Edaran Tan Chong Motor Ignites Motorsports Spirit with GT-R Heritage Exhibition
KUALA LUMPUR, 23 SEPTEMBER 2016 – In conjunction with the motorsports theme, Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn. Bhd. (ETCM) is showcasing the GT-R Heritage Exhibition at ETCM Jalan Raja Laut from 23 September 2016 till 2 October 2016, with aims to ignite the motorsports spirit and to recognize the years the Nissan GT-R have been the flagship as the brand’s performance vehicle.
The highlight of the GT-R Heritage is the display of three (3) motorsport legends -the Nissan Skyline GT-R R33, R34, and GT-R R35. As the icon for Nissan, the GT-R has achieved fame and success on both the road and track.
Taking a closer look at the cars, visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to view one of the 250 units of limited edition Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 M-Spec Nur that was built and design to commemorate the success of the Nissan GT-R R34.
Coinciding with the motorsports spirit, ETCM today carried out the Prize Giving Ceremony for the Central Region winner, Kavitha A/P Rajamanikam, who bought a Nissan Almera 1.5E AT at ETCM Jalan Raja Laut during the “Passion to Win” Campaign.
35-year old Kavitha A/P Rajamanikam was excited when she heard the news. “The buying decision was recommended by my niece who also purchased the Almera, as the car is reliable and value for money. I did not expect to be one of the winners to be able to visit Thailand to experience the Super GT. Now, I cannot wait to enjoy the trip with my husband, all thanks to ETCM.”
The Campaign enables five (5) lucky winners who purchased and registered a Nissan in August, as well as a lucky winner for the Facebook caption contest to have the opportunity for an all-expense paid trip to the 2016 Super GT Round 7 in Buriram, Thailand.
Picture (from left to right): • Ms Kavitha A/P Rajamanikam (Central Region Winner) and her Husband • Dato’ Dr. Ang Bon Beng (拿督洪文明博士), Executive Director, Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd • Mr Alex Tan (陈振基先生), Head of Sales Target Compliance, ETCM Central
The remaining winners are Jefery Fernandez A/L Freddy, who bought a Nissan Almera 15E AT; Rossuriana Binti Busu, who bought the Nissan X-Trail 2.0L; Wong Yun Kang, who bought the Serena S-Hybrid; and Chua Yew Kwang who bought the Nissan X-Trail 2.5L, whilst Ong E-Laine won the Facebook “Passion to Win” caption contest.
“The Campaign tagline “Passion to Win” is centered and focused on the spirit of Super GT that has expanded throughout the ASEAN Region as well as NISMO’s determination to winning the 3rd consecutive Super GT series title. On behalf of ETCM, I would like to thank all our customers for the support that they have given us. The great response we received in our August Campaign has motivated us to extend and further uplift the Nissan Motorsports spirit with the showcase of the GT-R Heritage Exhibition at ETCM Jalan Raja Laut (KL) showroom. Keeping our customers happy is a priority for us, and with the Super GT Thailand Trip, we hope to delight our lucky owners with such a thrilling experience”, said Dato’ Dr. Ang Bon Beng, Executive Director of ETCM.
Members of the public are invited to visit our showroom at ETCM Raja Laut (KL) to explore the GT-R Heritage Exhibition.
For more information, visit www.nissan.com.my or call ETCM’s Nissan Customer Care Centre at 1800-88-3838.
Brief History of GT-R
Since 1964, the first Skyline – 2000GT – was designed and built by Prince Motor Company which Nissan took over in 1966. In September 1972, the 1972 Nissan Skyline H/T 2000 GT-R C110 made its debut with the GT-R moniker which was later launched in January the following year.
In 1989, after 16 years, the GT-R name was reintroduced with the eighth-generation Skyline – Nissan Skyline GT-R R32. It featured a 6-cylinder in line, DOHC, RB26DETT engine, which held the honor for the consecutive wins in the All Japan Championships.
The ninth-generation Nissan Skyline GT-R R33 followed suit which was officially launched in January 1995 and raced at Le Mans, taking 10th overall and 5th in class in its first year with specially-developed NISMO GT-R LM.
The Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 made a historical victory debut in All Japan Grand Touring Car Championship in 1999 and went to win another three titles before it was retired in 2002 that marked the last production of the Skyline GT-R series.
Making its first debut at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan GT-R R35 engine has introduced the all-new V6 VR38DETT rated at 480hp with a GR6 Dual clutch 6-speed transmission, claiming the SUPER GT GT500 Championship for two years in a row.
EDARAN TAN CHONG MOTOR IGNITES MOTORSPORTS SPIRIT WITH GT-R HERITAGE EXHIBITION