-R. Masato Kawabata, the Japanese drift champion and title holder for the Japanese drifting series, clinched the top spot from former record holder Jakub Przygo ski of Poland. The record was set during a special event that took place at Fujairah International Airport, UAE. The record-breaking Nissan GT-R was developed with the support and coordination of Nismo specialists. It was tuned to 1380 HP in order to set the record, and adapted so all the power went to the rear wheels. The GT-R was prepared by GReddy Trust and tested extensively at JapanÕs Fuji Speedway facility with Kawabata at the wheel. The car was set up for agility while maintaining stability and confidence-inspiring handling characteristics - essential when performing such challenging feats. "Once again, Nissan has broken a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title and has made international history for the fifth time in the Middle East," said Samir Cherfan, Managing Director of Nissan Middle East. "The Nissan GT-R is one of the worldÕs most iconic supercars, proving time and again the incredible breadth of its capabilities, and has clearly demonstrated its performance leadership by beating the best drift cars out there. The fact that this achievement was set here in the UAE makes it even more special for our region. Setting this incredibly difficult world record was a clear demonstration of the excitement we are bringing to the Middle East with the Nismo brand."

今回、記録にチャレンジしたのは、スタンダードでも550馬力を発揮する現行のR35型「GT-R」。今年秋に登場が予想されている565馬力の2017年モデルではないが、その代わり超スペシャルな車両が使われている。ニッサンのモータースポーツ・ブランドNISMOのスペシャリストが全面サポート、”GReddy”ブランドでおなじみパーツメーカーのトラストがチューニングを担当している。

Dubai, UAE - Nissan has set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the fastest ever drift. The record was broken with a speed of 304.96 km/hr and 30 degrees angle using a specially-tuned MY16 Nissan GT-R. Masato Kawabata, the Japanese drift champion and title holder for the Japanese drifting series, clinched the top spot from former record holder Jakub Przygo ski of Poland. The record was set during a special event that took place at Fujairah International Airport, UAE. The record-breaking Nissan GT-R was developed with the support and coordination of Nismo specialists. It was tuned to 1380 HP in order to set the record, and adapted so all the power went to the rear wheels. The GT-R was prepared by GReddy Trust and tested extensively at JapanÕs Fuji Speedway facility with Kawabata at the wheel. The car was set up for agility while maintaining stability and confidence-inspiring handling characteristics - essential when performing such challenging feats. "Once again, Nissan has broken a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title and has made international history for the fifth time in the Middle East," said Samir Cherfan, Managing Director of Nissan Middle East. "The Nissan GT-R is one of the worldÕs most iconic supercars, proving time and again the incredible breadth of its capabilities, and has clearly demonstrated its performance leadership by beating the best drift cars out there. The fact that this achievement was set here in the UAE makes it even more special for our region. Setting this incredibly difficult world record was a clear demonstration of the excitement we are bringing to the Middle East with the Nismo brand."

空力に優れたエアロパーツを全身にまとい、リアトランクフード上にはダウンフォース(空気が車体を路面に押しつける力)を得るための大型GTウイングもセット。しかも、エンジンの最高出力は、1,380馬力にアップ! スタンダードの電子制御式4WDでは車体が滑りにくいことから、リア駆動に変更。TOYOタイヤ製のスペシャルタイヤに、超軽量なレイズ製鍛造1ピースホイールも装備している。

UAEの滑走路で直ドリ!

Dubai, UAE - Nissan has set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the fastest ever drift. The record was broken with a speed of 304.96 km/hr and 30 degrees angle using a specially-tuned MY16 Nissan GT-R. Masato Kawabata, the Japanese drift champion and title holder for the Japanese drifting series, clinched the top spot from former record holder Jakub Przygo ski of Poland. The record was set during a special event that took place at Fujairah International Airport, UAE. The record-breaking Nissan GT-R was developed with the support and coordination of Nismo specialists. It was tuned to 1380 HP in order to set the record, and adapted so all the power went to the rear wheels. The GT-R was prepared by GReddy Trust and tested extensively at JapanÕs Fuji Speedway facility with Kawabata at the wheel. The car was set up for agility while maintaining stability and confidence-inspiring handling characteristics - essential when performing such challenging feats. "Once again, Nissan has broken a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title and has made international history for the fifth time in the Middle East," said Samir Cherfan, Managing Director of Nissan Middle East. "The Nissan GT-R is one of the worldÕs most iconic supercars, proving time and again the incredible breadth of its capabilities, and has clearly demonstrated its performance leadership by beating the best drift cars out there. The fact that this achievement was set here in the UAE makes it even more special for our region. Setting this incredibly difficult world record was a clear demonstration of the excitement we are bringing to the Middle East with the Nismo brand."

そんな、バリバリのレーシングカー並みポテンシャルをもった「GT-R」を持ち込んだ場所は、UAE(アラブ首長国連邦)にあるフジャイラ国際空港。約3kmの滑走路を使っての挑戦だ。ドライバーは、プロレーサーの川畑真人氏。日本で人気のドリフト競技「D1グランプリ」にも参戦中のトップドリフターだ。

Nissan GT-R quebra recorde mundial de drift mais rápido

そして、最速チャレンジ。滑走路の端からロケットスタート、グングンとスピードを上げる。時速300kmオーバーのスピードから、ステアリングを右へ切った瞬間…リアタイヤが白煙を上げながら、時計回り方向へ急激に流れ出す。ハンドルを逆に切りフロントタイヤを左へ完全ロック、フルカウンター状態だ! ハイスピードを維持したままの、いわゆる“直ドリ”、直線ドリフト大成功! その際のスピードが、前述の通り時速304.96kmのギネス記録というわけだ(下に動画あり)。

ちなみに、以前のギネス記録では、トヨタ「86」の時速87kmが最速なので、いきなりの大記録が達成されたことになる。前述の、今年出ることが期待される2017年モデルでも、ぜひ記録更新を狙って欲しいものだ。それでは動画でも記録達成の瞬間を確認していただこう。

いかがだったろうか。大迫力のシーンが確認できたことだろう。今後もニッサンの活躍に期待したい。

まだまだ、やっちゃえニッサン!

参考 – NISSAN USA

参考 – Youtube : El Nissan GT-R logra el Récord Guiness por el derrape más rápido

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