With an aim to commemorate India’s 68th Republic day, Nissan has offered a legendary tribute to India and its people. The company has outlined India’s map via Nissan GT-R which is claimed to be the world’s largest-ever outline of a country map.
The approximate map of India has been carved out across three sq.km of area on the dry surface of Sambhar Lake in Rajasthan. With this move, the Japanese carmaker will enter the Limca Book of Records.
Selecting the Sambhar Lake in Rajasthan as the location for the record attempt is said to be the level and dry lakebed surface and soil which is soft enough to leave a deep impression to be captured by camera drones high above. Driving the Nissan GT-R was the professional rally driver – Rahul Kanthraj. In order to ensure accuracy, the company created the map by plotting the co-ordinates on a GPS device and multiple laps were done to approximate the actual map.
The map is about 3km in length and 2.8km in width with a total outline periphery of 14.7km. During the entire action, the officials from the Limca Book of Records were present onsite for process validation. Once certified, the Nissan GT-R record will be marked in the 2018 edition of the bike which might be published in June next year.
Nissan GT-R was first previewed in India at the 2016 Auto Expo, and launched in December last year. Bollywood actor and Nissan Brand Ambassador, John Abraham is the first customer of the supercar in the country. He owns a special Nissan GT-R Black edition that has all-black exterior with black alloys and orange callipers. Global production hub for the GT-R is Nissan’s Tochigi-based plant in Japan.
Talking about the car, the new Nissan GT-R comes powered by a 3.8-litre handbuilt twinturbo V6 engine that’s good for 562bhp and 637Nm. Transmission duties are performed by a six-speed automatic gearbox. The Godzilla can achieve 100kmph from standstill merely in 3 seconds.