The first UK customer to take delivery of the new Nissan GT-R Nismo has been treated to a vehicle handover every bit as special as his new supercar – a one-to-one track tutorial with Nismo racing driver Jann Mardenborough.

150220 - Nissan GTR Nismo - 0481-Edit

Nick Coombes of Plymouth collected the 600PS model – the most powerful GT-R to date – from leading South West dealer and Nismo specialist, JFE Nissan in Exeter, before being whisked to Thruxton racing circuit in Hampshire.

150220 - Nissan GTR Nismo - 1315

There, GT Academy graduate Mardenborough, who will race Nissan’s GT-R LM Nismo at there year’s Le Mans 24 Hour, was on hand to give the ultimate product walkthrough before hitting the track to show just what the GT-R Nismo can do.

_Nismo_Handover_034

Only 24 examples of the Nissan GT-R Nismo will be delivered in the UK and all have already been sold.

150220 - Nissan GTR Nismo - 0245

The £125,000 model has been developed by Nismo’s legendary engineering team at racing circuits worldwide and features enhanced styling, optimised aerodynamics, suspension and powertrain.

150220 - Nissan GTR Nismo - 1241

All this combines to deliver a major performance boost on the standard Nissan GT-R – itself so ferocious it’s known as ‘Godzilla’ in motoring circles. This enhanced performance allowed the GT-R Nismo to set a new record lap time of 7:08.679 at the Nurburgring.

150220 - Nissan GTR Nismo - 0418

Speaking after his Thruxton experience, retired haulage company owner Mr Coombes, said: “Once you’ve owned a GT-R nothing else will do. This is my third GT-R and as soon as I knew the GT-R Nismo was being made I knew I had to have one.”

150220 - Nissan GTR Nismo - 0417

150220 - Nissan GTR Nismo - 0411

150220 - Nissan GTR Nismo - 0284

150220 - Nissan GTR Nismo - 0186

_Nismo_Handover_007