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The 2017 Nissan GT-R: polished to perfection

Tochigi, Japan – Nissan’s Tochigi Plant is the largest of the company’s three main assembly plants in Japan, in terms of land area. It is about 100 km (62 miles) north of Tokyo. Established in 1968, the plant today largely turns out luxury vehicles and sports cars. A particular point of pride is the plant’s unique manufacturing process for the Nissan GT-R.

Nissan GT-R Polishing Section in Tochigi Plant

The GT-R, a legendary supercar, is known for its mastery at every touchpoint. The craftsmanship that goes into making the model is carried out with the utmost precision, with each part built and finished meticulously. At the Tochigi Plant, a master craftsman, called takumi, brings the GT-R’s polishing to the ultimate level, using sensitive hands and sharp eyes to inspect, check and then polish each coat to perfection. This story explains the discipline behind the polishing process for the model year 2017 GT-R*.

* The takumi hand-polishing process is limited to select colors of the 2017 Nissan GT-R, such as “Ultimate Metal Silver,” in the Japan region.

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