India celebrates its 68th Republic Day today, and as a salute to the nation, Nissan Motor India wheeled out the new 2017 Nissan GT-R to help to company enter the Limca Book of Records for the world’s largest-ever outline of a country map.

The incredible feat to enter the books – the Indian equivalent of the Guinness Book of World Records – was carried out on the Sambhar Lake in Rajasthan, where a GT-R carved out the approximate map of India spanning three square kilometres on the dry surface.

According to the company, the act required speed and precision, where the GT-R must navigate through the twists and turns in order to trace the complex proportions of India’s landmass on the sandy surface, with professional rally driver Rahul Kanthraj behind the wheel.

Upon completion, the map measured 3 km in length and 2.8 km in width, with a total outline periphery of 14.7km. Officials from the Limca Book of Records were on site to validate the record, which will be included in the 2018 edition of the book.

The latest Nissan GT-R was launched in India back in December 2016, with Bollywood action star and Nissan brand ambassador John Abraham becoming the very first owner of the car in India. It retails for 19,900,000 rupees (RM1,297,190) in the republic.

Aside from aerodynamic and visual upgrade upgrades, the GT-R features an updated version of the VR38DETT 3.8 litre twin-turbo V6, which now produces 565 hp and 633 Nm of torque (up by 15 hp and 3 Nm). It also gains a more rigid body structure, as well as an improved suspension setup that is not only better in the corners, but offers better refinement as well.

GALLERY: 2017 Nissan GT-R