Channel 4’s psychological illusionist, Derren Brown will be driving a Nissan Primera for the duration of his forthcoming UK tour. Derren’s Primera is a top of the range T-SPEC, which he has more in common with than you might think. Both are unique performers with intelligence at the centre of their acts, the only difference being that the Primera’s speciality is technology and Derren’s is more mind blowing.
Derren will be using the car to travel to various theatres around the country from 15 March, including Croydon, Portsmouth, Swansea and Edinburgh. The tour finishes mid-May when Derren will be back on Channel 4 with a second series of the popular programme Mind Control.
Nissan has waved its magic wand over this model. Like Derren, the T-SPEC has ESP but in the Primera’s case it means Electronic Stability Program (ESP) which reduces the effect of understeer and oversteer by braking the wheels on the outside of a bend to keep the car on its intended track. The T-SPEC also comes equipped with an Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) system, which via a laser sensor at the front of the car continuously measures the distance to the vehicle ahead, adjusting its speed appropriately.
In addition, the Primera comes with a rear view parking camera that shows the view behind during reversing via a clear picture on the central display. The standard DVD satellite navigation system, as if by magic, guides you to a destination that could be almost anywhere in Europe, using unique Birdview™ 3D graphics.
Nissan has read customers’ minds further still, and so to suit all, offers nine different versions of the Primera. It’s available in four door, five door, or estate bodystyles, and with three choices of engine, including 1.8 and 2.0 litre petrol, as well as the high-powered 2.2dCi which gives an average fuel consumption of 46.3 mpg.Published 16 March 2004