The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is famous for a lot of things. Last year, a whole lot of things happened, including Nissan’s record-breaking attempt climbing the hill with a Leaf ...and doing it in reverse.
This year, the Japanese automaker is headed back to Pikes Peak and to no one’s surprise, they’re attempting to break their year-old record. Professional stunt driver Terry Grant will once again man the wheels of the electric Leaf as it tries to complete the 1.16-mile hill climb course faster than it did a year ago. It’s a unique record, to say the least, one that Nissan is all too happy to have as its own.
"The LEAF Reverse Record isn’t going to be easy and will be very challenging," said Grant. "I’d prefer to do it on a nice straight and level strip of tarmac rather than on Lord March’s drive. The hill not only climbs, but is also full of twists, turns and obstacles."
We’ve seen some weird record attempts in the past, but we have to admit, Grant’s record attempt at Pikes Peak is something we’re really looking forward to.