Stunt driver Alastair Moffatt has set the Guinness World Record for the tightest 360-degree spin in a Subaru BRZ. At 2.25 meters, or 7 feet, 4.6 inches, longer than the 13.9-foot BRZ, the new record beats the old record by 9.84 inches.
The attempt took place over the weekend at the Autosport International Show's Live Action Arena in Birmingham, England. The Englishman performed the stunt by driving the rear-wheel-drive BRZ ("BR Zed" in English-speak) between two rows of parked cars 2.25 meters apart. To make the stunt official, he had to repeat it, which took several attempts. The previous record was set in 2014 in a front-wheel-drive car.
To give Moffatt the most possible control over the car, the traction control and ABS were disengaged. "Just ripped a load of fuses out of it and nothing works apart from the steering wheel and the clutch and brake, really," said Moffatt.
Prior to this attempt, Moffatt already held six Guinness World Records for stunt driving, including the tightest forward and backward parallel parking maneuvers.
Watch the accompanying video to see how he did it.
This is the second consecutive year Moffatt set a Guinness World Record at the Autosport Show. We wonder what he'll do next year.