Nissan Patrol has achieved the ‘Heaviest aircraft pulled by any production vehicle’ Guinness World Record at a challenge held in Sharjah.
The unmodified production Nissan Patrol hauled a 170.9 ton Ilyushin Il-76, know as one of the world’s toughest cargo plane for over 50 metres, smashing the previous record by 15 tonnes, said a statement.
The record attempt was supported by Sharjah International Airport and held under the patronage of Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al Thani, Chairman of Civil Aviation of Sharjah.
Dr Ghanem Alhajiri, chairman of Sharjah International Airport, said: "We congratulate Nissan on its achievement and look forward to its future innovative campaigns.”
Samir Cherfan, managing director, Nissan Middle-East said: "When we began this project we encouraged the people of the Middle East to dream up the next and ultimate challenge for the Hero of All Terrain, Nissan Patrol. The overwhelming response has been the inspiration for today’s historic events and we thank all who participated, Sheikh Abdullah and the Sharjah International Airport for their cooperation.”
“The Guinness World Record for Nissan Patrol achieved here motivates us to ensure we deliver 'Innovation that Excites' in everything we do in the Middle East region.”
‘Nissan Patrol Challenge’ was launched in 2012 and invited the region’s people to share their great ideas of how they have dreamt of using this vehicle online, encouraging fans to design an innovative test for the Patrol and give themselves a chance of winning a trip Japan and other great prizes.
Source: TradeArabia News Service