[Video] India’s Republic Day celebrated by Nissan with GT-R world record image

The local division of the Japanese automaker has decided to honor India’s 68th Republic Day in a big way – quite literally, by using a GT-R to draw the biggest-ever outline of a country.

Naturally, Nissan documented the endeavor and now we have a video of how they made the massive outline that measures more than 9 miles – painted on the surface of the dry Sambhar Lake in Rajasthan. The setting was perfect for the map because it has a soft surface – and it’s also a naturally beautiful landscape for such a film. The outline was done with the GT-R and the length around the exterior measured a spectacular 9.1 miles (14.7 kilometers). The supercar was driven by professional rally driver Rahul Kanthraj and he nailed the exact contour by using coordinates from a GPS that ensured he was drawing the outline of India.

[Video] India’s Republic Day celebrated by Nissan with GT-R world record 1

Nissan also called on point officials from the Limca Book of Records – an Indian equivalent to the Guinness Book of World Records – to certify this was the biggest country outline ever. You may remember the Nissan GT-R is no stranger to records, as it’s also the holder of the fastest drift ever at 189.49 miles per hour (304.96 kilometers per hour) at Fujairah International Airport in the United Arab Emirates.