Watch a Nissan Juke Nismo RS Set a New Record for Driving on Two Wheels
Stunt took place at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Driving up 1.16-mile hill climb at the Goodwood Festival of Speed is challenging enough to begin with, but it gets even more difficult if you decide to attempt the feat on only two wheels. British stuntman Terry Grant did just that, setting a new world record in a Nissan Juke Nismo RS -- and breaking the record he set at Goodwood in 2011.
Grant drove two of the Nissan Juke Nismo RS's wheels up a ramp and managed to continue driving the sporty crossover on two wheels all the way to the end of the course. He finished in 2 minutes, 10 seconds, setting a new world record for the fastest mile traveled by a four-wheel car on two wheels. That breaks Grant's own record of 2 minutes, 55 seconds, which he set at Goodwood in 2011 in another Nissan Juke. (The outright record at Goodwood's hill climb, incidentally, is 41.6 seconds and was set in a McLaren MP4-13 racing car in 1999.) You can watch Grant's achievement in the video below.
"I was shocked at how much faster the Juke NISMO RS was and to take 45 seconds off what was already a quick time, was unbelievable," Grant said in a statement.
The Nissan Juke Nismo RS is the sportiest version of the compact crossover (aside from the limited-production Juke-R). It packs a 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-four engine that's rated for 215 hp with front-wheel drive or 211 hp with all-wheel drive, along with various Nismo-spec handling upgrades like larger brakes and specially tuned suspension dampers. If you want a 2015 Nissan Juke Nismo RS, you'll pay $28,845 (with destination) for a front-drive model and $30,845 for an all-wheel-drive version. Just don't try to drive it on two wheels.