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Old 24th January 2008, 02:11   #31
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With 475bhp at the wheels
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I am sorry , I meant 475bhp at the crank. My mistake.
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Old 24th January 2008, 22:11   #32
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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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sigh...gone are the days when we had light weight bare minimal cars aplenty!
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Old 24th January 2008, 22:13   #33
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Whatever's built now,gets built pretty solid & heavy. I wonder how these types of cars, and pick up trucks/SUV will sell in summer. Gas guzzlers these! $4 a gallon,people are gonna prefer walking to work.
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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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yes,but again the weight difference is pretty significant....Not to forget the NSXr can carry a lot of a corner speeds and is an actual sportscar with 2seats,no frill while the GTR is a 4seater...
Watching a lot of Best Motoring..eh??
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random stat: your car spends close to 95% of its energy trying to move your car from one destination to another! just the body! the other 5% is spent moving you. talk about inefficient.
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yes,but again the weight difference is pretty significant
Thats the point i was trying to make. The performance drop is due to the weight. If they drop the weight, the cornering speeds will automatically increase.

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isnt it the same problem with the Evo's, they're becoming heavier & heavier with every new model.
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I haven't seen the entire video, so have no idea how good it is.
Just if someone wants to view, heres the link :
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Maybe I'm the only one that likes the styling of the new GT-R more than the old skylines.
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Its more aggresive, muscular and contemperory.

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Old 4th February 2009, 20:39   #40
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Every GTR, skyline or not is special in it's own way.
If i were to choose just one though, it's be the R34 Nismo Z-Tune :P
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and dont forget , the safety regulations which will add masses of plastic and sheet metal to a car , just to protect the poor pedestrians from these cars if (unfortunately this does happen occasionally) some idiot gets behind the wheel and decides to wrap it around a tree or something
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I also vote for the R34. The best looking Skyline ever!!
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