Start your engines! A Nissan dealership group with showrooms in Devon and Somerset is running an exciting motorsports-based competition to coincide with the arrival of the sensational Gran Turismo movie in cinemas.
South West Nissan, which has dealerships in Barnstaple, Exeter and Wellington, is giving children between the ages of 10 and 16 the chance to win an amazing track day experience worth £170.
All they have to do is have a picture taken of themselves beside any Nissan GT-R before August 31 – with a friend or relative allowed to pose by the car on their behalf.
The image must then be uploaded to the South West Nissan Facebook page, and the name of the lucky winner will be announced on September 6.
To make it as easy as possible to get involved, the team from South West Nissan have been positioning their own GT-R in various locations in recent weeks. From now until the end of August, the car will be at the company’s Exeter dealership in Grace Road West, Marsh Barton.
The winner of the track day will be able to select four incredible supercars for an adrenaline-fuelled motorsport experience, enjoying a thrilling three miles in each, all while accompanied by an expert driver. It goes without saying that a stunning Nissan GT-R will be among the choices!
Runner-up prizes include a pair of cinema tickets and a stylish ‘Gran Turismo’ cap.
The new film focuses on the incredible story of Jann Mardenborough, highly skilled at the Gran Turismo video game/simulator, who beat off competition from 90,000 rivals to qualify for the 2011 Nissan GT Academy and become a real-life racing driver.
Starring Archie Madekwe, the movie has won rave reviews with The Guardian describing it as ‘‘pedal to the metal entertainment’’ and Yahoo! Movies saying it’s ‘‘exceptionally exciting’’.
South West Nissan is proud to have its own connections to Jann Mardenborough! Back in 2015, an unforgettable moment unfolded at the company’s Exeter dealership when a delighted customer became the very first person in the UK to take delivery of an extraordinary Nissan GT-R Nismo R35 – and then went on to enjoy a track day with Jann at Thruxton Circuit in Hampshire.
A South West Nissan spokesperson said: ‘‘We have had a huge amount of interest in our Gran Turismo movie competition and our lucky winner is sure to have a thrilling and memorable day out. There’s still time to get involved and entry is free!
‘‘We are delighted to have a direct connection to the fantastic new Gran Turismo film and perhaps Jann Mardenborough will come and visit us again one day! We’d be delighted to welcome him back.’’
Full terms and conditions of the competition appear on the South West Nissan website.