Would Free Track Time Help You Buy A Nissan GT-R?

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Maybe it will make you forget how much the GT-R needs an update.

Automakers including a free track day experience with the purchase of one of their sportier models is nothing new. Fiat offered a day of instruction at Bob Bondurant School of High Performance with the purchase of an Abarth model, and Ford would send Shelby GT350 owners to the Utah Motorsports Campus in Tooele. Nissan is the latest automaker to make this gesture with the GT-R. If you buy a GT-R between November 14, 2016 and March 31, 2017, you will receive track time at the Virginia International Raceway.

Autoblog reports that Nissan values the track time at $2,000, which is built into the base price. The 2017 GT-R also comes with a titanium exhaust, which was a $12,900 option last year. That means that you're getting almost $15,000 worth of options for $8,000 this year. VIR will let GT-R owners choose between one of the track's five configurations as long as the car is passed the break-in period. This experience is different because you drive your own car, not one from the manufacturer. Most importantly, this track experience will not void your warranty. Unfortunately, you will still be on the hook for food and lodging if you don't live near the track.

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We don't know if a track experience would be enough to make us choose a GT-R over the competition. Remember, this is a car that still carries a $109,990 base price tag. The GT-R recently received its first major refresh, and with the R36 generation still a few years away, Nissan will hope it entices a few more buyers to the brand.

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