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Nissan Leaf to attempt world record at Goodwood

At the Goodwood Festival of Speed the Nissan Leaf will attempt to complete the famous 1.16-mile Goodwood hillclimb course as fast as possible in reverse, setting a new Guinness World Record for the fastest time over a distance of one mile in reverse.

Professional stunt driver Terry Grant will attempt the Reverse Record. Terry thrilled the crowds at the 2011 Festival of Speed by driving a Nissan Juke up the hillclimb course on two wheels.

"The Leaf Reverse Record isn't going to be easy and will be very challenging," admitted Grant. "I'd prefer to do it on a nice straight and level strip of tarmac rather than on Lord March's drive. The hill not only climbs, but is also full of twists, turns and obstacles.

"It's a hugely technical test of speed and concentration. But despite the risks, the strength and integrity of Nissan LEAF's design gives me confidence. Whatever happens, I know I'm going to finish the weekend with a serious crick in my neck!"

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