Nissan to launch GT-R race academy in UK
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.
2009 Nissan GT-R