The Nissan GT-R is appropriately nicknamed ’Godzilla’ for not only being an imposing car, but because it’s also extremely fast to boot. Nobody in their wildest dreams, however, would they think that the GT-R would live up to its nickname a little too literally.

A Nissan dealership in Gainesville, Florida was the scene of a rather mysterious accident when the entire showroom floor was engulfed in a thick blanket of smoke that came from a burning vehicle. Bet you can guess what the burning car looks like.

There’s still no explanation as to why the GT-R ended up getting barbecued, but according to the Gainesville Sun, the fire started shortly after the dealership’s security guard closed up, but not before doing a thorough inspection of the floor. We’re not going to try and play detectives and assume what happened so we’re going to leave that to the investigators to piece together the ’Mystery of the Burning GT-R’. For what it’s worth, there’s a good story out there that’s waiting to be figured out.


Source: Gainesville Sun

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  (448) posted on 07.22.2011

There should be cameras inside the showroom, let’s review the incident and consider the room’s temperature, and the circuits as well.

  (504) posted on 07.13.2011

That was very unfortunate for the GTR to get burned without any reasons. Maybe there were short circuits inside the components of the unit. Good thing that no one was hurt from this burning incident.

  (331) posted on 06.21.2011

Then what happened to the investigation? I haven’t read any updates for this.. I don’t want to be sound so paranoid but I believe that this one needs to caught some attention especially to those that have the same car.

  (539) posted on 06.21.2011

This mystery case seems to be a mind boggling incident. I still can’t believe that a car that was just stocked in the showroom can still be burnt out. I think this one sounds alarming for the GTR owner.

  (334) posted on 05.25.2011

Its kind of mystery on who to blame with the incident. I really don’t get why they burned down the GTR. BTW, its a good thing that it wouldn’t cause a big fire!

  (599) posted on 05.25.2011

hmm. That’s a big mystery to be solve.. I wonder what happened to this news.
Have they resolved it already and what would be the possible reason why it get burned.

  (257) posted on 05.30.2010

Car experts claims that the engine and rear-mounted dual-clutch gearbox are built by hand.

  (798) posted on 05.30.2010

I agree! Maybe it’s a short circuit line that causes the GT-R to burst in flame.

  (815) posted on 05.27.2010

Good thing that they controlled the fire before burning all the model cars in the showroom.

  (406) posted on 05.26.2010

Oh that was a mysterious accident, isn’t it? Maybe this might cause by a grounded electricity or maybe some mice scraped some electric lining of the gt-r that might cause the spark.

  (512) posted on 05.26.2010

That was terrible for that lovely GT-R but I think they have no reason why they would go through any extra effort for a car on the show room floor, this is only a fancier garage.

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