Nissan visits U.S. Navy Blue Angels for future product inspiration

Nissan’s team of designers and product planners recently decided to look for some new inspiration. Where did they find it? In Pensacola, Fla. at the United States Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron training facility.

“We’re always looking for inspiration beyond the auto industry in the design and development of our performance vehicles, and the Blue Angels have set the standard for high-speed excellence throughout their 66-year history. It was beneficial not only to study the designs of the ‘Angels’ F-18s up close but to get an understanding of how pilots and service personnel interact with their jets,” said Jared Haslam, Senior Manager, Product Planning – Nissan Americas.

The Nissan team studied the Blue Angels squadron in action to find ways of harnessing the speed and power for use in future automotive products. In return, the Blue Angels team members were given the opportunity to drive some of Nissan’s performance products like the Nissan GT-R.

“We are thankful to the U.S. Navy and the Blue Angels for their overall service to the nation and for the professionalism, hospitality and inspiration given to the Nissan team on our recent visit,” added Jared Haslam, Senior Manager, Product Planning – Nissan Americas.

Check out the video after the jump.

– By: Omar Rana


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