Nissan 370Z Nismo races wingsuit man in Swiss Alps [video]

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Nissan has today released a new video showcasing the sporting heritage and technology of the company’s in-house tuning arm Nismo.

The first in a series of stunning Nismo short films was shot in Switzerland’s scenic Susten Pass and treats the viewer to a two minute race between Gran Turismo Academy Champion Peter Pyzera and world-renowned BASE jumper Dave Barlia as they race each other down the 4,501 feet descent to the finishing line at the bottom of the pass.

In the race, Pyzera got behind the wheel of a Nissan 370Z Nismo and had to navigate his way through unforgiving switchback roads while Barlia used a wingsuit and came within six meters (19.6 feet) of the rock face while traveling at speeds up to 210 km/h (130 mph).

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“That was absolutely amazing, I could see Dave up above me and I just had to concentrate and get in the zone to beat him down.” said Pyzera after the race.

“Afterwards we looked at the data we gathered from wearing the biometric harnesses, which monitor my biometric data, and I could see when I was totally focused. While this is fun, it is serious business – it not only improves my performance but is invaluable in helping me prepare for my next race,” added the German.

Apart from promoting the new Nissan 370Z Nismo, the video also serves to demonstrate advanced  technology such as the biometric harness and JukeRide used by the Nismo Athletes during the Driver Development Programme at the state-of-the-art Nismo Lab.

Nismo Athletes benefit from the latest, advanced conditioning equipment such as Nissan”s In-Body machine, which analyses body composition; Brainwave Monitor, which trains the mind to simultaneously focus and relax; a Batak console to improve reaction times and a race simulator which allows Nismo Athletes to practice on any race track in the world.

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