To commemorate India’s 68th Republic Day, Nissan Motor India has set a world record of world’s largest-ever outline of a country map with a Nissan GT-R.
To celebrate India’s 68th Republic Day, Nissan has released a video where they use a Nissan GT-R to create an outline map of India on the dry surface of Sambhar Lane in Rajasthan. The location was selected by Nissan due to its level, dry and soft nature, as it would allow a deep impression to be left which could be captured on video-graphic drones.
The GT-R driven professional rally driver Rahul Kanthraj, carved out an outline map of India spanning three square kilometres on the dry lake surface. The dimensions of the map were about 3km in length and 2.8km in width with a total outline periphery of 14.7km. To ensure accuracy, the map was plotted with GPS co-ordination and multiple laps were done to approximate the actual map. This achievement was made in the presence of officials from the Limca Book of Records who validated the process and awarded Nissan’s feat with the “World’s largest-ever outline of a country map.
Not only did this feat from Nissan act as a celebration for India’s 68th republic anniversary, it also cemented the arrival of Godzilla to India. The Nissan GT-R which was christened the nickname Godzilla in Japan, was launched in India in December 2016 in its Premium Edition. At the GT-R’s heart is a 3.8-litre handbuilt twin-turbo V6 engine that develops 565hp with power being sent to the ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive system. The all-wheel drive system is capable of sending 100% of the torque to the rear wheels, and if required, send 5% of the torque to the front wheels. The Nissan GT-R in India is priced at Rs. 1.99 crore.
Watch the video of this tribute to India on its 68th Republic Day celebrations: