World’s Strongest Man Champion pulls a Dozen Nissan Notes and Claims Record

December 7th, 2013 by

Savickas Truly is the Strongest Man

Nissan is always there to help its friends! On December 1st, Zydrunas Savickas, a five-time World’s Strongest Man champion, pulled 12 Nissan Notes, weighting 28,530 pounds over 16.4 feet in 32.9 seconds. The feat itself, performed in Lithuania at the end of the country’s Car of the Year test camp, was enough to secure him the Guinness world record for “Most Cars Pulled By One Man.” If he ever comes over here we might have to momentarily change our dealer from a Buy Here Pay Here dealer to a buy here carry away here dealer… really just so we could see him do his thing in person!

As Savickas notes: “Once I got into my stride pulling the 12 Nissan Notes, [it] was fine. Obviously, a big thank you to Nissan for helping me set the record and making it all happen.” Nissan seemed more than happy to assist Savickas in his goal. “We at Nissan like setting records and are always aiming high,” said Taina Erkkilä, Communication Director of Nissan Nordic Europe. “Today we are delighted to have been able to help Zydrunas set another world record and see so many people turn out to support him.”

If the car doesn’t sound to familiar to you, it is because the Nissan Note was launched earlier this year in the European market. Most comparable to the Versa Note, perhaps, the little five-door hatchback is built at the Sunderland plant in the UK and features a supercharged 1.2-liter four-cylinder engine. It seems to be as supercharged as Zydrunas Savickas, so we would argue that it was quite the fitting match!