• Oct 23, 2008


Click above to view hi-res gallery of the Nissan GT-R Academy

With a 7:29 lap time, Nissan contends its GT-R is the King of the 'Ring. What better place, then, to introduce the new supercar to its European owners than the track infamously known as the Green Hell?

In conjunction with the Silverstone International racing school, Nissan is taking some 1,300 European GT-R customers to the Nurburgring over the course of 19 days to take ownership of their vehicles with some performance driving tutelage. The program at the 'Ring follows a similar one held for 500 British customers at Silverstone, the former host of the British Grand Prix. According to Nissan and Silverstone International, about half of the participants had taken some sort of advanced driving course before, but the overwhelming majority of them said the GT-R Academy was the best they'd experienced. We're still waiting for Nissan NA to offer something similar at Laguna, Road America or Miller Motorsports park. Just sayin'.



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Write down these track times. Do they close the whole thing down for these things
      • 6 Years Ago
      1..2..3.. PLAYSTAT!
      • 6 Years Ago
      So when Nissan said they were going after Porsche, they weren't kidding! Go Nissan!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hitting the launch control button voids your warranty. I love this car though!
        • 6 Years Ago
        You know nothing about the warranty. Stop making comments when you don't know what you're on about.
        PS: i love this car too.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Actually, the lessons are run by RSR Nurburg
      http://rsrnurburg.com/images/stories/workshop3.jpg

      But you should have known that since I sent autoblog an email about that, oh, 5 months ago
      • 6 Years Ago
      Gee, do you think Nissan will honor their warranty's after hooning around the 'Ring?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hmm, wouldn't this mean Nissan "voids" the warranty on every one of these cars, then? I mean, god forbid they are used how they are marketed!
        • 6 Years Ago
        > using LC DOES NOT VOID YOUR WARRENTY. Thats
        > a nasty miscomception, that needs to be put to
        > rest.
        >
        > What Nissan stated in the cars manual and directly
        > to the public is that, if VDC is turned on that THEY
        > ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO COVER ANY DAMAGE
        > CAUSED BY IT BEING TURNED OFF OR THE USE
        > OF LC.

        If they're not obligated to cover any damage, it's no longer a warranty, end of story.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Actually turning VDC and using LC DOES NOT VOID YOUR WARRENTY. Thats a nasty miscomception, that needs to be put to rest.

        What Nissan stated in the cars manual and directly to the public is that, if VDC is turned on that THEY ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO COVER ANY DAMAGE CAUSED BY IT BEING TURNED OFF OR THE USE OF LC. Your warrnety is not voided.
      • 6 Years Ago
      playstat on 3
        • 6 Years Ago
        I thought I was the only one who noticed that...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wonder if Nissan will tell them to turn their VDC off and use launch control to get off the line...
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Big Rocket

        "ROOOOOOLLING STAAART!"
        • 6 Years Ago
        I wonder if this is a plan by Nissan to void all participants' warranties and make money in the future from replacing broken transmissions...

        That's probably my biggest complaint about the GT-R, other than that, it is an amazing, revolutionary car.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Andy: Except you wouldn't need launch control at the Nurburgring. Ring times are customarily recorded with rolling starts.
      • 6 Years Ago
      King of the Ring???? I guess they don't consider ZR1 or Viper ACR as car.....
        • 6 Years Ago
        I love rice.
        • 6 Years Ago
        haha thats what I was thinking!
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm thinking even if the car isn't "King" of the Ring, it does well enough that Nissan has something to crow about.
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