The Camaro SS Shatters the Drifting World Record
Renowned Red Bull Athlete and Lebanese rally champion Abdo Feghali broke the Guinness World Record for the Longest Vehicle Drift on the 15th of February, with a distance of more than 11,180 metres at Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi.
The new record covers the longest distance travelled while continuously drifting in a vehicle. Feghali used a Red Bull Chevrolet Camarro SS to earn the coveted Guinness World Records Certificate, doubling his previous record of 5.8 kilometres.
Feghali drifted his road-racing-inspired Camaro SS with immaculate style for 14.18 minutes, completing an astonishing 43 laps in a 260-metre course. The distance was measured from the exact moment when the vehicle began to drift until the point that it reached a complete stop.
As per Guinness World Records regulations, Feghali’s milestone victory was witnessed by qualified experts, including eight-time Lebanese motor racing champion Billy Karam and the official Guinness World Records representative, Talal Omar.
Throughout his adrenaline-fueled performance, Feghali demonstrated incredible shifting control, managing to perfectly manoeuver his vehicle through on a combination of world-class skills and the Camaro SS’ exceptional gearing and suspension tuning. Not to mention an incredible 430 horsepower and 570 Nm of torque from its all-aluminum 6.2L V8 engine.
"Feghali's drifting talent exceeded all of our expectations and we are honored that he chose to use the pioneering Camaro SS model to make world history," said Ahmed Soudodi, regional brand manager of Chevrolet. "The Red Bull Athlete’s feat serves a real testament to the vehicle's performance and agility. We are proud to have collaborated with Feghali for this revolutionary achievement and look forward to more groundbreaking initiatives in the future."
We are proud to have collaborated with Feghali for this revolutionary achievement and look forward to more groundbreaking initiatives in the future.”
The driving champion admits; “It was a great challenge. I always wanted to attempt breaking the World Record for the longest drift, and was confident of my success, but in moments like these, you always feel plenty of pressure and responsibility. In the end, my determination and the ability of the car allowed me to double my previous record, and get this coveted certificate.”
Since its introduction in September 2009, Chevrolet Camaro has become an immediate success in the Middle East sports car market. It was named Best Muscle Car from 2009 to 2012 by the leading automotive publications. Camaro ZL1 was also awarded “Muscle Car of the Year 2012” by both Evo Middle East and Wheels Magazine.