Supercar fans flocked to Wessex Garages’ Cribbs Causeway showroom when the business became the first dealership in Europe to display the 2017 Nissan GT-R.
While visitors were able to get a glimpse of the new model’s uprated 562bhp and 470lb-ft, 3.8-litre twin turbocharged engine, current GT-R owners were offered a free diagnostic scan for their vehicle as part of the Supercar Day event yesterday.
And Simon Newson, general manager at Wessex Garages’ Hayes Way facility, said: “We were ecstatic to be the first Nissan dealership in Europe to have the new 2017 GT-R at our purpose-built brand centre. The new model features the most significant changes to Nissan’s flagship supercar since it was introduced in 2007.”
Newson added: “We hosted the event in aid of our Charity of the Year, Dance Voice, which is a Dance Movement Psychotherapy charity based in Bedminster. We held a GT-R merchandise raffle on the day with proceeds being donated to the charity. We’re delighted to announce that we raised £160 for the charity.
“We would like to thank everyone who attended the Supercar Day to see the stunning new Nissan GT-R and for helping us to raise money for Dance Voice.”
Among the new features of the 2017 Nissan GT-R is a new titanium exhaust with open valve system, enhanced aerodynamics with greater downforce, improved body rigidity for stability and handling and new 20-inch, 15-spoke lightweight forged alloy wheels.
Inside is a brand new eight-inch touchscreen multi-function display, DAB digital radio and smartphone app integration, the latest generation NissanConnect satellite navigation and entertainment system.