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Nissan held a massive party for the GT-R at Fuji
In pictures: 20th Nismo Festival at Mount Fuji honours the most famous Nissan of all
In the first of the original Lord of the Rings films, there is a point where the fellowship attempt to traverse a mountain pass. Only, a dastardly wizard tries to impede our heroes’ journey. “He’s trying to bring down the mountain,” Aragorn notes.
Nissan has obviously channelled such wisdom. Over the weekend, it held its 20th annual Nismo Festival at Fuji Speedway – nestled in the shadow of Mount Fuji – and threw the full spectrum of GT-R at it.
Yep, this year’s end-of-year celebrations – whereby Nissan caps off its global motorsport year with a giant party – honoured the most famous Nissan of them all. Godzilla. Honoured it with 16 famous GT-Rs from history, dating all the way back to the Skyline HT 2000 from the late Sixties.Others included the famous Calsonic GT-R; the R32 won 19 consecutive races in Japan, and came out on top in a recent poll of Nissan/Nismo fan favourites.
It wasn’t all GT-R though. There were Le Mans racers, Super GT nutjobs and plenty more.
We’ve corralled together some pics from the event, so take a moment to have a flick through.