Nissan UK has launched its Race Academy programme for GT-R pre-order customers. Those who’ve placed an order for the new 473bhp supercar will be able to attend a one-day even at either Silverstone or the Nurburgring before their cars arrive, getting a chance to drive the GT-R and to receive one-on-one tuition.Prospective owners will get a 45 minute session in the GT-R – and will also get a chance to learn the subtle art of drifting in a 350Z. Vincent Wijnen, marketing director for Nissan GB said, "we want to share the excitement and the thrill of the GT-R with our customers. To do that, we will give those GT-R customers the chance to spend some quality time with the car before they take delivery of theirs.”Punters will have to pay for their own travel arrangements to and from the venues, but for many that will be a small price for the chance to experience the GT-R at its spiritual Nordschliefe home.

Ian Tonkin