I never realized it, but my sweet electric Nissan LEAF is a World Champion, w00t! 😉
The LEAF is World Champion driving in reverse, achieving the fastest time over a one mile distance, in reverse. The LEAF, driven by Stunt driver Terry Grant, raced the 1.16-mile Goodwood hillclimb backwards in 1m 37.02s at an average speed of 88.5km/hr (55mph). Ha, the theory ‘a direct drive electric motor can go as fast in reverse as it can move forward’ has been proven, nice!
Oh, and even if I wanted, I couldn’t try this at home folks…Nissan installed a reverse speed limiter, darn! 😉