Nissan tries to stop GT-R imports

Its economics101, supply and demand, when you have a car that every car enthusiast in the world dreams of, and you're only going to make a few thousand of them a year, it's going to create massive demand with limited supply.
2008 Nissan GT-R R35
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In most cases the issue resolves itself because the car in question costs the average price of a house, but in the case of Nissan's supercar beating GT-R, this is not so.

With U.S. prices starting at $69,850 (Australian prices unconfirmed, but expect around the 120k mark), the level of interest in the GT-R has been enormous, so much so that European importers are starting to buy up GT-Rs in Japan and sending them over to Europe.

This works well for the UK and Australia given we are right-hand drive just like the Japanese, but Nissan has gone on the offensive, threatening to sue any importers trying to profit from reselling.

Nissan GT-R

The Japanese giant also said today it would not support customers who purchased black-market GT-Rs. According to Nissan, dealerships will not provide warranty support for Japanese spec GT-Rs in Europe.

Nissan Australia has previously said that imported GT-Rs would not be road-registrable given Nissan has already documented its intentions of bringing the car here officially.

According to the company, it simply wants to make sure owners receive a quality ownership experience, meaning time is required to train mechanics and have the necessary parts in stock.

Nonetheless, there are numerous reports of new GT-Rs already on the way to Australia. Owners are expected to use the cars for track only.

The GT-R is not expected in Australia until early 2009. For more pictures of the Nissan GT-R click here.