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      12-19-2007, 06:00 PM   #23
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maybe he froze time and sped up the fatass car to 60 and unfroze time thus tricking the test equipment.
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      12-19-2007, 06:38 PM   #24
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It looks like many components will be hand built http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nissan_GT-R according to Wikipedia (sorry, I know this is not the best reference material).

If production is indeed limited to 1000 cars a month for the entire world, then it will be hard to get these without paying a premium...
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      12-19-2007, 11:08 PM   #25
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I'm not doubting it, but looks like it's timed by those GPS box? Terrry did a 3.8 or something 0-60 with one of those
Umm, basically all car magazines use the GPS based acceleration meters.
Prior to that, they used radar guns and/or 5th wheels that were suction cupped to the side of the car.

The VBox that consumers can buy for $499 is a basic model of the same thing.
The ones the car mags use are now only about $2500+ and have a lot more technical data to them (braking times and distances, skidpad g forces ,etc etc)

If you really thought car magazines got their times at dragstrips with timing lights, well you need a LONG overdue reality check, sorry.
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      12-19-2007, 11:17 PM   #26
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The funniest thing about the Edmunds article is them saying the ZO6 is way slower with 1/4 mile ET's of 12's and traps of only 120 mph.

Umm, did the Edmunds editor have his 18 year old daughter test the ZO6??

The ZO6 traps at 125-127 mph and owners are getting low 11's with them, one getting a 10.9 on a stock car.

And can you imagine if the ZO6 had the traction of the GT-R off the line??
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      12-20-2007, 12:38 AM   #27
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      12-20-2007, 12:47 AM   #28
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The funniest thing about the Edmunds article is them saying the ZO6 is way slower with 1/4 mile ET's of 12's and traps of only 120 mph.

Umm, did the Edmunds editor have his 18 year old daughter test the ZO6??

The ZO6 traps at 125-127 mph and owners are getting low 11's with them, one getting a 10.9 on a stock car.

And can you imagine if the ZO6 had the traction of the GT-R off the line??
I thought the same thing when I read that, maybe he's thinking of a C5 Z06 because no one else that has tested the C6 Z06 got those type of crappy times. The GT-R may be faster 0-60 by .2-.3 but the Z06 has caught it or passed it by the end of the 1/4.

GM just raised the bar today anyway...

http://www.corvetteactioncenter.com/...r1_press1.html
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      12-20-2007, 10:56 AM   #29
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This is insane... they've really tweaked the car in every aspect to make use of the power. I thought this whole time it was using a V8, but its actually a TTV6??

The procede guys have a lot of work ahead of you to catch up... and the E9x M3 better be getting some boost in the HP too...
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      12-21-2007, 08:28 AM   #30
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goodness i didnt pay attenion to this car and disconted it as a rice rocket, but damn! those are numbers that can not be ignored, especially when its priced at $70k!
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      12-26-2007, 07:11 PM   #31
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Top speed is 193, how long do you want the gearing to be??
I was praising the GTR for being that quick even after it's weight disadvantage. I was just stating the reason behind it..Anyway, dont flame me, I am a GTR fan.
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      12-26-2007, 07:12 PM   #32
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This is insane... they've really tweaked the car in every aspect to make use of the power. I thought this whole time it was using a V8, but its actually a TTV6??

The procede guys have a lot of work ahead of you to catch up... and the E9x M3 better be getting some boost in the HP too...
The 'procede guys' can't do squat in stock turbo's .......unless they change the turbo's affcourse.
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      12-27-2007, 04:04 AM   #33
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Sick!!!
But it ain't all about speed...Look wise it doesn't do much for me.
I'd take a 911 turbo over that any day of the week.
Looks matter.
Purity matters.
Speed matters.
Feel matters.

The GT-R is certainly missing a few that the 911 has, though the 911 is slower. Two ton "sports cars" 4tl.
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      12-27-2007, 10:08 AM   #34
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ill take a C6 Z06 and cal it a day
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      12-28-2007, 01:24 AM   #35
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Great looking car, much smaller then I thought it was and was amazed that it weighed 3900+ pounds.

Took these tonight.







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      12-28-2007, 02:29 AM   #36
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hmm.... weird that the san diego show didnt have the US car. maybe there arent enough US spec cars built yet and all the available ones were already being used?
 
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      12-28-2007, 12:45 PM   #37
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I think the US spec car is going to be lighter and faster...........
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