NissanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s GT-R supercar will begin its international rollout shortly, but company official are setting a wary eye on the UK where they are concerned about illegal imports.
Even though the 473 HP GT-R is not officially set to hit Britannia until March of 2009, illegal importers are already heading to the high seas with a supply from Japan to quell the thirsts of those who canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t wait.
Nissan is concerned and warning buyers that the GT-R will not be covered by warranties. Nissan has written to importers warning them to stop bringing its cars into the UK, and is threatening to take legal action if they continue to do so.
Gary Frigo, Nissan Great BritainÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s managing director, said, “Nissan’s number-one priority is to ensure that the GT-R and its dealer network are in optimum condition to support our customers. It will take until the start of sales in March 2009 to do this.
Until that time, the UK will have no GT-R-trained technicians, no established GT-R parts supply and, most crucial of all, the GT-R will not be covered by a manufacturer’s warranty.”
Maybe these high seas pirates will go back to selling rum.