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Old 22nd January 2008, 03:32   #16
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The new one looks so fat and sloppy..
it looks like an overweight Z or a Infinity with a rice boy body kit.
Skylines are supposed to look like regular family cars which can fck supercars. I think all the former tuner cars are becoming uglier not just the skyline - chk out the new subaru and evo also...
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The new one looks so fat and sloppy..
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Skylines are supposed to look like regular family cars which can fck supercars. I think all the former tuner cars are becoming uglier not just the skyline - chk out the new subaru and evo also...
I totally agree with you...nissan just lost the plot and went overboard...
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Old 22nd January 2008, 04:31   #18
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I totally agree with you...nissan just lost the plot and went overboard...
cheers: yes !!

Nismo's Z tune hand made 20 cars were the last of Skylines.
Dude check out what Ford has done with the Mustang.. its a modern car but still looks like a mustang, a more modern version , they didnt try to make it look like a porsche/350Z wannabe ...
Why couldn't the shtheads at Nissan make a modern Skyline without alienating itself.
Even the Mazda Mx5, its a modern car but still mantains the original looks..
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Old 22nd January 2008, 08:16   #19
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The new GTR is bound to do well and I think dealerships across the world have enough advance orders.
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Old 22nd January 2008, 21:45   #20
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Do this same comparison for any other ordinary car even will reveal similar results. Todays honda civic is probably bigger than yester-years honda accord and so on! great pic you've put up to show this. very nice!
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Do this same comparison for any other ordinary car even will reveal similar results. Todays honda civic is probably bigger than yester-years honda accord and so on!
Quite true. Every car looks & feels much bigger than its predecessor.
I guess the reason why the GT-R looks bigger,is that this time round,it'll cater to a wide range of people. I did read an article on CNN,that mentioned the GT-R catering to an enthisiast looking for the sporty vehicle & also the average middle to upper-middle class businessman looking for something in terms of a style statement.
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Do this same comparison for any other ordinary car even will reveal similar results.
Oh really? Chevrolet Malibu? Chevrolet Impala?
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All that size/weight does come with it's disadvantages. With 475bhp on tap it laps the Tsukuba circuit in around 1min 3secs while the 02' NSX R with 290bhp does it in 1min 4secs.

Even on the 21km Nurburgring, it was only 0.85 secs quicker per km.

They seriously need to introduce a sportier/lighter version.

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Seemingly the car does 475 hp at the wheel so at the crank it'll be much more... around 550 or so. Some of the extra weight is not because of the size but more for safety equipment. Making it lighter would entail using carbon fiber everywhere which would push up the cost of the car significantly, which basically would make it compete with the european badges in price. But yes there should be a lighter, no holes barred version of it from NISMO.

Maybe I'm the only one that likes the styling of the new GT-R more than the old skylines.
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Old 23rd January 2008, 18:30   #25
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Like everybody R34 is the best for me,I dont like the new one's look at all.
It doesnt represent the Skyline in my idea.
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Old 23rd January 2008, 19:14   #26
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R32-GTR hands down FTW
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Old 23rd January 2008, 20:33   #27
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Oh really? Chevrolet Malibu? Chevrolet Impala?
The 2000 model year malibu is still smaller than 2006-2007 malibu. Although the 2008 maybe the same or a little smaller than last years.
About the impala and several other american cars i'll agree that they're not as big.

How about the small - to- big list
Toyota Corolla, Camry,
Honda Accord, Civic, Odyssey
Nissan Altima Maxima and ofcourse the Skyline that started this thread.
Infiniti G3x's have also grown a wee bit bigger than last year.
Ford Taurus, Explorer, Expedition
GMC Yukon, Tahoe,
Jeep Liberty.
Mini Coopers grown big as well
The list is never ending. One or two that've remained small i'm sure its not because of them realising they've grown big and should contain their size etc.
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^ im just pulling your leg highway bunny.

there was a time when cars used to be HUGE. i mean massive: look at the old american thunderbirds, eldorados etc. the japanese came in and microsized everything. that was three decades ago. now we see a rebound, everyone's moving back to "mid size" or even "extra large".
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All that size/weight does come with it's disadvantages. With 475bhp on tap it laps the Tsukuba circuit in around 1min 3secs while the 02' NSX R with 290bhp does it in 1min 4secs.

Even on the 21km Nurburgring, it was only 0.85 secs quicker per km.

They seriously need to introduce a sportier/lighter version.

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Lighter sports cars in the non-supercar segment do not sell well. I am not sure but I think even the Honda Si struggles to set the sales on fire. Not even the most-wanted Supras, Preludes, Integras could set the sales on fire and eventually had to withdraw from the market.

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Seemingly the car does 475 hp at the wheel so at the crank it'll be much more... around 550 or so.
Its 480ps at the wheels.

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Like everybody R34 is the best for me,I dont like the new one's look at all.
It doesnt represent the Skyline in my idea.
They had dropped the Skyline name from this car. They want to sell the Infiniti G37 as Skylines. Maybe thats the reason.

Still the new GTR offers the maximum bang for the buck.
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Lighter sports cars in the non-supercar segment do not sell well. I am not sure but I think even the Honda Si struggles to set the sales on fire. Not even the most-wanted Supras, Preludes, Integras could set the sales on fire and eventually had to withdraw from the market.
I said variant/version. Even a set of limited editions will do. But just get something out there that isn't called "Skyline" bcoz the name tag says so.

With 475bhp at the wheels (if that really is the case), it should have nuked everything in sight but unfortunately, it just hasn't been able to make the kind of impact we were expecting it to.

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