The Nissan Patrol Challenge reached its conclusion, with the known 4×4 Patrol model successfully achieving a new Guinness World Record as it pulled 170.9 tons of fully laden cargo plane over 50 meters.
The official (long) name of the Guinness record achieved is: ‘Heaviest aircraft pulled by any production vehicle’ and it was set in the presence of Dr. Ghanem Alhajiri, Chairman of Sharjah International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The event saw an unmodified production Nissan Patrol haul a 170.9 ton cargo plane (Ilyushin Il-76), inclusive of weight of the plane, fuel and the cargo for over 50 meters, smashing the previous record by 15 tons.
Commenting on this iconic moment, Mr. Samir Cherfan, Managing Director, Nissan Middle-East said: “Today Nissan celebrates another landmark day in the Middle East with its second Guinness World Record in eight months. 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 and His Excellency and the Sharjah International Airport for their priceless 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 iconic vehicle online. Encouraging fans to design an innovative test for the Patrol and give themselves a chance of winning an once-in-a-lifetime trip to Japan and other great prizes.