Video: Nissan LEAF completes Goodwood hillclimb record in reverse
As reported last week, Nissan attempted a multiple award-winning record this past weekend at the Goodwood Festival of Speed by driving the famous hillclimb in reverse. Needless, to say Nissan set the record as the fastest car over a measured mile (1.6km) in reverse.
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The car was driven by stunt driver Terry Grant, who drove the Nissan LEAF backwards up the hillclimb course, covering the distance in 1m 37.02s at an average speed of 55 mph.
“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 There were times I wasn’t sure I was coming or going,” Grant said. “However, thanks to the LEAF’s low centre 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!”
Hit the jump for some video footage.
- By: Omar Rana