Nissan, Donut Media Prank Pro Driver into Drifting NV Cargo Van Around Obstacle Course
Chris Forsberg Does Things You Should NOT Try in Your Own Van
The setup was too good: Bring Chris Forsberg and a camera crew to a big, empty warehouse, put him in front of a 370Z Nismo, and make him think he’s gonna get to hoon the sports car on film. Then bust through a wall in a cargo van and force him to pilot that instead. This is the kind of April Fools’ Day joke where no one is a victim.
The Nissan NV3500 in question is one of the company’s most robust vehicles. A white low-roof model, Nissan and production company Donut Media modified the van with just two upgrades: a hydraulic handbrake and a locked rear differential. Fit with those drift-wagon necessities, Forsberg flung the van around with reckless abandon.
The best part of his antics comes when he loads the van with a pallet of cargo. Some kind of remote release opens the rear Dutch doors as he drifts under a forklift’s elevated tines, then he reverses toward the forklift, tires smoking. The forklift drops the pallet just as the van gets in position, and Forsberg is off again, shutting the cargo doors by simply stabbing the brakes once underway.
Obviously, no one who has access to a Nissan NV should attempt such maneuvers (although we’re sure tempted). Forsberg is a talented driver who can treat a three-ton beast of burden like a Caterham Seven, a skill others can’t boast. So before you think you ought to try drifting your work van, remember that this prank is one that doesn’t have any victims. Don’t ruin it.
Sources: Nissan, Donut Media via YouTube