Once again, a new world record has been set in the UAE! Nissan Patrol, in coordination with Nissan Middle East, has just pulled off the “largest synchronised car dance” in the world!
According to a press release by Nissan Motor Corporation, 180 Nissan Patrols took part in the record-breaking attempt at the Dubai Rugby 7s stadium. This would be the third time that Nissan Patrol has achieved a Guinness World Records title, and the sixth time for Nissan Middle East!
Nissan Patrol Cars Set New World Record in Dubai
Back in 2013, Nissan Patrol achieved its first Guinness World Record title for “towing the world’s heaviest aircraft” at Sharjah International Airport. In 2015, it broke the world record for “fastest ascent of a 100-metre sand dune by a car.” Recently, it set yet another world record!
Here’s how Nissan Patrol accomplished the world’s largest synchronised car dance:
- A total of 180 Nissan Patrols took part, beating the previous record by 36 cars.
- The attempt was led by Axcil Jefferies, an international racing driver.
- The “dance” involved two concentric lines of cars, driving in opposite directions.
- The cars formed into the shape of a falcon, measuring 225 metres x 176.5 metres.
- Viewed from above, the formation resembles a falcon in flight over the desert!
Aside from setting a world record, the attempt celebrated new editions of the Nissan Patrol line: Patrol Safari Falcon (hence the “falcon” shape), Gazelle, and Gazelle-X. These new editions are available exclusively to Nissan’s customers in the Middle East.
Check out this video of the “dance” shared by Nissan on their Facebook page:
Exciting Innovations, Landmark Achievements
The Regional Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Nissan AMI and President of Nissan Middle East, Kalyana Sivagnanam, stated: “At Nissan we are committed to bringing our customers ‘innovation that excites,’ and we are thrilled to have broken yet another Guinness World Records title 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,” he shared. “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 Guinness World Records title will further cement the Patrol’s legendary status in the region.”
Likewise, the Managing Director of Nissan Middle East, Juergen Schmitz, remarked: “What makes this achievement even more special is the fact that everyone who took part in the record-breaking attempt was Nissan staff. 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 [the] single-minded determination they demonstrated towards achieving this goal.”
Indeed, it takes tremendous effort and coordination to set a world record such as this one! Congratulations to Nissan Patrol and Nissan Middle East for this amazing achievement! Meanwhile, read more about other Guinness World Records made in the UAE !