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.
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’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.