Two French fellows who look like they just fell out of a Matrix sequel are going to be taking what some would consider a “hella dope” 2013 Nissan 370Z Nismo bedecked in camouflage on a 3,000-mile tour of Europe for the Gumball 3000 rally.
Adorned with the number “56″ that represents the 56th garage where Nissan had its DeltaWing race car at last year’s 24 Hours of LeMans, the Nissan 370Z is liveried in black, white, and red, shrouded in fog in these hip press photos, yo.
“Gumball is a great fit for the 370Z Nismo: it’s a road rally which allows thousands of fans to get up close to their dream cars. Making exciting cars accessible is at the heart of the Nissan brand, and with our innovative NISMO.tv platform on YouTube our customers will be able to keep up to date with its progress, so we can’t wait to take part in this historic parade,” Gareth Dunsmore, Nissan in Europe General Manager, said in a statement. We assume he was rockin’ a gangsta lean. If you don’t know what that is, ask your kids.
We drove the 2013 Nissan 370Z Nismo not too long ago, forgetting our flat-bill hats on the way out the door. After being saddled with it for a week, we wonder this about the two Frenchmen driving the car for the next 15 days over 3,000 miles of European real estate: With a suspension made of lead, what on Earth compelled you to want to drive that car for two weeks? It’s about as good of a long-distance tourer as a Nissan Versa is a luxury car.