First U.S. GT-R Owner Takes Delivery

We're used to movie, video game, and book releases occurring at midnight, but a new-car delivery? Daryl Alison of Costa Mesa, California, was handed the keys to his black 2009 GT-R at 12:01 am Pacific on July 7, 2008, the first official day of GT-R sales.

Alison is the first U.S. customer to take delivery of Nissan's twin-turbo V-6 sports coupe. The ceremony took place at Universal City Nissan in Los Angeles, one of a select few GT-R Certified Nissan stores in the country.

As of the first day of sales, more than 1700 U.S.-bound GT-Rs have been spoken for, or about 70 percent of cars allocated for the country, so it's not too late to get in line.

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