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SUBARU has again demon­strated the agility and pre­ci­sion han­dling prow­ess of its rear-wheel drive BRZ sportscar by se­cur­ing the Guin­ness World Record for the ‘Tight­est 360° spin’.

The record was se­cured at the Au­tosport In­ter­na­tional Show over the week­end, with the BRZ in ca­pa­ble hands of for­mer world record holder Alas­tair Mof­fat.

The stunt-driver ace broke the pre­vi­ous 2.5-me­tre Guin­ness World Record, which was achieved in 2014, by flick­ing the BRZ into a 360° spin be­tween two ob­sta­cles in Au­tosport In­ter­na­tional’s Live Ac­tion Arena.

Mof­fat 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.

The 4,24-me­tre-long Subaru BRZ is renowned for its low cen­tre of grav­ity and Mof­fat only had to turn off the trac­tion con­trol ABS to set the new record.

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

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