If you're ever in Nurburgring, be sure to check out Nissan's newly opened 500-square meter exhibition space for its sports scars. Browse through Nissan's extensive motorsports history and get close to cars like the 370Z Nurburgring Edition and the GT-R. Nurburgring is particularly memorable for Nissan as it did set a record time of 7:26.7 minutes there in a 486hp (356kW) GT-R.
At the shop, you'll see the GT-R SpecV, a much more focused version of the supercar. It has additional carbon fiber parts, carbon ceramic brakes, a titanium exhaust system and a button-operated, short-time torque booster.
If you missed its appearance at Goodwood Festival of Speed, then you better go for a visit as this will be the only place in Europe where people can see the SpecV for now, before it is launched on the continent later this year. Nissan will be announcing the prices in the coming months.
Not to be ignored is Nissan's tuner wing NISMO for those who desire a little extra for their sports cars.
Don't forget to buy souvenirs. Scale cars of cars and unique merchandise, some imported from Japan, will be offered for sale. A weeklong fest will be held in October. Expect activities such as drifting and track days with the Nissan GT-R on the Nordschleife.
When it opens, the Nissan Sportscars Shop at Nurburgring will play a more distinct and bigger role in the carmaker’s marketing and sales activities. For instance, the Nissan Sportscars Shop will be part of a week of action planned by the carmaker at Nurburgring, including a drift event and track days with the Nissan GT-R on the Nordschleife.
It will also include the so-called "tour of the senses," which features a trip through the Eifel countryside that surrounds the racetrack. Those events will commence at the end of October 2009. Unlike before, Nürburgring now has opened its doors to guests and visitors for the full year – the first time since the Nordschleife was built in 1927.
Nurburgring now features a new main stand with around 5,000 covered seats. The new grounds, meanwhile, now have presentation and event areas. Nürburgring’s expansion also included additional accommodations near the track as well as an expanded range of services for corporate customers.
The expansion also includes indoor attractions. On the other hand, the ring°boulevard, which is part of the central axis of the Nurburgring, is home to themed stores and exhibition spaces by carmakers and accessory companies alike. This ring°boulevard is linked to other new attractions in the Nürburgring, like the ring°arena for public events and the ring°werk museum.