Subaru WRX slips into the record books with a 6 km drift

The driver lost traction continuously for a quarter of an hour on a frozen lake in China.

The longest ice drift in the world has been certified in China by the Guinness Book of Records.

Former racing driver Wang Dongjiang broke traction over 6.231 km at the wheel of his Subaru WRX.

A makeshift 311.58m circuit on Meilong Lake was built for the attempt, with 23 laps completed during the successful 15-minute run.

The feat was achieved in January this year as part of the Beijing Winter Olympics promotion, but it was only authenticated by the top body this month.

The longest drift record was set in 2018, with a BMW M5 sliding 374 km on tarmac in eight hours with the use of a car-to-car refueling platform.

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