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Skylines Australia Track Day: This Sunday October 4th – Oran Park – Calling GT-R Owners

September 27, 2009 Comments off


Just a reminder to NSW, Australia based GT-R / Nissan / car owners in general that Skylines Australia is hosting a track day at Oran Park circuit in Sydneys west this coming Sunday October 4th.

Quite a few GT-Rs will be out on the track, including my own, so get out and have a punt around the South Circuit while you still can. Oran Park is scheduled to be demolished to make way for property development so you need to have a drive there at least once before it goes.

Cost is just $200 per car and full details and signup can be found over at the link below.

Link: Skylines Australia – Oran Park Trackday Events Thread

Top Gear Australia: Nissan GT-R Tested Minus Speed Limiter

June 24, 2009 Comments off

Back when Top Gear Australia first tested the Nissan GT-R the only model they could lay there hands on was a Japanese imported version with the Japanese mandated 180km/hr speed limiter. The car did great still managing a 1:09 lap time around their test track.

Of course it’s always good to see what a locally delivered model was capable of and recently they did just that.

Source: Top Gear Australia via 2009 GTR Blog

Nissan GT-R Safety Car Debuts in Australian V8 Supercars Series 2009

April 3, 2009 Comments off

Nissan GT-R Safety Car - V8 Supercars

The Nissan GT-R made it’s debut as the official safety car for the Australia V8 Supercars 2009 Championship Series at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide on the 21st and 22nd of March. Over the two day main event of round 1 of the championship the GT-R made several appearances on track during safety car periods which made it all the more worthwhile tuning in.

Nissan Australia has graciously made available these fantastic high resolution images from the race. There’s also a few more lower res one’s on the official Nissan Motors Australia GT-R Home Page linked below.

Link: Nissan Motors Australia GT-R Home Page
Link: Nissan Australia GT-R Motorsports Website

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Nissan Australia Delivers First Australian Spec Nissan GT-R

April 1, 2009 Comments off

Nissan Australia Deliver first Nissan GT-R

It’s been a long, long road, from first announcements in February 2008 to here but the first Australian specification GT-R has been delivered to it’s new owner, Andrew Richmond, this morning at 12:01am, 1st April 2009 at the Ferntree Gully dealership in Victoria, Australia.

Andrew, has been a GT-R enthusiast and owner going back numerous years having participated in racing his R34 GT-R V-Spec at a club level. He also is a active participant in the Skylines Australia Victoria car club and was Victorian Club President for two years in a row. Some of the guys from the Skylines Australia club probably know him best as Snowy.

His reason for deciding that the new R35 was the car for him was simple;

“Experience dictates that the new GT-R was the best valued sports car on the planet”

Deliveries to other pre-order customers are being made as of this week y so it shouldn’t be too long before you start seeing the 2009 version of Godzilla on Australian roads.

Nissan Motors Australia is taking the new GT-R seriously and recognises the level of service that GT-R buyers expect. They’ve certified just 11 dealers Australia wide that must be specially prepared with equipment and staff training.

We’ll be checking back in with Andrew when he’s done a few k’s on Australian roads in his Australian R35 GT-R to see what his driving impressions are so check back soon…

Thanks to Nissan Motors Australia for the images.

Link: Nissan Australia GT-R Official Website
Link: Nissan Australia Certified Dealers

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Fabcar Launch R35 GT-R For Targa West Tarmac Rally Team

January 24, 2008 Comments off


Fabcar’s R35 GT-R which we saw earlier on the docks in Perth, Australia is destined to be driven by Steve Jones in the “Quit Targa West” tarmac rally in September this year. Last night was the official launch of this, their first of two cars for the event, at their headquarters in Western Australia.

Another GT-R for Fabcar is on it’s way and will also be for Quit Targa West 2008 to be driven by Tolli Challis.

The Quit Targa West is on from the 4th – 7th of September 2008 and will attract some top notch cars and drivers. Last years winner was Jim Richards/Barry Oliver in a Porsche GT3 RS followed by Tony Longhurst/Jahmeil Taylor in a Skelta G-Force. The GT-R will have it’s work cut out for it!

Video Link: Youtube: Story on Australian Channel 10 News

Image Source: Tom Jakovljevic (teejay) and rev210 @ Skylines Australia Forums
Link: Fabcar Home Page
Link: Quit Targa West Home Page

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