Nissan Just Got a Pig to Design a Racecar Circuit (Yes, Really)

'Pigcasso' Features in Stunt Promoting the Skyline's Direct Adaptive Steering

By Alexandra Jardine. Published on Aug 11, 2017

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How do you promote a car whose design features the first motion transmission from steering wheel to the car wheels through electrical signals? TBWA/Hakuhodo came up with an off-the-wall idea for the Nissan Skyline: it got a pig to design a race circuit.

Pigcasso is a South African pig who has recently made a name for herself through her abstract paintings, famous for their complex line formations. So Nissan enlisted the pig to "design" a circuit for racing driver Michael Krumm.

The film sees Krumm, who is unaware of the complexity of the track design at first -- and the fact it was designed by a pig -- complete the circuit using the Skyline's Direct Adaptive Steering (DAS) technology. It's worth watching just for his face when the designer of the track is revealed -- and of course, for Pigcasso, if you weren't familiar with her "work."

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Aug 11, 2017
TBWA/Hakuhodo Tokyo
Senior Creative Director:
Takayuki Niizawa
Art Director:
Yuki Tokuno
Masaharu Kumagai
Tetsuya Umeda
Interactive Planner:
Tetsuya Umeda
Strategic Planner:
Satoru Nakamura
Agency Producer:
Tsutomu Hirakue
Interactive Producer:
Ryosuke Oohata
Account Director:
Naoya Kitaori
Production Company:
Geek Pictures
Head Producer:
Yokoi Hidemitsu
Eri Tomita
Project Manager:
Tomohiro Morishita
Ryo Takebayashi
Camera Operator:
Yusuke Suga
Creative Director:
Toshihide Murata
Saki Kato
Goshi Makkii
Shinya. Fukuda

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