Nissan Shows Us How To Beat The Germans With Their New Ad Campaign

Nissan has released another witty advert targeted directly at both Audi and Porsche. The Japanese automaker’s new ad campaign points out that their GT-R and 370Z is better than its German rivals.

To promote their 370Z, Nissan drove around London in a TT-S with the words “More expensive, slower and less powerful than a Nissan 370Z” printed on the side. Nissan also drove the Porsche Cayman around with the words “I dream of being as fast as a Nissan 370Z.”

Nissan makes these claims as their 370Z in manual form accelerates from 0-100km/h in 5.3 seconds where the TT-S takes 5.4 seconds and the Cayman 5.8 seconds.

Steve McLennan, Nissan UK Marketing Director said, “It simply challenges the convention of German sportscars being the only benchmark for performance and quality. Nissan is confident in the ability of 370Z and GT-R to eclipse our comparable German rivals in terms of outright performance and accessibility and it’s now time to shout about it.”

For the adverts Nissan debadged both models, in case they once again land in hot water.

Press Release

“HOW TO BEAT THE GERMANS”: NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE OVER GERMAN RIVALS IN NEW AD CAMPAIGN

* New Nissan advertising challenges rival German manufacturers

* Nissan highlights its performance advantages with promotional stunt

* Print and poster campaign launched using giant BFI IMAX billboard in London

Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd has launched a challenging new series of poster and print adverts to highlight the fact that the Nissan 370Z and the flagship Nissan GT-R have superior performance and yet cost less than their comparable German rivals.

The campaign uses tongue-in-cheek phrases such as “The Winner Hans Down,” “The Germans Came Off Wurst,” “Kaisers Chiefed” and “Deutschland Deutschland Über-Rated” in order to make people question why they would buy German brands when Nissan can offer performance at a more accessible price.

Last week, Nissan brought the advertising to life, taking an Audi TTS manual coupe around the streets of London blazoned with the words: “More expensive, slower and less powerful than a Nissan 370Z.” It was joined by a Porsche Cayman bearing the slogan: “I dream of being as fast as a Nissan 370Z” on the side. Other cars featured in the advertising campaign include versions of the BMW Z4 as well as the Porsche Boxster and 911*.

The campaign was officially launched on the giant 360-degree 47ft tall BFI IMAX billboard at Waterloo, London, and will continue to appear in key national men’s lifestyle and motoring titles, plus outdoor poster sites across the UK over the next six months.

Talking of the campaign, Steve McLennan, Nissan Marketing Director explains: “It simply challenges the convention of German sportscars being the only benchmark for performance and quality.

“Nissan is confident in the ability of 370Z and GT-R to eclipse our comparable German rivals in terms of outright performance and accessibility and it’s now time to shout about it.”

Notes to Editors:

* The 0-62mph performance of the Nissan 370Z Coupe with manual gearbox (5.3secs) is compared to the manual Audi TTS 2.0 Coupe (5.4secs), BMW Sdrive3.0i (5.8secs) and Porsche Cayman 2.9 (5.8secs).

Prices start at £28,345 for the Nissan 370Z Coupe and £59,945 for the GT-R. The 370Z can accelerate from 0-62mph in just 5.3 seconds, while the GT-R has set a time of 7m 26 seconds around the Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit.

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