Epic Nissan vs Wingsuit Race - Sponsored Video

Love this incredibly cool video from Nissan of Peter Pyzera racing a Nissan 370Z against wingsuit pro Dave Barlia in the Swiss Alps. In a race from the top to the bottom covering 4,501 ft and reaching speeds of up to 130mph, who do you think won? Check out this epic video to find out the result.

In case you didn't know, Peter Pyzera was the winner of Nissan’s awesome GT Academy in 2012 and Dave Barlia is a professional wingsuit flyer.

Here's some cool pictures from the race.


For the first time Nismo’s engineers were able to monitor the biometric and telematics performance of a wingsuit athlete, discovering what it takes to master this incredible feat of mental strength. Barlia reached a top speed during the wingsuit flight of 130mph (210km/h), at times coming within six metres of the rock face. However, the most interesting fact revealed in the biometric analysis was how ‘low’ Barlia’s breathing rate became the further into the flight he went, showing how relaxed and at peace he was when in the zone. By contrast, his highest heart-rate occurs at the beginning of the jump when passing over the road – perhaps because of the way GT Academy driver Peter Pyzera was handling the 370Z.


The really cool story is what happens behind the scenes. In this video it was captured by Nissan’s JukeRide performance analysis tool.

A Nissan Juke was kitted out with the most advanced telemetric systems, accompanied by a Skycam (remote control heli-device fitted with a camera). The goal of Jukeride is to measure and analyse Nissan’s development drivers, enabling Nismo race engineers to push the performance of the bedroom gamers to the level of a world-class professional race driver. The design and setup of the system was influenced by Nismo fans, who tweeted their suggestions using the hashtag #Jukeride prior to this year’s Le Mans 24 Hour race.

The Skycam is able to take off and land electromagnetically on the roof of the Jukeride vehicle, and at any time can be released to go and capture more data from around the track. Jukeride measures the driver’s heart rate, oxygen consumption and hydration level. This is then overlaid in real-time with the vehicle telemetry data (throttle position, brake position, steering inputs) to determine the science behind a specific driver’s lap time.

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