Nissan has given a record-breaking tribute to India and its people, who are celebrating the 68th year of the Republic, in form of a video which features the legendary Nissan GT-R sports car. The company is set to enter the Limca Book of Records for the world’s largest-ever outline of a country map. This was achieved by a Nissan GT-R which carved out the approximate map of India spanning three sq. km. on the dry surface of Sambhar Lake in Rajasthan. Just so you know, the Nissan GT-R was launched in India in December 2016 in its Premium Edition with first delivery to Bollywood action star and Nissan Brand Ambassador, John Abraham.
Nissan chose Sambhar Lake in Rajasthan as the location for the record attempt for its level and dry lakebed surface, stunning vistas, and soil which is soft enough to leave a deep impression to be captured by camera drones high above. The Nissan GT-R’s precise and crisp responses enabled the car to manoeuvre through the twists and turns to trace the complex proportions of India’s landmass on the sandy surface in a dry section of the lake. At the helm of the vibrant red GT-R was professional rally driver Rahul Kanthraj, who piloted the car to achieve the record. To ensure accuracy, the map was created by plotting the co-ordinates on a GPS device and multiple laps were done to approximate the actual map. The exciting results were captured on video with drones and onboard cameras.
The dimensions of the map were about 3km in length and 2.8km in width with a total outline periphery of 14.7km. Officials from the Limca Book of Records were on site to validate the process. Once certified, this unique record will be included in the 2018 edition of the book expected to be published in June 2018. Speaking of the GT-R, it is produced at Nissan’s world-class plant in Tochigi, Japan. India’s first official Nissan High Performance Centre (NHPC), in Noida, provides exclusive sales and service for the 2017 Nissan GT-R. The muscle car is powered by a handbuilt 3.8L twinturbo V6 engine, which develops a swashbuckling power of 565bhp. It is equipped with the ATTESA E-TS advanced all-wheel drive system as standard.