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Subaru BRZ sets Guinness World Record for tightest 360-degree spin

A Subaru BRZ has set a Guinness World Record for the tightest 360-degree spin in a car at the Autosport International Show last weekend.

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS has confirmed a Subaru BRZ driven by stunt-driver, and former world record holder, Alastair Moffat has set a world record for the tightest 360-degree spin in a car. He had just 2.25m of clearance between two banks of cars, the previous record was 2.5m.  The BRZ is 4.2m long, so we think the “2.25m” refers to the extra width above and beyond the car’s length, as the video does not show the car being magically shortened. This makes the gap the spin was performed in around 6.4m wide. It’s also not a 360 spin per se, it’s a handbrake turn that becomes a donut as distinct from a high-speed 360.

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 show.

Moffat switched off both traction and stability controls and ABS was disengaged. 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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panther063
panther063
4 years ago

A rebadged Toyota 86.

blueBRZ
blueBRZ
4 years ago
Reply to  panther063

You do realise that Subaru assembles the Toyotas and the Toyota badges are stamped with “Made by Subaru”?

panther063
panther063
4 years ago
Reply to  blueBRZ

Actually I’m only aware of the mechanicals, such as the engine being made by Subaru, From the initial announcement it has been a Toyota, that Subaru quickly followed with their version.

PracticalMotoring
4 years ago
Reply to  panther063

Thanks Panther063, the vehicle(s) was bankrolled by Toyota but jointly developed with Subaru leading the engineering etc. Toyota might have described what they wanted, but it was Subaru that made it happen. – Isaac

Robert Pepper
4 years ago
Reply to  panther063

Panther – virtually everything is Subaru badged on the 86, including the Toyota wheel centres. I own one, and so many parts have “Subaru” on the back when you pull them off…BlueBRZ is correct.

Moke
Moke
4 years ago

how many young, easily influenced, (and some not so young), drivers are going to try and emulate this out on public roads ?

Robert Pepper
4 years ago
Reply to  Moke

None who wouldn’t have done dumb stuff anyway.

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober