Nissan GT-R Scores Record on the Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road
It seems that the new Nissan GT-R driven by expert driver Mohammed Ben Sulayem managed to establish a new record of 3 minutes and 39.008 seconds on a snake-like mountain road in United Arab Emirates, on March 2.
Sulayem, who is FIA Vice President and President of the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE, used the car's electronics to the full on the famous Jebel Hafeet mountain road which rises approximately 4,000 ft (1,219 m) with 22 corners and three lanes (two climbing and one descending). For the GT-R adventure, only a 7 kilometer-portion of the road was used.
However, the Japanese car maker had to ask for permission of the Abu Dhabi authorities to close the road. The Automobile & Touring Club of the UAE (ATCUAE) and the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) monitored the closed road and made sure the safety standards were acquired.
The new Nissan GT-R was given the "Most Advanced Technology Award (Car of the Year Japan 2008-2009)" and was named the "2009 Motor Trend Car of the Year (USA)." And now, judging by its new record, the car surely deserves all our praise.