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'08 Nissan GT-R

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

  1. Stazy

    Stazy Senior member

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    I now, the only cars that are of interest to me are the 335, IS350, and G37. I realize the GT-R is much more car than the others I mentioned; however, my point is that I'm hoping it elevates the game of the other players.
    I'm not sure the Nissan GT-R really puts much pressure on Infiniti considering they are one and the same, but as a side note, I think Infiniti is starting to fairly comparable with BMW. Granted they have way fewer models, but what they do have is pretty good.
     
  2. Dragon

    Dragon Senior member

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    Nissan cares, lol.

    Jon.


    We don`t work for them, so why should we care.

    The point is...It`s a good car (for the price) no matter if it sells well in the U.S or not.
     
  3. farfisa23

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    Gold wheels are standard equipment for the STi. It's part of the look.

    --Andre


    BBS wheels are an option for the new 2008 model, they don't come standard anymore, which is a shame, if you ask me.

    The Subie dude told me they were too expensive.

    Also, it's STI, not STi as of 2007.
     
  4. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Senior member

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    We don`t work for them, so why should we care.

    The point is...It`s a good car (for the price) no matter if it sells well in the U.S or not.


    All these wussies in their effeminate Porsches care, cause if the GT-R is fairly rare, they won't get embarrassed in front of their girl as often.
     
  5. hayzum

    hayzum Senior member

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    Unlike the Porsche, it's going to depreciate like there's no tomorrow.

    One does not purchase a Skyline and consider depreciation because the thought of selling the car never occurs to you, at least its never crossed mine.

    Slim - '95 993 GT2 > 02' R34 or vice versa?
     
  6. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Senior member

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    Dragon Senior member

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    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 Here's a cool article I just found. http://www.autoweek.com/apps/pbcs.dl.../71017001/1065
    Wow...thanks for the video. It really looks like a great car with much better chassis and engine than I thought. The track wasn`t really partially wet like they said, but maybe they will be able to cut the time a little more on a perfectly dry with lots of rubber. Here`s a video of a tuned R34. I think the comparison really shows how good the chassis and engine of the new car really is.
     
  8. Tokyo Slim

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    The track wasn`t really partially wet like they said, but maybe they will be able to cut the time a little more on a perfectly dry with lots of rubber.

    Well its really hard to tell, since the map marks the "partially wet" area in the tunnels and you can't see the road. It may very well have been wet in there, but they certainly didn't slow down much either way.

    Still a very nice lap time tho.
     
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    Anyone got 70k I can borrow?
     
  10. Artisan Fan

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    At this price, I would buy a Porsche Cayman or 911 instead. Better handling and more fun with all the local Porsche clubs.
     
  11. mizanation

    mizanation Senior member

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    you mean, buy a used porshe 911?
     
  12. Artisan Fan

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    you mean, buy a used porshe 911?

    Yes, I saw one with very low miles for $70K recently. Fully loaded you can get a new one for $80K.

    Better build quality than a Nissan as well. [​IMG]
     
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    Without having one to drive or examine, I don't see how anyone can say a Cayman or 911 handles better than the GT-R, or comment on its build quality. Chances are that the Porsches will have better build quality, but it's premature to say so.

    As for club activities, there are plenty of car clubs around that have lots of good events. Many are also brand-agnostic, though the Porsche ones tend to be pretty insular.

    --Andre
     
  14. Artisan Fan

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    Without having one to drive or examine, I don't see how anyone can say a Cayman or 911 handles better than the GT-R, or comment on its build quality. Chances are that the Porsches will have better build quality, but it's premature to say so.

    As for club activities, there are plenty of car clubs around that have lots of good events. Many are also brand-agnostic, though the Porsche ones tend to be pretty insular.

    --Andre


    I think it's a fair guess on my part based on my work in detailing on Porsches and Nissans. Also the Cayman's midengine design is tough to beat for handling.
     
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    I think it's a fair guess on my part based on my work in detailing on Porsches and Nissans. Also the Cayman's midengine design is tough to beat for handling.

    Tough to beat doesn't meant it's not beaten. If the Nurburgring stats are correct, the GT-R handles as well, if not better than the 911 turbo. You can just get around that track that quickly on sloppy suspension.
     
  16. Tokyo Slim

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    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.
     
  17. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    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!
     
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    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.

    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
     
  19. Artisan Fan

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    How do you know? Have you driven all of these cars?
     
  20. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Senior member

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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.
     

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