Nissan attempts two records at Goodwood
The Nissan Leaf will take on the famous Goodwood Hill Climb next week – in reverse.
Nissan’s electric vehicle (EV) can reach speeds of up to 90mph in theory as the electric powertrain allows the model to drive as fast forward as it does backwards.
Normal petrol cars can only achieve low speeds in reverse because of their gear set-up however Leaf owners shouldn’t get too excited – or nervous – as production versions have had their reverse speed limited.
Professional stunt driver, Terry Grant, has been charged with the task of taking on the famous Hill Climb which stretches 1.16 miles and is lined by flint walls in what Nissan has called the ‘ultimate test of concentration and speed’.
Despite aiming for 90mph, Grant will claim the record if he completes the lap, regardless of speed however he will perform the stunt on each day of the event.
As well as going backwards and upwards in the Leaf, Grant will also get behind the wheel of the Juke crossover in which he will attempt to complete the course on just two of its four wheels.
Grant commented on the record attempts: “I’ve experienced Goodwood before but never attempted to set a new record. To have the chance to grab not only one but two records at the same event will hopefully provide everyone with a very entertaining spectacle."
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