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2016-01-19 10:52

MIND THE GAP: Alastair Moffatt travelled at roughly 48km/h and spun his Subaru BRZ 360° between a narrow lane of cars. Image: YouTube

London, England - Subaru's rear-wheel drive BRZ has proved its handling prowess by securing the Guinness World Record for the "Tightest 360° spin".

The record was achieved at the 2016 Autosport International Show in Birmingham, England.

Driving the BRZ was world-record holder Alastair Moffat.

Tightest 360° spin

Stunt driver Moffatt flicked the BRZ sports car into a 360° spin between two obstacles. Moffatt has two Guinness World Records - "Tightest Reverse Parallel Park" and "Tightest Parallel Park", the latter earned at the 2015 Autosport show.

In order for Alastair to have maximise control over the car throughout the manoeuvre, the traction control was switched off and ABS disengaged.

The record

Moffatt travelled at roughly 48km/h along a narrow lane of cars. The professional stunt driver spun his BRZ 360°, then accelerated to the end of the course - all in one continuous motion.

The car is slightly over 4m long and the gap allowed for just 2.25m of clearance to complete the stunt - smashing the previous record of 2.5m. 

Moffat said: “The Subaru BRZ was the perfect car in which to do it; light, highly manoeuvrable and easy to control.

"It’s great to have another record to my name”.


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