The world’s strongest man Zydrunas Savickas set a new Guinness world record for the ‘Most Cars Pulled By One Man’ when he towed 12 new Nissan Notes weighing in at a total 12.941kg.
Savickas, five-times World Strongest Man champion and widely regarded as the one of the greatest strongmen of all time, only had one attempt to set the new record. Wearing a specialised pulling harness and rope arrangement he pulled the 12 Nissan Notes over five metres accomplishing the feat in a staggering 32.9 seconds.
Despite an extra 45 litres of loading space and enough legroom to accommodate the 1.91m strong man, the all-new Nissan Note is 21kg lighter than its predecessor. Which is just as well since Savickas weighs in at a staggering 170 kg.
Held in Druskininkai, Lithuania, this world record attempt marked the end of the Lithuanian Car of the Year test camp with crowds turning out from all over the country to see their national hero Savickis set the new record.
Savickas was presented with an official certificate from from Guinness World Records representative Jack Brockbank marking this major acheivement from the strongman.
The large crowd not only got to witness the record setting moment but also got the opportunity to admire the all new Nissan Note. Launched earlier this year and built at Nissan’s Sunderland plant in the UK, the new Note sets new standards for sector-first technology, practicality, design and value for money. Engineered to meet the unique demands of the European market, the new Note’s Pure Drive 1.2-litre 98 PS supercharged petrol engine with manual transmission gives drivers improved CO2 emission (99g/km), increased torque and great fuel efficiency, but not even this supercharged engine would be a match for the world’s strongest man in this challenge!
On the completion of the record attempt Savickas commented: "It is always great to set a new record, once I got into my stride pulling the 12 Nissan Notes was fine. Obviously, a big thank you to Nissan for helping me set the record and making it all possible."
The world record breaking attempt is the second time this year that Nissan has entered the record books; in August Nissan helped the Electric Vehicle Union and the Norwegian EV Assocation set a new Guinness World Record when 260½ electric vehicles were driven in unision, the majority of which were Nissan LEAFs, including the Nissan Half LEAF.