Nissan delivers first GT-R Nismo [Video]

October 29, 2014
Nissan has delivered its first GT-R Nismo in the United States to a lucky customer in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Matt McCulloh, a die-hard GT-R fan who bought his first example of the supercar in 2009, took delivery of the first GT-R Nismo in the U.S. on Monday. The Nismo is the highest-spec GT-R available from the factory, boasting 600 horsepower from a twin-turbocharged V6 engine.

“It was like a surreal moment for me. I saw it, and it just took a second to register that this was finally my car. And that I was going to have the privilege to own the very first GT-R NISMO for the United States and be a part of the great 30-year history of the NISMO brand,” said McCulloh.

In addition to the new car, McCulloh also received a total garage makeover from Nissan. The gesture was intended as a thank you for McCulloh’s role in co-founding the North American GT-R Owners Club.

“When we realized his passion for the car, his involvement with the GT-R community, and his involvement with the brand, we wanted to do something a little extra special. First we wanted to be here, to shake his hand, see the smile on his face and just take pride in that moment with him,” said Jeff Simmons, Nissan Marketing. “Additionally we have a little something special for him. We have a crew at his house and they are giving his garage a makeover. That is going to be the home of his new NISMO, so we are giving it a little NISMO touch.”

Nissan has already sold out of the limited-edition GT-R Nismo for the 2015 model year.

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