New Nissan model to roll-off the factory assembly line with nitrogen-filled tires

Jan. 1, 2020
When the sporty 2009 Nissan GT-R makes its U.S. debut in June, every car will arrive in the country with nitrogen-filled tires. The tires were exclusively developed for Nissan and the GT-R, which was first released in Japan in 2007. Each American-mar
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When the sporty 2009 Nissan GT-R makes its U.S. debut in June, every car will arrive in the country with nitrogen-filled tires.

The tires were exclusively developed for Nissan and the GT-R, which was first released in Japan in 2007. Each American-market vehicle comes equipped with Bridgestone RE070R high performance run-flat summer tires, Dunlop SP Sport 600 DSST run-flat summer tires or Dunlop SP Sport 7010 A/S DSST run-flat all-season tires.

The automaker says no Nissan dealership will be certified to sell a GT-R unless it can provide access to nitrogen in order to maintain the tires in top factory-issue condition.

With that in mind, the company has selected the PurigeN98 high-purity nitrogen tire inflation system from N2Revolution, Inc. as its “recommended and approved service equipment” necessary for dealer service shop certification regarding the GT-R marque.

“The specifications that dealerships must meet in order to carry the GT-R are among the most stringent in the auto industry and we are proud to measure up to those high standards,” says Robin Pearl, PurigeN98’s president.

“We are extremely pleased that our…system was selected to participate in Nissan’s Tech-Mate program as an authorized tool and equipment vendor for all its vehicles, including the new GT-R,” adds Pearl, noting that the company’s line is guaranteed to deliver a minimum of 98 percent pure nitrogen, the same sort of high-purity gas used by NASCAR and IndyCar Series drivers in their tires when racing.

“Nitrogen is emerging as the latest consumer trend in the auto industry -- especially for high-performance vehicles,” says Pearl.

It has been endorsed by four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Jeff Gordon, who uses it in his personal cars. Both the Mario Andretti Racing School and Jeff Gordon Racing School have entered into exclusive agreements with N2Revolution to use PurigeN98 in the tires of their race cars.

“Nitrogen-filled tires help maintain proper tire pressure on all cars, which, in turn, helps improve fuel efficiency and reduce tire wear,” Pearl points out. “And, because nitrogen molecules are more stable than those of oxygen and contain no moisture, the gas doesn’t degrade the rubber or steel belts or leak through the walls of tires as quickly. As a result, drivers can realize significant savings on both fuel and tire replacement costs.

For more information, visit www.gtrnissan.com or www.purigen98.com.

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