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Old 2008-09-26, 21:14   Link #261
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No, what is an Infiniti G35/G37 in North America is a Nissan Skyline in Japan, and what is a Nissan 350Z in North America is a Nissan Fairlady Z in Japan...
Thanks I totally forgot that it was called Fairlady ^^. I always get confused about what their called outside of the US
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Old 2008-09-27, 07:47   Link #262
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im talking about the gtst's i.e. all the non GTRs. yeah the gtr is a world beater

i wish the rx8 was actually good like..ya know....the rx7
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Old 2008-09-27, 21:44   Link #263
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Sadly, it would seem the RX-8's body gives off the impression that it's a chick car. That seems to be the general consensus anyways. Tokyo Drift didn't help that impression out either.
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Old 2008-09-27, 22:42   Link #264
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lol @ 4-door RX 8

Was 4-door made to lower monthly insurance rates?
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Old 2008-09-28, 04:10   Link #265
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You mean the suicide doors? That wouldn't make me consider the RX-8 a 4-door. Trucks have the same thing.
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Old 2008-09-28, 11:15   Link #266
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well well well as an anime fan, and as a driving enthusiast, my latest auto aquisition has me giddy. Pics will come

1999 Rally Blue Impreza 2.5RS with WRX rims.
JDM Version 5 ej20 STi swap, act 4 clutch, tokico springs, Blitz Nur spec exhaust, Jun Air intake, and C speed Aero with JDM headlights.

sound familiar? its Buntas car. except mine

ding!
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Old 2008-09-28, 12:43   Link #267
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well well well as an anime fan, and as a driving enthusiast, my latest auto aquisition has me giddy. Pics will come

1999 Rally Blue Impreza 2.5RS with WRX rims.
JDM Version 5 ej20 STi swap, act 4 clutch, tokico springs, Blitz Nur spec exhaust, Jun Air intake, and C speed Aero with JDM headlights.

sound familiar? its Buntas car. except mine

ding!
I suppose the "STi" is cheaper than STi, so yea, good deals.
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Old 2008-09-28, 13:33   Link #268
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the STI didnt exist in the United states in 1999, it only first came here in 2004.
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Old 2008-09-28, 14:54   Link #269
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Nice FLCL. Same exact car and engine as my friend's. I'm not sure if he has the same parts, but I wouldn't be surprised if they're close. I've seen Initial D and we've got quite the fair amount of cars that were Initial D inspired. Hence why my friend has the FC and FD. There's a panda Trueno for sale floating around in the local craigslist and I'm actually considering of buying it and slap a Fujiwara Tofu Shop decal on the side of the car.
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Old 2008-09-28, 14:59   Link #270
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we should totally take some videos of our cars in mountain passes (i have plenty, i live in colorado) and make a video

"Initial D: Animesuki Style"

that would be awesome

JUSTINSTRIFE, FD!
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Old 2008-09-30, 06:04   Link #271
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Porsche accuses Nissan of cheating at 'Ring

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Porsche has just run its own back-to-back tests with the Japanese company's GT-R supercar and says it could not get within 25 seconds of Nissan's claimed record time of seven minutes 29 seconds in April.

It also found its 911 Turbo and GT2 were both quicker than the GT-R.

"This wonder car with 7:29 could not have been a regular series production car," says August Achleitner, the 911 product chief for Porsche, speaking to the CARSguide at the Australian press preview of the latest 911 Cabrio.

"For us, it's not clear how this time is possible. What we can imagine with this Nissan is they used other tyres."

He believes the time achieved by Nissan with ex-Formula One driver Toshio Suzuki would only be possible with a semi-slick race-style tyre.

Achleitner says Porsche took a standard GT-R, running on regular road tyres, and ran it around the Nurburgring within two hours of its own cars, on the same day with exactly the same weather conditions.

He says there was no tweaking of any kind and the GT2 and Turbo both ran on regular Porsche road tyres, the Michelin Sport Cup.

