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post #76 of 81
The whole point of the 08' GT-R is that it spanks the 911 Turbo, performance-wise, for $70k. If you get a 2007 Porsche Turbo at dealer invoice (good luck with that!) you are at $107,424, not 80k.MSRP is over $122k. You will not be able to match the handling of the GT-R in a Cayman, or non-turbo 911. You will have to step up to the 996 GT2 / 997 GT2 /or 997 Turbo class of Porsche to equal or beat the GT-R around any track.
post #77 of 81
I think it is butt ugly, but would still love to drive it. I wouldn't have to look at it from behind the wheel!
post #78 of 81
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim View Post
Are we talking stock 993 GT2 vs Stock R34 GT-R V Spec II?
I'm not really sure, I'd be inclined to take the R34 regardless though.

As for the new GT-R:

Nurburgring lap 7.38* -- 161.628 km/h -- 2008 Nissan GT-R, *company test driver Suzuki, track partially wet


Let's just say stock and as far as the lap time goes, I think the best time was 7.33 in a Gemballa GTR 600 so 7.38 is an excellent lap time.

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Originally Posted by A Harris View Post
I think it is butt ugly, but would still love to drive it. I wouldn't have to look at it from behind the wheel!

I prefer the styling of the predecessor over the current one.

Here are some videos for the GT-R congregation.

http://www.toprpm.com/eng/videos.htm
post #79 of 81
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You will not be able to match the handling of the GT-R in a Cayman, or non-turbo 911.

How do you know? Have you driven all of these cars?
post #80 of 81
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How do you know? Have you driven all of these cars?
No, but plenty of other people have. Are you saying that all the historical track results and reviews are faked? If a NA Porsche 911 can "out-handle" the GTR why is it that its NEVER gotten even close to its performance numbers on any of the tracks its been tested on? Especially on the Nurburgring (which IMO is pretty much the bar none ultimate test of high speed cornering) The GT-R has consistently outperformed the 911/997 Turbo throughout its production testing. What makes you think the non-turbo 997 Carrera and comparably handling Cayman are going to be able to beat it? FYI the VERY BEST Cayman S time on the Nordschleife (by Porsche driving god Walter Röhrl) is nearly a full minute slower than the GT-R. Same with the 997 Carrera. The average lap times are a bit slower than that.
post #81 of 81
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How do you know? Have you driven all of these cars?

This is pure, grade-A irony.

--Andre
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