The Nissan LEAF is no stranger to awards and accolades, but recently it broke another record as it became the fastest car to drive over a measured mile…in reverse!
The LEAF was driven backwards up the famous hill climb course at the Goodwood Festival of Speed with professional stunt driver Terry Grant at the wheel. This is not the first record Grant has set in a Nissan. At the festival last year, he set a world record by driving a Nissan Juke up the same hill on two wheels.
“I had a great car at my disposal – with direct drive from the electric motor to its wheels, the Nissan LEAF can, in theory, go as fast backwards as it can forwards,” said Grant. “There were times I wasn’t sure I was coming or going. However, thanks to the LEAF’s low center of gravity – the batteries are an integral part of the car’s floor – the car is extremely stable, no matter which direction it’s traveling. The only complaint I have is slight neck ache from constantly looking over my shoulder!”
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