The dealer order line lit-up on the 2 April with an unprecedented amount of orders being placed. This clearly demonstrates the UKâ€™s passion for performance cars...
When UK order books opened for the GT-R five days ago, 700 customer deposits were taken in the first 48 hours. Paul Willcox, Managing Director Nissan Motor (GB) Limited commented, “The dealer order line lit-up on the 2 April with an unprecedented amount of orders being placed. This clearly demonstrates the UK’s passion for performance cars and the enthusiastic following that the GT-R has established.” As a result, Nissan GB is trying to secure more units from the production facility in Tochigi Japan.
However, this isn't such an easy request since the GT-R isn't your typical volume car where the pace of the assembly line can be adjusted to meet demand. Willcox continues, “...as the engine of the GT-R is built by hand there is a maximum production capability of 1000 units per month. This volume has to satisfy all global demands covering America, Asia and Europe and therefore it will be late May before we know if we have been successful in our request.”
Pricing for the GT-R starts from £52,900 (OTR) and the supercar is available in three trim levels: Base, Premium Edition and Black Edition. First customer deliveries are expected in March 2009. See press release below for order details.