Nissan Fairlady Z Whips Up a New Treat – How to Make Butter On a Racetrack

By Steve & Tamami Laser with Nahoko Osuka reporting from Japan

There’s been a shortage of butter in Japan lately for a number of reasons. First, folks are consuming more than before. Second, the cows are overworked. And third, Hokkaido, which is a major butter producer, has been experiencing hotter summers and colder winters than usual. So the creative types at Nissan wondered if it’s possible to “Make butter with the Fairlady Z?”

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The key ingredients for this experiment include one nicely detailed Fairlady Z (called 370Z in the U.S.), “chef” Ronnie Quintarelli, Super GT500 2014 Series Champion as the pro driver, an empty and secured racetrack, and a volunteer – to ride in the passenger’s seat while wearing a plastic bottle filled with fresh cream strapped to his helmet.

Can you make butter with a Nissan Fairlady Z? Nissan proves that with the right ingredients, anything is possible. (video: Nissan Newsroom Japan)

With the dynamic duo buckled up and ready to roll, Quintarelli puts the Z through its paces with a series of skillful slalom maneuvers and tire-smoking drifting action.

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Quintarelli turned up the heat with gusto during his 20-minute stint behind the wheel without working up a sweat – like a master chef using the best tools in the kitchen.

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The view outside the car showed that plenty of heat was generated from the V6 engine, red-hot exhaust and performance tires.

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Quintarelli exhibits nerves of steel – while the passenger has a tough time holding his head with one hand while balancing a cellphone camera with the other as he tries in vain to capture the “ultimate selfie.”

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Following the frenzy on the track, it’s time to relax and put the results of this experiment to the taste test.

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Victory tastes sweet for these guys who know which side their bread is buttered (on).

Congratulations to Nissan and the team for buttering us up with this clever Fairlady Z demo and proving that victory on the racetrack – or in the kitchen – takes planning, persistence and a little luck.

If you’re hungry for more appetizers from Nissan, be sure to check out our stories about Nissan’s e-NV200 Smart BBQ concept, and X-Trail Xtreme Pizza Delivery.

This experiment was conducted by a professional driver on a closed track. (Don’t try this at home.)

Video and images from Nissan Newsroom Japan

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