Malls are typically associated with shopping and, on Black Friday, big savings. Nissan decided to switch things up by inviting pro drifters Chris Forsberg and Ryan Tuerck to associate malls with burning rubber and smoke instead.
To do this, they sent the two professional drivers to the Hawthorne Plaza Shopping Center, which has been abandoned since 1999. We use the term “abandoned” loosely. You might recognize the shopping center for having appeared in several movies, including the popular hit The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.
Nissan gave Forsberg and Tuerck a pair of Nissan 370Zs and let them do what they do best, for our entertainment. Unlike the 370Z at Cronic Nissan, these were tuned to pack some thousand horsepower under the hood. You can take a look at the result for yourself below.
A Nissan 370Z drifting party sure beats videos of people beating each other up for the last item on a Black Friday sale, don’t you think?
The annual Nissan NISMO Festival is one of the biggest automotive celebrations of the year. Motorsport enthusiasts around the world gather at Fuji Speedway in Oyama, Japan to get closer to the Nissan brand and celebrate its successes, both current and historic.
This year, more than 30,000 Nissan race fans attended. Events included a NISMO road car parade; a racecar safari that allowed fans to ride a bus on the track while racecars flew by; a GT-R prestige race; a historic car race featuring the iconic 310 Sunny, 510 Bluebird, and Skyline GT-R; a race between numerous famous heritage race cars like the R380, R390, and JGTC R32; and a spectacular Grand Prix race between the automaker’s Super GT, Super Taikyu Endurance, and Blancpain Endurance Series race cars.
If there ever was a place to be that day for motorsport fans, the NISMO Festival was it. If you’re far from Japan but would still like to get a taste of Nissan’s incredible vehicle technology, you can still stop by Cronic Nissan to check out the exceptional NISMO GT-R!