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First GT-R Nismo Delivery and Handover in the UK

Feb. 26 – Exeter, UK –  The first UK customer to take delivery of the new Nissan GT-R not only received the fastest GT-R model available, the 600PS, but he was also treated to a one-on-one track session with Nismo racing driver, Jann Mardenborough.

In Exeter, Nick Coombes of Plymouth collected his new GT-R Nismo – one of only 24 sold and soon-to-be delivered in the UK – before being whisked a hundred miles away to Thruxton race circuit.

Nick Coombes drives his new GT-R Nismo

 

 

 

 

GT Academy graduate Mardenborough, who will race Nissan’s GT-R LM Nismo at this year’s Le Mans 24 Hour, was on hand to give the ultimate product walkthrough before hitting the track to show just what the GT-R Nismo can do.

The £125,000 model has been developed by Nismo’s legendary engineering team at racing circuits worldwide and features enhanced styling, optimised aerodynamics, suspension and powertrain.

Enhanced performance allowed the GT-R Nismo to set a new record lap time of 7:08.679 at the Nurburgring.

Coombes and Mardenborough at the Thruxton race circuit

Speaking after his Thruxton experience, retired haulage company owner Coombes, said: “Once you’ve owned a GT-R nothing else will do. This is my third GT-R and as soon as I knew the GT-R Nismo was being made I knew I had to have one.”

“And having a young man with as much talent and as bright a future as Jann show me what the car can really do has been awesome. This is a day I’ll never forget.”

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