- Stuntman beats his existing record at Goodwood Festival of Speed for fastest mile on two
- Four years after his original record, new marker set in Juke NISMO RS on first attempt
- Terry Grant pilots latest incarnation of Nissan’s Juke up Goodwood hill in 2m10s
Stuntman Terry Grant has broken his own world record for the fastest mile travelled on two wheels in a four wheeled vehicle the sporty incarnation of Nissan’s Juke, the NISMO RS.
Grant has six attempts at travelling up the famous Goodwood hillclimb course during this weekend’s Festival of
Speed, but broke the record on the first go, achieving a time of 2m10s.
That eclipses his previous record, set in a Nissan Juke at the Festival of Speed in 2011, of 2m55s and sets a new
benchmark for the unique challenge.
The jeopardy filled drive was the culmination of three months of practice and setup for Grant to see a video of Terry’s preparations, visit: http://youtu.be/Wic4XmWdPnE.
Grant said: “I was shocked at how much faster the Juke NISMO RS was and to take 45 seconds off what was
already a quick time, was unbelievable.
“To break it by so much on my first attempt was a great way to kick off the weekend and I’m looking forward to
seeing if I can go faster.”
The Juke NISMO RS is the hot new performance version of Nissan’s popular crossover, with years of racetrack
heritage taken from the enigmatic NISMO brand marrying the Juke with impressive power credentials, aggressive styling and optimum handling capabilities.
The car’s two wheeled antics was one of many highlights from the Goodwood Festival of Speed, which also
featured the global debut of the JukeR 2.0 concept the ultimate performance version of the Juke.
Elsewhere, Nissan also showcased its other performance models, crossover lineup and EV range on a stand
stuffed with interactive experiences and access to Nissan’s sports personality ambassadors, including Olympic
cycling hero turned sportscar racing driver, Sir Chris Hoy.
Nissan also gave away three ‘golden ticket’ entries to its pioneering GT Academy competition, which will
endeavour to create yet more brand new racing drivers out of Gran Turismo 6 gamers when the Academy Race
Camp kicks off in Abu Dhabi in October. Throughout the Goodwood weekend, motorsport fans were invited to
take part in virtual races on the circular PlayStation race pods, with the top racers going through to a series of
activities and interviews.