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'08 Nissan GT-R

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Christofuh, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. Christofuh

    Christofuh Senior member

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    This car managed to beat the 911 Turbo on Nordschleife even before having reached dealer showrooms.
    Discuss [​IMG]



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  2. DNW

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    I'll definitely be looking at it next time I'm shopping for a M3. It sounds pretty badass based on the specs.
     
  3. whodini

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    The top pic makes it look like a cross between a Celica and a Chevy Cobalt.
     
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    Badass. Will this be on sale in the USA?

    JB
     
  5. DNW

    DNW Senior member

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    Badass. Will this be on sale in the USA?

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    Supposedly.
     
  6. EL72

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    Nissan rocks!! I've been very happy with my Altima and I'm looking to purchase another Nissan now (a Quest Minivan though [​IMG]). The GT-R is awesome but may have to wait a few years until I no longer have passengers with car seats [​IMG]
     
  7. Christofuh

    Christofuh Senior member

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    Badass. Will this be on sale in the USA?

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    Unlike previous Skylines, this car was engineered with LHD markets factored in.
    The projected price is said to be around 70 large. Though with US$ being in the toilet, who the fick knows ? [​IMG]
     
  8. Tokyo Slim

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    http://www.gtrnissan.com/

    Some nice (albeit brief) videos of Autobahn, Laguna Seca, Nurburgring (in the rain!) all weather testing in the snow, and high speed laps in Arizona.
     
  9. Artisan Fan

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    Awesome but you still get more pussy in a Porsche.

    Then again those Amerikajinda chicks might be interested...[​IMG]
     
  10. DNW

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    Awesome but you still get more pussy in a Porsche.

    Then again those Amerikajinda chicks might be interested...[​IMG]


    You racist bastard. [​IMG]
     
  11. visionology

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    Thought it was hideous 2 years ago and still think so. Great performance numbers though, beating a car that costs more than $50K more is very impressive. Already rumored that a hooked up version will come out in 2010 with a carbon and alloy body to reduce weight and further increase the numbers.
     
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    It's yet another Japanese nerd car (along with the STi and the Evo 8): ugly, ungainly form follows function, but packed with performance.

    --Andre
     
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    Japan used to make a very cool car:

    [​IMG]

    Jon.
     
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    It's yet another Japanese nerd car (along with the STi and the Evo 8): ugly, ungainly form follows function, but packed with performance.

    --Andre


    My sentiments exactly. It will likely sell out intially but its so ungainly looking that I wonder if the performance numbers and its reputation will be enough to make it a long-term sales success in the US. it could eventually suffer the fate of the NSX, still a beautiful car.
     
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    Wow... see I thought the NSX was super generic looking.
     
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    I like it and can't wait to see it in the showroom! Although I liked the more 'purposeful' look of the prototype. The interior photos make it appear very well appointed and finished, and I think that it may put a price equivalent Euro sportscar's interior a run for it's money.

    Maybe you may 'pull' more "p" in a Porsche, but if you need a car to pull, then maybe, just maybe you are compensating for a lack somewhere else?
     
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    so this is what happens when you give the japanese a $70 grand budget for a sports car. porsche killer!
     
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    The NSX has always been one of my very favorite cars. I don't find it particularly generic looking. IMO it screams "Honda," and that's cool with me.
     
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    well im in australia, and we've had GT-R's since they came out in the late 80's (because we're RHD we get all the good jap cars that were never sold in the states [​IMG] ) one of the biggest mistakes nissan did was to not release the skyline gtr as a LHD

    theyre an AMAZING car. Their popular nickname is "Godzilla" which was actually coined by the australian magazine wheels when they tested the r32 version in 1990 for the fact that it had supercar like performance that mimiced and in fact exceeded most european sports cars at the time. Unfortunatly later versions were limited by japans horsepower agreement which meant all performance vehicles were not allowed to exceed 300hp so in its later years it became slow and dull as other sports cars power increased.

    a few years ago that agreement was done away with and now nissan are going to produce another world beating car like they did in 1990.

    for me im not sold on the looks, and its powered by a new V6 instead of the renowned I6 that came before it.

    will be interesting to see when its released!
     
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    It's yet another Japanese nerd car (along with the STi and the Evo 8): ugly, ungainly form follows function, but packed with performance.

    --Andre


    +1.
     

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