Nissan offers a Legendary Salute to India creating the world’s largest-ever country map

by Kriss Merchant
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Nissan Motor India is celebrating the 68th year of the Republic with a record-breaking tribute to India & its people starring the legendary Nissan GT-R sports car.

The company is set to enter the Limca Book of Records – the Indian equivalent of Guinness Book of World Records – for the world’s largest-ever outline of a country map. This was achieved by a Nissan GT-R which carved out the approximate map of India spanning three square kilometers on the dry surface of Sambhar Lake in Rajasthan. This latest feat of the GT-R, captured in a video released today salutes the Indian Republic.

Speed and precision were critical to accomplish this incredible act which marks the arrival of the iconic Nissan R35 GT-R in India. Nissan chose Sambhar Lake in Rajasthan as the location for the record attempt for its level & dry lake bed surface, stunning vistas & soil – which is soft enough to leave a deep impression to be captured by camera drones high above. The Nissan GT-R’s precise & crisp responses enabled the car to manoeuvrer through the twists & turns to trace the complex proportions of India’s landmass on the sandy surface in a dry section of the lake.

The car used was a vibrant red GT-R & was driven professional rally driver Rahul Kanthraj who piloted the car to achieve the record. To ensure accuracy the map was created by plotting the coordinates on a GPS device & multiple laps were driven to approximate the actual map. The exciting results were captured on video with drones & onboard cameras. The dimensions of the map were about 3km in length & 2.8km in width, with a total outline periphery of 14.7km.

Officials from the Limca Book of Records were on site to validate the process. Once certified, this unique record will be included in the 2018 edition of the book, expected to be published in June 2018.

The Limca Book of Records is a compilation of records that is published annually in India documenting human & natural world records – it is published annually in three languages : English, Hindi & Malayalam.

As a mark of respect & appreciation for India & Nissan customers on Republic Day, the company has issued a video that showcases the legendary GT-R as it sets the new record.

The Nissan R35 GT-R was launched in India in December 2016 in its Premium Edition & the first delivery of the supercar in the country was to Bollywood action star & Nissan Brand Ambassador – John Abraham.