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Old 11th January 2009, 21:24   #16
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I was somehow feeling inclined towards GTR when it was 69K but now they have increased the price to 79K in US, maybe bcos of the high demand and limited production. This is getting closer to Porche 911 which is around 80-85K decently loaded.
thats the base 911. GTR was tested with the 911 Turbo as a benchmark.
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One of the best cars in the world just got better..more pics here..

Nissan GT-R SpecV - Supercars.net

I was wondering why the GTR was not offered in "midnight purple"...I guess they saved that colour for this THUG of all cars!!
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Give me a Viper ACR anyday. I'll spank that SpecV so hard it'll go back to Japan in shame.
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I don't have words.....(oh sorry I just drooled)! Man tech, spec and mech in one big live orchestrated symphony...BACH better watch out..This car has become so much..in time. Its an art form. A beast with a heart of Gold! I LOVE this car..and this one is THE GTR. Meaning not even close to what the previous versions were.They were excellent fiddle machines. This on the other hand is something that would play with you, and tweak you enough to be worthy of driving it. Pure Pleasure. Time to look for Aed 500,000 and a gym.(gotta get my reflexes organized). LOL!
As a wise man named rippergeo once put it "ALL HAIL GODZILLA"!
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Give me a Viper ACR anyday. I'll spank that SpecV so hard it'll go back to Japan in shame.
While the ACR is an awesome machine, i fail to see the point of your post. Even though the GTR can beat a Z06 on the track, doesn't mean i'd want a Z06 any less, and it definately doesn't mean that the Z06 "has to go (to the US?) somewhere in shame".
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While the ACR is an awesome machine, i fail to see the point of your post. Even though the GTR can beat a Z06 on the track, doesn't mean i'd want a Z06 any less, and it definately doesn't mean that the Z06 "has to go (to the US?) somewhere in shame".
Here are the major factors:

Performance,
driving involvement/comfort/satisfaction or whatever you call it,
and finally price.

CAR MODEL: Performance | Satisfaction | Price
GTR vs Z06: GTR|Z06|Z06
Z06 vs Viper: VPR| EQ|Z06
GTR vs Viper: ? |VPR|VPR
GTR-V vs ACR: ACR | ACR | ACR

?: I dont have data ,but I suspect the viper wins.

EQ: The viper has a slightly notchy shifter, drab exhaust note, and no traction control which can make it tricky. The Z06 has bad seats but prett good otherwise. The traction control system is excellent. I'd rate them equally.

Keep in mind that the ACR's MSRP is 99k and it can be bought for as low as 93k (talked to someone online who bought it).

The Spec V is obviously more of a cash cow/collector car than a true race car. There was a big deal about how the GT-R's transmission isnt bulletproof and Nissan made a car with a subpar tranny. Collectively it has weighed down on the public is now ambivalent about the car.

Please dont think me to be a GT-R hater. I put money down at the dealership to buy one of the first models out. Then I found that the delaerships wanted to play hardball and treat my badly so I withdrew.

I also had a refundable deposit on the new E92 M3. BMW treated me WONDERFULLY even though I decided not to buy.

I only wish I had the money to buy an ACR now! The car will definitely be worth 150k within 5 years time IMO.
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Old 21st January 2009, 14:04   #22
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Here are the major factors:

Performance,
driving involvement/comfort/satisfaction or whatever you call it,
and finally price.

CAR MODEL: Performance | Satisfaction | Price
GTR vs Z06: GTR|Z06|Z06
Z06 vs Viper: VPR| EQ|Z06
GTR vs Viper: ? |VPR|VPR
GTR-V vs ACR: ACR | ACR | ACR

?: I dont have data ,but I suspect the viper wins.

EQ: The viper has a slightly notchy shifter, drab exhaust note, and no traction control which can make it tricky. The Z06 has bad seats but prett good otherwise. The traction control system is excellent. I'd rate them equally.

Keep in mind that the ACR's MSRP is 99k and it can be bought for as low as 93k (talked to someone online who bought it).

The Spec V is obviously more of a cash cow/collector car than a true race car. There was a big deal about how the GT-R's transmission isnt bulletproof and Nissan made a car with a subpar tranny. Collectively it has weighed down on the public is now ambivalent about the car.

Please dont think me to be a GT-R hater. I put money down at the dealership to buy one of the first models out. Then I found that the delaerships wanted to play hardball and treat my badly so I withdrew.

I also had a refundable deposit on the new E92 M3. BMW treated me WONDERFULLY even though I decided not to buy.

I only wish I had the money to buy an ACR now! The car will definitely be worth 150k within 5 years time IMO.
Actually, i agree with you on many aspects. (except the Viper beating the GTR in any area except straightline performance, satisfaction being end-user dependent)

The base GTR is what makes sense, and to be honest, this SpecV(sentra? ) , while not bad, is a bit disappointing on the specs. front, especially considering the price tag.

The transmission stuff is a load of crap. There are many people who've taken their cars way past 600HP and a similar boost on torque(source: North American GTR Owner's Club) and have reported no issues with their transmission whatsoever. Hard, repetitive launches in a 450+ HP AWD car is something that you just do not do.

Good to hear that you didn't put up with the dealer's crap and took your money back.

Lastly, Yes, i completely agree, there is a very good chance for the value of that thing to appreciate considerably. The new ACR is not only very desirable, probably the best Viper ever made, but with the current problems Chrysler is in, it could well be the last one. Chrysler was also contemplating selling off the Viper brand. Regardless of the situations, If someone can put down money on the new ACR, they should!
Damn, do i want one....

Lastly, I want to confess that i've been in love with GTR's ever since the R32, and this one is extra special to me. I was eagerly anticipating the V Spec, and i can say that i am a bit disappointed. A bit at the specs, a bit and the price...
but mostly, the name "SpecV" Killed it for me.
Give me the base GTR, Z06, ZR1, ACR.....I'll try to forget this thing ever happened.

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Source:Car News and reviews, videos, wallpapers, pictures, free games and more. - Top Speed

Nissan will reveal the Spec-V GT-R t the 12th annual NISMO Festival at Fuji Speedway in Japan later this month, and first deliveries will begin in January-February 2009. The car will be limited to only 10 units a month. Gt-R Blog announced the car will be priced at 15,000,000 yen ($154,000 at direct current rates.)
The GT-R Spec V will be powered by the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 from the original version, but that should now deliver 520 bhp and 440 lb.-ft. of torque in this version. On paper, this is an improvement of 40 horsepower and 10 lb.-ft. of torque, but who knows how the power will really feel considering the 480hp in the "regular" GTR is disputed.
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The top end version of the GT-R costs around USD$93,000, and thats with the 480bhp engine.So 40bhp at the cost of over $55,000 ? Is it worth it?
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I read it somewhere that it is lighter also than the original gt-r
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Hard, repetitive launches in a 450+ HP AWD car is something that you just do not do.
That's not true. There are hundreds of modded Evos and Scoobys out there pushing 600 hp plus, running 10s on the dragstrip on stock gearboxes.
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That's not true. There are hundreds of modded Evos and Scoobys out there pushing 600 hp plus, running 10s on the dragstrip on stock gearboxes.
Is that right? Subarus have the crappiest stock gearboxes known to man. I personally know two people who have blown 1st and 2nd at or near stock power in WRXs. The STi's are a little better but not bulletproof.
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I meant the STis wrt Scoobys, and in particular the Evos. There's some saying about STi parts being better than regular Impreza parts.
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Finally unveiled at Geneva...the Spec-V, that is:
Nissan GT-R Spec V news - Geneva show: Nissan GT-R Spec V - 2009 - BBC Top Gear
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