/Video: Nissan LEAF Reverse Record at Goodwood FoS

Video: Nissan LEAF Reverse Record at Goodwood FoS

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Not sure how many people were excited to see an ugly electric car going backwards at the Goodwood FoS hill climb after watching tons of super cars, but Nissan went ahead with its plans to set a reverse record with the LEAF. The car, driven by Terry Grant, managed to complete the course in 1m 37.02s at an astonishing average speed of 55 mph. Of course that’s not saying much, because electric cars can be as fast going backwards as they are going forwards.

Check out Nissan LEAF’s odd stunt in the video below:

Terry, who set a world record at last year’s festival by driving a Nissan Juke up the hill on two wheels, says: “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.  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 travelling.

“The only complaint I have is slight neck ache from constantly looking over my shoulder!”

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