Nissan Pits 370Z Nismo with GT Academy Driver Against Man in Wingsuit [w/Videos]

Nissan has released the first in a series of Nismo short films that pit the sub-brand’s road cars and athletes against various challenges. Set in Switzerland’s Susten Pass, the video called “Nismo vs. Wingsuit” shows an unusual race between Germany’s 2012 Nissan GT Academy champion Peter Pyzera driving a Nissan 370Z Nismo, and BASE jumper Dave Barlia, jumping from the top of the mountain in his wingsuit.

During the 4,501 feet (1,372 meters) drop, Barlia reached speeds of more than 210 km/h (130 mph), coming as close as 6 meters to the rocks. Wearing little more than his wing suit, the BASE jumper tried to reach the base of the mountain faster than Pyzera, who had to descend his way down along the winding road with the 370Z Nismo.

The film demonstrates advanced technology such as the biometric harness and JukeRide used by the Nismo Athletes during the Driver Development Programme at the Nismo Lab.

We won’t tell you who won, but the video posted below will. There’s also a behind the scenes film and another one explaining the JukeRide analysis tool.

By Dan Mihalascu


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