Nissan Motor India celebrated India’s 68th Republic Day by using the legendary Nissan GT-R sports car to create the largest country map in the world. The company’s feat will soon be featured in the Limca Book of Records, the Indian version of the renowned Guinness Book of World Records. With immense speed and precision, a Nissan GT-R, was used to create a rough map of India covering three square kilometers on the dry surface of Sambhar Lake in Rajasthan. This feat was captured on video and marked the arrival of the Nissan GT-R supercar in India.
The dried up Sambhar Lake in Rajasthan was chosen as the location for the record attempt due to its level and dry lakebed surface, with a stunning backdrop and soil, which is soft enough to depict a map that can be photographed by camera drones that were positioned above the surface.
The Nissan GT-R’s was able to recreate the map reasonably accurately thanks to its precise and crisp responses on the sandy surface in a dry section of the lake. In order to make the map as accurate as possible, it was created by plotting coordinates on a GPS device and many laps were driven to come up with a reasonably accurate replica of the map. The feat was the ultimate test for the GT-R’s power, handling and performance as major twists and turns along the periphery were needed to make the map accurate. The entire feat was recorded using drones and onboard cameras.
The map was about 3km in length and 2.8km in width, and a total outline periphery of 14.7km. Officials from the Limca Book of Records were present at the event to validate the feat. Once the record has been certified, it will be included in the 2018 edition of the Limca Book of Records, which is expected to be published by June 2018. The Limca Book of Records covers all human and natural world records and is published annually in English, Hindi and Malayalam.
The Nissan GT-R debuted in in India in December 2016 in its Premium Edition. The first model was delivered to Bollywood superstar, Nissan Brand Ambassador, John Abraham. The GT-R is produced at Nissan’s world-class plant in Tochigi, Japan.
Manju Mathew, an MBA in marketing, completed publisher training courses from the Oxford Brookes University and New York University. She started with marketing and PR roles before moving on to her current position as a full time writer. Currently living in Dubai, her life as an expat has sharpened her observation skills and flair for writing. She enjoys writing about luxury cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc even if she can only dream of owning them.
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