Nissan Tries for Backwards Speed Record
The Goodwood Festival of Speed is the place where those in the automotive industry can all get together to have a good time. It’s a highly publicized event, and it tends to bring out the crazy, since not only does crazy garner media attention, but it’s also a lot of fun.
Nissan has joined the crazies as it tries to set a new Guinness World Record by driving an electric Leaf car backwards down a track faster than anyone has before. The thought is that since the car travels on a high-rpm electric motor with just a one speed transmission, it will travel in reverse just as fast as it does going forward.
The driver of the backwards-racing Leaf is stunt driver Terry Grant who was previously seen driving the Nissan Juke uphill on two wheels during last year’s Festival of Speed. This year, he’ll be showcasing how much fun owning a Nissan Leaf can be, not that the automaker condones racing backwards through public streets.
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