TTAC's Dederer Translates GT-R Story on Production Disruption

Andrew Dederer
by Andrew Dederer
ttacs dederer translates gt r story on production disruption

“Since around the beginning of this month, Nissan has stopped taking orders for the GT-R; the production line has been stopped. Various car magazines have suggested that the halt is tied to a price increase, a reaction to the economic crisis and the increased cost of North American production. On the other hand, Chief Vehicle Engineer Mizuno said that the GT-R would evolve; it’s been just about a year since the GT-R was first offered for sale. Nissan may be proceeding with an in-year specification change. In other words, the rumored line-stop is actually a planned line re-tooling. In any event, Nissan will not say when produciton will resume or when they’ll re-open the GT-R’s order books.”

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  • Rix Rix on Oct 14, 2008

    This is the first supercar that I have actually wanted and considered that it would be possible to buy. $75k is not unacheivable in an era where a Maxima costs $40k and a loaded 3-series can push $50k.

  • Adub Adub on Oct 14, 2008

    Somebody that speaks Japanese to the rescue!

  • Areitu Areitu on Oct 14, 2008

    I read on another blog that only Japanese dealers have stopped taking orders, suggesting a change to home-market cars. Is that still the case?

  • Blue adidas Blue adidas on Oct 15, 2008

    That's a cool tail light. Isn't that what this article is about?