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      03-24-2008, 10:42 AM   #1
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Car and Driver's GTR test: 0-60 3.3 and 11.5 1/4 mile

And still gets 21 MPG highway!







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      03-24-2008, 04:45 PM   #2
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      03-24-2008, 05:25 PM   #3
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that is really one hell of a performer, I guess I could learn to love the front,

I can just imagine what that will do with a electronic boost controller, intake and exhaust.
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Performance car bargan of the decade! .99G's and four seat GT Nissan has come to the gunfight with Nukes!
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      03-24-2008, 07:23 PM   #5
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C&D observed mpg: 16

Good numbers. Not a pretty face though.
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      04-05-2008, 01:27 AM   #6
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C&D observed mpg: 16

Good numbers. Not a pretty face though.

It's so fast you would never catch a glimpse of its face. By the time the sound wave hits your eardrums the car is already 10 car length ahead ;-)
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      04-05-2008, 09:25 AM   #7
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C&D observed mpg: 16

Good numbers. Not a pretty face though.
Just got to check one out at the New York auto show last week. Pretty impressive in the flesh. I wouldn't call it beautiful, but those points that made me shake my head a bit when looking at the pictures seem to work pretty well when viewed in person. Specifically the roofline and front end actually look worlds better than in the pictures. I think this is specifically because the photographers often take these shots from down near the ground for dramatic effect.

If one normally looks at vehicles when supine, then the GT-R has real faults. Standing up, however, it gets a thumbs up from me. It's pretty much in-your-face styling, but it works.

And talk about a halo car! The Nissan exhibit was absolutely more crowded than any other manufacturer, by quite a good margin. Of course, people were leaving shoe prints all over the Sentras in an effort to get to the GT-R, but hey, traffic is traffic.

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      04-05-2008, 12:08 PM   #8
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It's so fast you would never catch a glimpse of its face. By the time the sound wave hits your eardrums the car is already 10 car length ahead ;-)
Good. I won't have to look at it for long.

The styling is unique, and a little over the top for me but it looks a lot better now than when I first saw the spy shots. It's kind of interesting, at least. The numbers are incredible for the weight of the thing.
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I find it interesting that C&D's measured performance figures for cars always seem to be (better, faster) than the measured performance figures from every other automotive review magazine.

IE: MotorTrend and CAR rate the GTR's 0-60mph figure at 3.5 and 3.6 respectively.

The same thing happened with the C63, C&D tested it at 3.9s 0-60mph while the rest of the magazine world rated it at above 4... generally 4.1-4.3s.

Just an observation...
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      04-05-2008, 05:41 PM   #10
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Let me assure you... it is unreal in the flesh, an absolute stunner.. makes RS/C63/M3 look like old men.
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      04-05-2008, 10:40 PM   #11
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I find it interesting that C&D's measured performance figures for cars always seem to be (better, faster) than the measured performance figures from every other automotive review magazine.

IE: MotorTrend and CAR rate the GTR's 0-60mph figure at 3.5 and 3.6 respectively.

The same thing happened with the C63, C&D tested it at 3.9s 0-60mph while the rest of the magazine world rated it at above 4... generally 4.1-4.3s.

Just an observation...
Even EDMUND'S who is ALWAYS slower says 3.3 with the launch control. So, maybe it's just traction?
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Even EDMUND'S who is ALWAYS slower says 3.3 with the launch control. So, maybe it's just traction?


Yeah, and every car is different. I've seen dyno-graphs from two identical factory spec MINI Cooper S' and they differ by 10 or so hp. There are a whole lot of variables that come into play.

It's just an observation...
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Yeah, and every car is different. I've seen dyno-graphs from two identical factory spec MINI Cooper S' and they differ by 10 or so hp. There are a whole lot of variables that come into play.

It's just an observation...
Especially when you add forced induction to the mix.
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      04-06-2008, 07:52 PM   #15
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GTR is fantastic car...always has....

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that is really one hell of a performer, I guess I could learn to love the front, .
dont worry - you wil only be seeing the rear of it! hahahaaaa!
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Damn....the car gets pretty impressive mileage in city.....for that kind of performance I can only say wow....
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The styling (inside and out) is not my cup o' tea, but the performance more than makes up for it. I have a hard time believing that this car is pulling 11.5 1/4 times with only 480 hp. Perhaps it's not so much underrated as having such a neat launch system, and that DCT may help too .
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I agree wholeheartedly that you have to see this car in person. People were just GAWKING at the GT-R in the Dallas Autoshow. I always thought it was kind of ugly in the pictures, but this car is SUPER clean. I watched the car spin around it's display for a good 15-20 minutes before I moved on, and before I left the autoshow, I came back to stare at it again. Even the Ferraris and Aston Martins didn't get this type of attention.
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