Nissan Patrol sets new world record (2013)

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Nissan Patrol sets new world record (2013)

Post by SJC » 27 Oct 2016 07:56

Nissan Patrol towed a 170.9 tonne cargo plane to set a new world record, previously held by Volkswagen Touareg for towing a 155 tonne Boeing 747.
The initiative was taken by Nissan Middle East along with their partners, Sharjah Aviation Authority and Rus Aviation, who provided the Ilyushin IL-76 cargo plane for the feat.
The guys from Guinness Book of World Records were also there to verify the accuracy of the event and declared a new world record has been set.
The Patrol proceeded to tow the plane for 50 meters, which we captured on video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJXlMKGRtZo

The event is a culmination of a project that began last year, when Nissan Middle East invited fans to offer ideas on the "next big challenge" for Patrol.
After many online votes, ideas and discussions, the idea which received the most positive response was this:
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Based on the audience feedback, Nissan Middle East launched this event and it resulted in a Guinness World Record.
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Re: Nissan Patrol sets new world record (2013)

Post by IanT » 27 Oct 2016 08:16

Wow! The traffic cops would be after them here in SA with a large fine!!! Tow limit on our Patrols 3500kg :rolling: :rolling:

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Re: Nissan Patrol sets new world record (2013)

Post by iandvl » 27 Oct 2016 08:20

Pity it's a Y62. Still, impressive...

Probably best not to mention the fact that it broke the Toureg's record- the VW folkses arre generally somewhat sensitive. :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:

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Re: Nissan Patrol sets new world record (2013)

Post by Tinus lotz » 27 Oct 2016 11:56

Very cool would pull that with my 4.8 and my koolstoof :rolling:

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Re: Nissan Patrol sets new world record (2013)

Post by SJC » 27 Oct 2016 12:11

Tinus lotz wrote:Very cool would pull that with my 4.8 and my koolstoof :rolling:
Ja dit sal interressant wees om te sien hoeveel die 4.8 en 'n 4.2TD kan trek...

Die y62:
VK56VD 5.6 Litre VVEL V8 petrol engine - 298KW@5800 / 560NM@4000

Wens ek kon hierdie engin in my Patrol gehad het.. :wink:

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Re: Nissan Patrol sets new world record (2013)

Post by SCUBA Patrol » 27 Oct 2016 13:33

Daar was 'n hele klompie kaste bier agter in daai trol, om gewig op die as te kry QQQ
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