The Nissan Patrol has broken another Guinness World Records title, this time for the Largest Synchonised Car Dance. A total of 180 Nissan Patrols took part in the record attempt, driving in a synchronised routine in the shape of a giant desert falcon. This is the third time the Patrol has achieved a Guinness World Records title, a press release states.
This record was achieved at the Dubai Rugby 7s stadium, beating the previous record by 36 cars. Led by international racing driver Axcil Jefferies, two concentric lines of cars drove in opposite directions around the outline of a falcon, a total distance of 1,476 metres. The shape formed by the 180 Patrols taking part in the attempt measured 176.5m by 225m. Viewed from above, the activation looked like a giant falcon in flight over the Arabian desert.
Earlier in September 2015, the car broke the record for the fastest ascent of a 100-metre sand dune by a car, scaling the dune in 4.9 seconds. The first title was achieved in August 2013, when the Patrol successfully towed the world’s heaviest aircraft for more than 164 feet (50 metres) at Sharjah International Airport in the UAE.
The Guinness World Records attempt was also a celebration of three new editions that have been added to the Nissan Patrol family. The Patrol Safari Falcon, Gazelle and Gazelle-X were developed for and are exclusively available to customers in the Middle East. The names of the new cars also inspired the shape formed during the record-breaking synchronised car dance.
Kalyana Sivagnanam, regional vice-president, marketing and sales, Nissan AMI and president of Nissan Middle East, said: ”At Nissan we are committed to bringing our customers ‘innovation that excites’, and we are thrilled to have set another Guinness World Records with the Nissan Patrol. The Patrol family holds a unique and special place in the hearts of people in the Middle East, and we have seen highly encouraging year-on-year sales increases across the entire range. We believe the launches of the Patrol Falcon, Gazelle and Gazelle-X will continue the car’s proud legacy as one of the only true all-terrain vehicles of its time, and this new title will further cement the Patrol’s legendary status in the region.”
“What makes this achievement even more special is the fact that everyone who took part in the record-breaking attempt was Nissan staff,” added Juergen Schmitz, managing director of Nissan Middle East. “It was a great privilege to give our employees the opportunity to take part in this landmark achievement. We were so pleased by the enthusiasm displayed by everyone, and single-minded determination they demonstrated towards achieving this goal.”
Nissan Middle East’s new Guinness World Records title is the sixth to have been achieved by the company, with three of these being awarded to the Patrol. Most recently, Nissan Middle East sped into the record books after Japanese driver Masato Kawabata achieved the fastest ever vehicle drift. Kawabata reached a staggering 304.96 km/h (189.49 mi/h), while driving a Nissan GT-R Nismo during an event at Fujairah International Airport in April 2016.