The auction house Silverstone Auctions will offer for sale a Nissan GT-R appearing in the cast of the film Gran Turismo.
Here is some exciting news for sports car and movie enthusiasts. Silverstone Auctions is preparing to auction an exceptional piece: a Nissan GT-R that was part of the cast of the film Gran Turismo.
This GT-R also raced in competitions with Jann Mardenborough, the first-ever GT Academy winnerbehind the wheel.
Since August 9, fervent admirers of the Gran Turismo franchise have had the chance to discover on the big screen the thrilling adventures of the GT Academy as well as the career of British driver Jann Mardenborough, thanks to the film of the same name, directed by the Neill Blomkamp.
The feature film, featuring acclaimed actors such as Archie Madekwe (playing Jann Mardenborough) and Orlando Bloom (known for his roles in “Pirates of the Caribbean” and the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy), notably traces the story of a Nissan R35 GT-R, that Jann Mardenborough himself drove in competition in the colors of Nissan Europe.
This is a 2014 Nissan GT-R Nismo, meticulously prepared by RJN Motorsport to 2015 Nismo specifications. This car was entered into a ‘factory’ program under the Nissan GT Academy Team RJN banners.
The R35 GT-R shone at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring with an impressive 9th place in 2015, and a solid 11th place in 2016, after a fierce battle against Bentley. As well as the exploits of Jann Mardenborough, this Nissan GT-R GT3 has also been driven by other GT Academy winners, including Ricardo Sanchez, Gaetan Paletou and Lucas Ordonez. It also took part in the FIA GT Championship, with Alex Buncombe and Stuart Moore at the controls.
The Nissan GT-R, which played a major role on the big screen and on the racetrack, will be auctioned by Silverstone Auctions at the prestigious Silverstone Classic event, taking place from August 25-26. Experts estimate that this collector’s item could find a new buyer for an oscillating amount between 225,000 and 275,000 pounds (about 260,000 to 318,000 euros).
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