Order books for Nissan’s £52,900 GT-R opened on 2 April, and the firm has already taken 700 deposits for the Porsche 911 Turbo-beating supercar.Demand for the car has taken Nissan GB by surprise – so much so, in fact, that it has been forced to request additional supplies from the factory in Tochigi, Japan. Paul Wilcox, Managing Director for Nissan GB explained, “The engine of the GT-R is built by hand so there is a maximum production capability of 1000 units per month. This volume has to satisfy all global demands covering America, Asia and Europe and therefore it will be late May before we know if we have been successful in our request.”Originally Nissan GB planned to import 400 GT-Rs in 2009, and 500 in 2010, but it’s not known how the revised production request would affect these figures.Nissan is still threatening to take legal action against any companies that import GT-Rs for resale, but you’ll have to move quickly if you want to place an official order. Just don’t expect the wait that follows to go quite as quickly as the UK’s GT-R allocation. First deliveries are not expected until March 2009.