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Sponsored Video: Nissan 370Z Nismo vs Wingsuit

Sponsored Video: Nissan 370Z Nismo vs Wingsuit

Oct 30, 2013


What do you get when you combine a Nissan 370Z Nismo supercar and a man on a wingsuit jumping off a cliff on the Swiss Alps? One hell of an advertisement, that is.

In Nissan’s recent attempt at showcasing its fastest production vehicle today, the company brought together Nissan 2012 GT Academy Champion Peter Pyzera, a 2014 370Z Nismo, BASE jumper Dave Barlia and the Swiss Alps’ Susten Pass in one action-packed mini video that all-in-all really came together as an exciting faceoff between man and machine.

The commercial starts off with the 370Z Nismo effortlessly speeding through the mountains, all glorious and regal with its white trim, deep exhaust note and responsive hydraulic power steering. Then came the panoramic shots of the scenery, wherein two BASE jumpers materialized, all ready to engage the Nismo in a one-on-one dogfight. The jumpers then plunged towards earth, gracefully flying like birds ready to catch their prey. Finally, the ad then climaxed with an almost head-on collision between the 370Z Nismo and the wingsuit flyer, only a mere 12feet of airspace separating the two.

For those who are not in the know, the 2014 Nissan 370Z Nismo packs an uprated version of the car’s stock 3.7L V6 engine, with 350bhp at 7,400rpm and 278lb-ft of torque at 5,200rpm. A six-speed manual helps drive this baby from 0-60mph in 5.3seconds, albeit with some strong-arming as the transmission gives a tad bit of notchiness at each gate. Being a 370Z, the car is a 2-seater, rear-wheel drive machine that rates 18mpg at the city and 26mpg at the highway. Base price of 370Z Nismo is at $43,020, although upon a number of additional configurations, the price could easily shoot upwards of $46,000.

On the other hand, wingsuit flying is the sport of flying the human body through air using a wingsuit, a special jumpsuit that adds surface area to the body to enable a significant increase in lift. Also known as a birdman / flying squirrel suit, modern wingsuit flying started in late 1990s and typically ends with a parachute deployment.

Nissan says they plan to produce more of such commercials in the future to further showcase the company’s cars and athletes.

This post is sponsored by Nissan.