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VIP Petfoods Nissan GT-R Outright 5th in Dunlop Targa NZ

November 3, 2008

Tarmac rallies aren’t usually the natural stomping ground for a car weighing just this side of 4000 pounds but you don’t see that stopping the Nissan GT-R from excelling at it. All last week and over the weekend, over 130 teams were attacking the roads of the North Island of New Zealand in the annual Targa New Zealand.

Tony Quinn and his brand new VIP Petfoods Nissan R35 GT-R managed a 5th position outright finish after some exciting racing in the treacherous, wet conditions. (video link)

This finish in a basic standard (but obviously targa prepared) GT-R backs up recent tarmac rally results in Australia where Nissan GT-Rs finished 5th and 9th in the Tasmanian Tarmac Challenge and outright first in the Quit Targa West.

Photos: Aaron Hape
Link: Targa New Zealand Home Page / Results

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