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Longest Car Drift World Record Bagged by Mercedes’ Mauro Calo

Clarissa June 20, 2011

Mauro Calo, Mercedes-Benz and Autocar’s demo driver has set a new world record for the longer powerslide or card drift using Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG.

Calo beat the previous record by a quarter of a mile or 394 meters as he took the sports sedan at 2,308 meters driving sideways. He completed eight burning laps at a company event at the Mercedes-Benz World Handling Circuit in Surrey.

Andrew Mallery, Mercedes’ Commercial Operations Director said, “When Mauro approached us to hold his record breaking attempt on the circuit at Mercedes-Benz World we were happy to offer him the support. He has been a valuable member of the driving experience team for several years and is a respected driver in the industry, so there was no doubt he would achieve his aim”.

This is indeed a great achievement for Calo, an experienced driver whose working at the company’s circuit by entertaining crowds with his driving accuracy and precision.

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