Nissan Juke Nismo RS Driven Really Fast on Two Wheels at 2015 Goodwood FoS

It seems like every year, Nissan is out to prove something at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and we like that about the Sunderland car builders. For 2015, it's all about the Juke Nismo RS and its capacity to pretend it's a motorcycle.
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Today, the car set a new Guinness world record for the fastest time over 1 mile on 2 wheels. Stunt driver Terry Grant needed only 2 minutes and 10 seconds to take the Juke from the start of the Goodwood hill climb circuit to the end.

His car features a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine with 218 horsepower. We can't tell what kind of gearbox it's got, but since both wheels are laying down thick rubber onto the track, it's likely CVT-equipped.

This stunt is made even more impressive by the fact that the Juke is virtually stock. The tires are taking a huge pounding, as all 1.4 tons of weight is being directed into the sidewall.

The previous speed record was set by Terry back in 2011 when a standard Juke set a lap of 2m55s. Goodwood presented a unique set of challenges, as the tight circuit had obstacles that could be seen while the car was leaning over.

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.”

PS: Ignore the video commentary. This car is not based on the underpinnings of any GT-R.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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