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With just hours to go before the official world reveal, CarAdvice can confirm that Nissan’s eagerly anticipated supercar, the GT-R, will go on sale in Australia.

At a press conference held before the Sydney Motor Show, Nissan Australia’s boss Shinya Hannya announced that he hoped to get the GT-R here by 2009.

A December launch date has been set for Japan, with the US, Europe and Australia to follow from mid-next year. Although not releasing any official details on the different specification levels, Nissan’s global head of communications, Simon Sproule said that interest in the car was substantial.

Nissan GT-R

In Japan, only specialised dealerships which have set up high performance divisions specifically to service the GT-R will be able to sell them. Whether Australia follows their lead is unclear.

However, CarAdvice has learned that some dealers are currently taking deposits. One in particular, requested a $10,000 deposit to place an order, however they would not confirm which version this would be.

Nissan GT-R

Nissan’s Australian website is currently encouraging potential buyers to register their interest, while the rest of the world can tune in to the official GT-R website (www.gtrnissan.com) to receive updates on the reveal.

While we wait for the official unveiling, you can find some more info and photos here.




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