Japanese auto brand Nissan is known for taking large risks, one of the biggest being building one of the only production EVs in the U.S.: the Nissan LEAF. The LEAF has broken many barriers already, and it will soon take that a step further when it strives to break a World Record. At the Goodwood Festival of Speed, which is happening from today until July 1, 2012, the LEAF will attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the fastest time for a distance of one mile in reverse, completing the 1.16-mile hillclimb in an extremely unique way.
Of course, setting a new World Record won't be simple. Terry explains, "The LEAF Reverse Record isn't going to be easy and will be very challenging. I'd prefer to do it on a nice straight and level strip of tarmac rather than on Lord March's drive. The hill not only climbs, but is also full of twists, turns and obstacles. It's a hugely technical test of speed and concentration. But despite the risks, the strength and integrity of Nissan LEAF's design gives me confidence. Whatever happens, I know I'm going to finish the weekend with a serious crick in my neck!"1 The LEAF is expected to reach the same top speed in reverse as it does going forward.
Here at Nissan of Manhattan, located at 662 Eleventh Ave. New York, NY 10036, we can't wait to see the LEAF set the record! Stay tuned here for the results, and, in the meantime, be sure to check out our great selection of new Nissan vehicles!
Source: 1 http://green.autoblog.com/2012/06/27/nissan-leaf-aims-to-take-world-record-in-reverse-at-goodwood/