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Nissan sport brand heading Down Under in 2017

Nissan GTR NISMO.

On its way Down Under: the Nissan GT-R NISMO.

The first NISMO model to go on sale in Australia will be the 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO, which will be launched in February next year.

The launch of the NISMO brand in Australia will coincide with the 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour GT3 sportscar race at the famous Mount Panorama circuit, where two factory-entered Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 entries will aim to repeat the GT-R’s 2015 victory.

“NISMO is an exciting addition to our Australian business,” said Nissan Motor Co. (Australia) Managing Director and CEO Richard Emery.

“The NISMO brand is already well known in Australia through its heritage and motor sport success.

“It is great news that Australia will now have access to NISMO products, starting with the mighty GT-R NISMO.”

The 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO features a remarkable 441kw, 652Nm version of the VR38DETT engine, and uses the same pair of high-flow, large diameter turbochargers as the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 race car.

Prior to its February 2017 launch, the first Australian orders of the 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO will be offered to loyal GT-R owners.

Due to limited supply, Nissan will reward its most loyal GT-R customers with the first opportunity to purchase an Australian-delivered 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO. These customers will be contacted over the coming months.

The 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO price tag will not be for the faint hearted but at the same time competitive with other luxury sports car brands.

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