These Seniors Driving the Nissan GT-R Will Make You Cry
Every few years in the United States, there is a debate whether people over a certain age should really be allowed to drive. In Brazil, drivers over the age of 65 must take (and pass) a physical test every three years to remain eligible for their license. As many Americans know, losing your license significantly reduces your freedom of movement, as you are always relying on someone else to take you to your destination (or public transportation). To honor its elders, Nissan Brazil decided to give a few seniors whose drivers licenses were about to expire the ride of their lives in the Nissan GT-R.
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Take a look at the video below to see it for yourself. Titled “The Great Farewell,” it is guaranteed to make your eyes tear up. Do not forget to turn on the English subtitles as well.
The seniors are picked up in a Nissan Kicks compact crossover and taken to a racetrack, where they get to have a wild ride in one of the world’s fastest cars, the Nissan GT-R. After the car’s first lap, the car stops and the professional driver offers to let the senior citizens drive the powerful car as a way to say goodbye to the road as they know it. As the Nissan GT-R races off from the track’s green light, a banner flies, celebrating the occasion. For part of the lap, the Nissan GT-R is joined by a motorcycle gang to give it a proper escort and at one point, a biker jumps the track to land on a truck for extra flair. At the end of the lap, each senior is met by their cheering families and a marching band.
There comes a time in many of our lives where we have to say goodbye to driving. We have to give Nissan a round of applause for making sure that this experience was as happy as possible for these drivers.