In 2014, a team with a Toyota 86 set a record for the world’s longest drift totaling 89.5 miles. For those of you not familiar with drifting, it is where the driver intentionally oversteers in order to lose traction to the rear wheels and maintain control while the car slides through a turn.
Beyond monster car shows, have you ever seen a car do a backflip? In 2000, Bill Auberlen was driving a BMW V12 LMR during the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta and carried so much speed over a hump in the track that his vehicle did a backflip.
In 1978, BMW created a vehicle that set up the M series for its performance we know and love today. The M series is BMW’s motorsport division, originally created to facilitate BMW’s racing program.