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Η Nissan θέλησε να τραβήξει τα φώτα της δημοσιότητας, κάνοντας ίσως ένα από τα πιο άκυρα ρεκόρ στο φετινό Goodwood Festival of Speed. Αυτό γιατί πήρε ένα Juke Nismo RS, το “μετέτρεψε” σε μοτοσυκλέτα σηκώνοντας στους δύο τροχούς και διέσχισε την διαδρομή της ανάβασης του λόφου (περίπου 1.600 μέτρα) σε μόλις 2 λεπτά και 10 δευτ.

Οδηγός ήταν ο γνωστός κασκαντέρ Terry Grant, με τον χρόνο να καταγράφεται στο βιβλίο των ρεκόρ Guinness, καταρρίπτοντας το προηγούμενο ρεκόρ (πάλι από τον ίδιο) που ήταν 2 λεπτά και 55 δευτ. Να θυμίσω, ότι το Juke Nismo RS φοράει τον 1,6-λίτρων DIG-T κινητήρα, απόδοσης 218 ίππους και 280 Nm ροπής και συνδυάζεται είτε με 6-τάχυτο χειροκίνητο κιβώτιο είτε με την Xtronic CVT μετάδοση που διαθέτει και 8-τάχυτο manual mode.

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New two-wheeled record for Nissan JUKE NISMO RS and Terry Grant

  • Stuntman beats his existing record at Goodwood Festival of Speed for fastest mile on two wheels
  • Four years after his original record, new marker set in Juke NISMO RS on first attempt
  • Terry Grant pilots latest incarnation of Nissan’s Juke up Goodwood hill in 2m10s

WEST SUSSEX, England – Stuntman Terry Grant has broken his own world record for the fastest mile travelled on two wheels in a four-wheeled vehicle – the sporty incarnation of Nissan’s JUKE, the NISMO RS.

Grant had six attempts at travelling up the famous Goodwood hillclimb course during this weekend’s Festival of Speed, but he broke the record on the first go, achieving a time of 2 minutes 10 seconds.

That eclipses his previous record, set in a Nissan JUKE at the Festival of Speed in 2011, of 2 minutes 55 seconds and sets a new benchmark for the unique challenge. The jeopardy-filled drive was the culmination of three months of practice and set-up for Grant.

“I was shocked at how much faster the JUKE NISMO RS was, and to take 45 seconds off what was already a quick time, was unbelievable,” said Grant. “To break it by so much on my first attempt was a great way to kick off the weekend, and I’m looking forward to seeing if I can go faster.”

The JUKE NISMO RS is the hot new performance version of Nissan’s popular crossover, with years of racetrack heritage taken from the enigmatic NISMO brand marrying the JUKE with impressive power credentials, aggressive styling and optimum handling capabilities.

The car’s two-wheeled antics were one of many highlights from the Goodwood Festival of Speed (FoS), which also featured the global debut of the JUKE-R 2.0 concept – the ultimate performance version of the JUKE.

Elsewhere at the Good FoS, Nissan showed its other performance models, crossover line-up and EV range on a stand stuffed with interactive experiences and access to Nissan’s sports personality ambassadors, including Olympic cycling hero turned sportscar racing driver, Sir Chris Hoy.

Nissan also gave away three “golden ticket” entries to its pioneering GT Academy competition, which will endeavor to create yet more brand new racing drivers out of Gran Turismo 6 gamers when the Academy Race Camp kicks off in Abu Dhabi in October. Throughout the Goodwood weekend, motorsport fans were invited to take part in virtual races on the circular PlayStation race pods, with the top racers going through to a series of activities and interviews.