Nissan India is celebrating this year’s Republic Day with a unique world record attempt. The Nissan GT-R has made a record attempt by carving out the world’s largest outline of the Indian map.
Nissan GT-R celebrates the Republic Day with a record attempt
According to the Japanese manufacturer, the high precision GT-R took on the Sambhar Lake in Rajasthan to make a record attempt of etching the Indian map spanning over three square kilometres. The map was created by plotting the coordinates on a GPS device and multiple laps were attempted to approximate the actual map and ensure the accuracy. Behind the steering wheel of this record attempt was professional rally driver Rahul Kanthraj.
The GT-R’s driving performance, power and handling prowess were put to its ultimate test, as it manoeuvred around the turns and corners in order to trace the complex shape of the map on the sandy surface in a dry section of the lake. Famously known as the Godzilla, the R35 GT-R is a successor to the legendary Skyline GT-R. Powering the GT-R is a hand-built 3.8-litre twin turbocharged V6 pumping out 570bhp and 637Nm of torque. The six-speed dual clutch transmission sends power to all four wheels, sprinting the car from 0-100kmph in under 3seconds and the top speed is 315kmph. The GT-R has been finally launched in India last month with a price tag of Rs 1.99 crore (ex-showroom Delhi).
The inscribed map spans over three kilometres in length and is 2.8kilometre wide and has a total peripheral length of 14.7kilometres. Once certified, this unique attempt would enter the 2018 edition of the Limca Book of World Records which would be published in June next year.