Nissan GTR Carves Indian Map on Sambhar Lake In India, To Set to Enter World Records
Nissan Motor India is celebrating the 68th year of Republic Day for apt Reasons. The company is known for doing wild stunts with its car throughout the world and it has now done it in India. Nissan, with a record-breaking tribute to India and its people starring the Nissan GT-R sports car. The company is also set to enter the Limca Book of Records for the world’s largest-ever outline of a country map. Technically, 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. This latest feat has been captured in a video released today, salutes the Indian Republic.
As always, speed and precision were critical to accomplish this act which marks the arrival of the iconic Nissan GT-R supercar in India. Nissan chose Sambhar Lake in Rajasthan as the location for the record attempt as it offers dry lakebed surface and soil which is soft enough to leave a deep impression to be captured by camera drones high above.
The Nissan GT-R’s precision 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 was made possible. At the helm of the GT-R was professional rally driver Rahul Kanthraj, who piloted the car to achieve the record. The map was created by plotting the co-ordinates on a GPS device. Multiple laps were done to approximate the actual map.
The dimensions of the area 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 present on site to validate the process. If it gets certified, this unique record will be included in the 2018 edition of the book expected to be published in June 2018. As a mark of respect and appreciation for India and Nissan customers on Republic Day, the company has issued a video that showcases the legendary GT-R as it sets the new record.
The Nissan GT-R Premium Edition was launched in India in December 2016 and the first delivery of the supercar in the country was to Bollywood star, John Abraham. Apart from all of this, it is the 3.8-litre hand built twin-turbo V6 engine producing 565 BHP, the 2017 Nissan GT-R comes equipped with ATTESA E-TS advanced all-wheel drive system that allowed the GTR to perform this feat.