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      07-28-2011, 06:50 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by SUB-ZERO View Post
The GTR is nuts! (...) I just don't understand how Nissan can make a pig of a car perform to the extreme level that the GTR can perform to.....really mind blowing.
It's actually quite simple - Nissan went for the numbers. They sought out (and found, obviously) any possible efficiency in putting power to the ground - at the expense of the driving experience IMO.

I truly, really, honestly, don't care at all about the GT-R. I drove my friend's and it did absolutely nothing for me. I'm much happier with my M3, no matter how slow it is by comparison.

To me, stepping "up" doesn't involve running GT-R lap times, but rather enjoying a better driving experience. A 997.2S is a step up from the GT-R in my worldview. I imagine a GT3 would be 2-3 steps up.

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