Oh dear. That's not gone well, has it? The theory was all good for racing a Nissan 370Z at Castle Combe: drive our own long-term 370Z Roadster there, jump into the coupe racing car to see if we can inject a bit of manliness into the Nissan, go home proud.
We've been worried that this latest version of Nissan's Z car has gone a bit soft, so a proper race, against other proper racing cars, seemed like a perfect chance to test it. Except that TopGear magazine's Piers Ward got a bit too enthusiastic when he was testing out this theory of manliness. Watch the video below to see how he got on.
Keep up with the other exploits of our long-term 370Z every month in TopGear magazine.