Nissan to launch GT-R race academy in UK

Nissan to launch GT-R race academy in UK

Redefining the meaning of a good customer experience, Nissan's UK GT-R sales program will be offering buyers of the everyday supercar a chance to participate in special Race Academy events at the track in Silverstone and on the legendary Nurburgring.

The program consists of one-on-one instruction with 45 minutes behind the wheel of the GT-R and a session instructing the buyers how to drift a Nissan 350Z. Once the initial session is done, participants will have the opportunity to do more instruction with the eventual attainment of a Motor Sport Association official racing license.

Real benefit should be derived from the classes, as the customers can take part in them while awaiting delivery of their own GT-R, driving Nissan-supplied vehicles. Once their cars arrive, they will be fully acquainted with the controls and behavior, minimizing the chance of first-week jitters resulting in an accident.

For those that think 45 minutes of on-track instruction seems a bit short, consider the speeds and g-forces the GT-R is capable of, even on street tires, and the fitness level of the average non-professional driving enthusiast. You'll likely find that 45 minutes is about all the time that can be spent while maintaining mental and physical focus.

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