Nissan Leaf to Set World Reverse Speed Record at Goodwood

Nissan Leaf at Santa Pod 1 photo
Photo: Nissan
The Nissan Leaf, being an EV and having no gearbox, is (theoretically) able to go backwards just as easily and as quickly as it can go forward. To prove this, Nissan will be organizing a record-breaking run for the Leaf, set to take place at the Goodwood Festival of Speed(29th June - 1st July).
A driver will attempt to drive the Leaf in reverse, over the 1.85 km (1.16 mile) hillclimb course, as quickly as possible. Their aim is to set an official Guiness World Record for the fastest time over a distance of one mile, while driving in reverse.

Sounds interesting enough, and this event alone would convince us to go to Goodwood, but there’s so much more good stuff coming that we really can’t decide. However, we think that this will be one of the highlights of the event and it will put a ‘fun’ spin on the EV image - something it desperately needs.
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