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Hundreds of European GT-R buyers, who have put down large down payments on cars that they won't see until next spring at the earliest, have received a small consolation gift from Nissan: a tape measure.

The highly cool GT-R-embossed little box is to be used to measure their heads, so Nissan will know what sized helmets to prepare for them when they show up for their free lessons in how to extract the best from their new steeds at Silverstone or (where else?) the Nürburgring.

That's one good reason to buy from Nissan, rather than from the numerous grey importers of surprisingly cheap second-hand R35s that are already hitting Japanese websites. Thanks for the tip (and pic) Philippe!

[Source: Autocar]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      a tape measure for their head size? are they expecting GT-R owners to start comparing who's got the biggest head with a 911 Turbo owner now?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Really, it's not about the head... Well, not THAT head.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Doesn't surprise me. Enormous cars + Japanese cities = happy 2nd owner.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Thats about the coolest thing ever.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Or they can use it to measure another member so Nissan can tell them if they should wait for the V-Spec or not.

        Haha, I kid.
        • 7 Years Ago
        That wasn't supposed to be a reply?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Doesn't matter if it was a reply or not Jason. It was funny as hell. LOL
        • 7 Years Ago
        LOL Indeed Jason

        But this is a very cool gift, very original.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Great idea!
      There are a lot of guys buying expensive cars and then smashing it in the walls.
      It is the first time I've read that car company is going to learn you how to drive its newest toy.
      If I had enough money I would buy GT-R and go to Nurburgring to learn how to beat everyone in the city in Porsches and BMWs.