Nissan celebrates National Doughnut Day with a 370Z NISMO & 2,880 pounds of sprinkles
Ever wondered what it would be like to decorate more than 300 doughnuts using a Nissan 370Z NISMO? Now you need not wonder any longer…
Did you know that Friday, June 3, was National Doughnut Day, or National Donut Day if you’re American? It’s okay if you didn’t. It’s not exactly an event that hits the evening news – especially outside of the US. And before you get too excited about the thought of the world’s best drivers coming together to spin high-powered cars in circles, don’t. That’s because National Doughnut Day has nothing to do with cars, or at least it didn’t until this year.
Celebrated on the first Friday of June each year in the US, National Doughnut Day actually has its roots in the 1930s. That was when the Salvation Army created Doughnut Day to celebrate their members who gave out doughnuts to soldiers fighting in World War I.
To commemorate this day that celebrates one of the world’s most loved fried dough snacks, Nissan put a new spin on the art of doughnut decoration by utilising a 370Z NISMO.
But as if that wasn’t radical enough, the Japanese auto giant also called on the services of Formula Drift icon Chris Forsberg to complete its doughnut decorating setup.
So the question is, what happens when you take more than 300 doughnuts; 2,880 pounds of sprinkles; a pro-drifter; and a 350-horsepower 370Z NISMO?
While the video is a bit cheesy and actually serves very little purpose, it is good to see that Nissan doesn’t take itself too seriously. Can you imagine other car manufacturers doing something similar? BMW, for example? We can’t…
Forsberg actually made 15 passes to achieve the required level of sprinkledness (yes we did just make that word up) and we think you’ll agree that the end result is pretty darn good.
It’ll be interesting to see if any other car manufacturers take advantage of future cake-oriented celebrations to boost their corporate images.
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