Our skills were put to a more unusual use when we were called upon to verify a world record attempt.
We were appointed to independently adjudicate, measure and verify the world record attempt for the narrowest J-Turn by the Nissan Juke on behalf of Nissan Europe.
Stuntman Paul Swift spun the car 180 degrees with all windows blacked out, using only the Juke’s four exterior cameras to position himself. Amazingly, he equalled the existing ‘sighted’ record – turning the crossover from driving backwards to driving forwards in a space just 18cm longer than its bumper-to-bumper distance.
Building Surveyors Ltd.’s James Cullen was involved in the setting out and adjudication process to ensure the technical parameters of the record attempt were correctly adhered to.
James said: “The instruction was quite unusual, but being a regulated Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) firm, we could provide Nissan Europe with the independent clarification and assessment required to ensure their attempts were accurate and compliant with the strict record breaking guidelines stipulated by Guinness World Records.’’
Chris Jude, director at Building Surveyors Ltd, added: “Being chosen by one of the world’s leading car manufacturers is testament to the reputation that Building Surveyors Ltd is gaining on a national and international level. It was a very different application of our skills and we were delighted to be support Nissan with the record attempt.”
Watch the video of the record attempt here: https://youtu.be/fObmUkOAH-0.
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