Nissan Australia Managing Director, Dan Thompson confirmed that Nissan will be returning to the NÃ¼rburgring for a new assault on the Nordschleife in April 2009. He made the announcement as part of his speech during last Friday’s media day at the Melbourne International Motor Show.
His comments were also repeated in the press release announcing the Nissan GT-R as the official Safety Car for the Australian V8 Supercar series.
â€œJust this week we heard about a new plan by the GT-R team to return to Germanyâ€™s NÃ¼rburgring in April where the GT-R already holds a lap record for the fastest production car at the circuit â€“ a scorching 7m 29 secs. And with the latest 2009 GT-R now in play, Nissanâ€™s Chief Test Driver Toshio Suzuki will have his sights set on an even faster lap time,â€ said Thompson.
Watch this space!
UPDATE 11 March: It has been confirmed at GTRBlog that both the regular GT-R and Spec-V will be at the Ring in April. The world will no doubt be watching how the Spec-V performs.