"We bought the car in the US. We drove a GT-R with new tyres," he says.

Achleitner was initially protective of the exact lap times, which were run during a program when Porsche also compared its upcoming four-door Panamera with a range of potential rivals.

But he eventually revealed his team clocked the GT-R at 7 minutes 54 seconds, with the 911 Turbo managing 7:38 and the GT2 getting down to 7:34.

The laps were not run by Porsche's usual hot-lap specialist, former world rally champion and race winner Walter Rohrl, but one of the company's chassis development engineers who is an expert on the Nurburgring.

Achleitner says the back-to-back comparison was run because Porsche was concerned by Nissan's claims for the GT-R, which is heavier than the 911 with similar power.

"The Nissan is a good car. I don't want to make anything bad with my words," he says.

"It's a very consistent car. But this car is about 20 kilos heavier than the Turbo . . ."

In the end, Porsche believes its testing has achieved the right lap times for the Skyline GT-R and benchmarked it against its own 911 heroes in the right context.

"For us it has been clearly the result. This technical puzzle now fits together. With the other numbers we had problems to understand it," he says.

- Herald Sun
http://carsguide.news.com.au/site/mo...t_nurburgring/


Anyway... this GT-R is SICK~!







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Old 2008-09-30, 06:06   Link #272
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Well how can they explain the results of countless magazine tests where the GTR is quicker than the 911 turbo around other tracks?
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Old 2008-09-30, 07:47   Link #273
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porsche is stupid, gtr would kill it all day

a friend of mines dad in our subaru club bought a gtr, ill upload pics later of it at our latest meet.
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Old 2008-09-30, 13:06   Link #274
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The new GT-R has over 500hp, which is not common with Japanese cars. I believe the makers' intent were to have it be able to compete with exotics.

I really like the design, but what concerns me is its cornering ability. I guess I'll be waiting for Top Gear to give me some visual results.
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Old 2008-09-30, 13:52   Link #275
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The new GT-R has over 500hp, which is not common with Japanese cars. I believe the makers' intent were to have it be able to compete with exotics.

I really like the design, but what concerns me is its cornering ability. I guess I'll be waiting for Top Gear to give me some visual results.
No, it has 480hp that only loses ~10% of its power to drivetrain.


And top geat already tested the GT-R. Clarkson claims it corners faster than electricity
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c9EXPpgq7U&fmt=18
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Old 2008-09-30, 14:02   Link #276
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So when will Porschit accuse Chevy of cheating with the ZR-1's time, or the Dodge ACR ?

Everyone "plays" on the Nurburgring now. Unfortunately Porsche doesn't like it.
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Old 2008-09-30, 14:35   Link #277
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Boo-hoo...Even though I like Porsches, that's a bit pathetic of them to claim impossibilities when the Corvette ZR-1 can match or beat the Nissan GT-R's Nurburgring times, and on top of that, the Viper ACR beat the ZR-1's Nurburgring times...It's not impossible, they just aren't trying harder...

At the same time, I hate how Nurburgring lap times have become some sort of be-all-end-all when it comes to bragging rights...Yeah, it's complex, and it's got a bit of everything, but it's not the only track in the world, and it's not like you're going to get a lap time etched in a stone tablet with each purchase of that car or anything...
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Old 2008-09-30, 16:24   Link #278
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No, it has 480hp that only loses ~10% of its power to drivetrain.


And top geat already tested the GT-R. Clarkson claims it corners faster than electricity
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c9EXPpgq7U&fmt=18
woot. Wow. I want one now. That video was great. The music they play when the Stig's driving is always funny.

So, they lowered the horsepower to slightly below 500hp, eh? Still not a bad car from the looks of it.
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Old 2008-09-30, 16:42   Link #279
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It's always been 480hp, similar to Porsche 997 turbo. On dyno it's rated 430whp
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It's always been 480hp, similar to Porsche 997 turbo. On dyno it's rated 430whp
I was referring to when magazines were saying it would be over 500hp before Nissan even put it out in the market.
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