Nissan Juke Laps Goodwood on Two Wheels

Earlier this month, Nissan made two big promises for the Goodwood Festival of Speed: to drive a Juke on two wheels and to set a lap record for reversing up the hill in a LEAF electric vehicle. Sadly, the Japanese carmaker only managed to keep one, but the video footage of the compact crossover lapping the Goodwood circuit while balancing on two wheels definitely makes up for it.

Famous stunt Driver Terry Grant achieved a claimed two-wheeled record on the famous hill-climb at the recent Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK. He navigated the little Juke up the one mile (1.6 kilometer) course with only two wheels touching the ground. There were a couple of close calls, but this is one amazing piece of driving perfection.

The fastest he managed was 2 minutes 55 seconds, and it’s clear that he was giving it the beans on a few sections. After that he performed the stunt another four times with passengers including circuit commentator Amanda Stretton, Lewis Hamilton’s father Anthony and Australian stunt rider Robbie Maddison. Sounds like the perfect joyride for the occasion!

“If you know what you're doing, driving a car on two wheels in a straight line is comparatively easy. But the Goodwood course has corners, inclines and obstacles... there are trees and walls everywhere. I nearly rolled it on every run,"
said Mr Grant, who described the going as “bloody hard work”.

"Driving on two wheels is like driving with one hand over your left eye and another hand obscuring half the right – from where I was, tucked down on the right of the car, all I could see was the bonnet of the car and a bit of sky,”
he jokingly added.

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