By Mike Torpey on 2016-01-18 - Driving Force news editor and responsible for organising our daily output. He was staff motoring editor of the Liverpool Echo for 20 years.
Subaru BRZ spins to
SUBARU has underlined the agility and precision handling of its rear-wheel drive BRZ sports car by securing the Guinness World Record for the tightest 360-degree spin.
The record was secured at the Autosport International Show last weekend, with the BRZ driven by former world record holder Alastair Moffat.
Stunt king Moffatt broke the previous 2.5-metre Guinness World Record, which was achieved in 2014, by flicking the BRZ into a 360-degree spin between two obstacles at the show's Live Action Arena.
Moffatt has previous experience setting daring Guinness World Records, including Tightest Reverse Parallel Park and Tightest Parallel Park, the latter established at the 2015 Autosport extravaganza.
The 4.24-metre-long Subaru BRZ is renowned for its low centre of gravity - lower than many high-end supercars - and naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre ‘Boxer' engine.
And in order for Alastair to maximise control over the car throughout the manoeuvre, the traction control was switched off and ABS disengaged.
Moffat was keen to try the attempt in the BRZ, given its combination of lightweight, rear wheel drive and highly controllable chassis.
He said after the shows: "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".
With rear-wheel drive and a Torsen limited slip differential fitted as standard, the BRZ is available from £22,495.
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