click above image for gallery of Jim Marshall's Nissan GT-R shots

The Nissan GT-R is undoubtedly the rock star of the auto industry at the moment. So it makes since that Nissan hired noted rock and roll photographer Jim Marshall to capture the GT-R's gestation over the past year. The series of images released by Nissan are quite unlike the official images we've seen so far, as well as the shots taken by enthusiast mags. Those are all perfectly staged shots of the GT-R being posed like a super model.

Marshall's collection dives deep into the background of the GT-R's development, showing scenes like a pair of GT-R engineers on a smoke break, a hanging map of the Nurburgring that taunts from the wall, and Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn in a full racing suit sitting in front of two towers of worn tires. Indeed, these are much more thoughtful and telling pics than we're used to seeing of the GT-R, and in fact, most don't even feature the car. Nevertheless, each deserves examination for what they can tell us about the super car's development and the good people responsible for seeing it through.

[Source: Nissan via Winding Road]



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