According to Auto Trader UK, two of the first new vehicles purchased under the UK's new scrapping scheme were Nissan GT-Rs. Much has been written about Godzilla's ability to navigate the famed Nurburgring race circuit in Germany, but never in any of those stories has the giant-killing GT-R been described as eco-friendly. What gives?
It seems that the rulebook in Merry ole' England doesn't include provisions limiting the scrapping program to vehicles with low carbon emissions. Most other countries with scrapping programs – including the proposed plan in the United States, in case you were wondering – require the new vehicle to be more fuel efficient than the car that's being scrapped.
In related news, at least one enthusiast's plans to trade in a slightly used '99 Oldsmobile Alero for a shiny new Nissan GT-R have summarily been placed on the back burner. Tip o' the cap to Keith and Demstel!
[Source: Auto Trader UK]