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      11-18-2009, 01:37 AM   #23
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      11-18-2009, 02:02 PM   #24
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I'm still trying to figure out how popping the hood like that results in greater pedestrian safety? What, does it launch them up and over the car like an ejector seat or something??? I just don't get it...
The problems designers have is the distance between the bonnet and the mechanical parts underneath them. To ensure that the pedestrian does not hit the engine (and so on), there are laws dictating the distance that must be maintained and this would require clumsier bonnets (thus spoiling the lines), these catapults are just ways to get past that.
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whats wrong with a GTR? the fact that its made by Nissan or what? its cheaper than an R8 (v8) and costs less? it costs the same as mustang GT500KR and it out performs them, plus most cars that are in that price range???
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whats wrong with a GTR? the fact that its made by Nissan or what? its cheaper than an R8 (v8) and costs less? it costs the same as mustang GT500KR and it out performs them, plus most cars that are in that price range???
No, it the fact that it originally came out with advertised specs that can only be achieved by using Launch Control. Using launch control CONVENIENTLY for Nissan, voids your warantee.

Oil changes are loot. And if you ever track the car, you have a mandatory service at the dealer for some exorbitant amount of money, if you don't do it you again void your warranty.

The list goes on. Basically, Nissan doesn't stand behind their product when the shit hits the fan.
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      11-20-2009, 11:23 AM   #28
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That is pretty rediculous. What is the hood popping up suppost to even do for a pedastrian? Looks like a great way to decapitate the driver in a high speed crash.
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The repair costs on the GT-R make an M3 seem like a hell of a bargain.
An M3 is too "normal" a car... To compete with the insane costs of the Nissan

Even a 997 TT doesn't come close..
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The LFA is made entirely out of carbon fiber. The only others cars that can claim this cost much more, think Enzo or other million dollar supercars.

Not saying its worth it, considering a 458 italia is $240k.. but that is why the car is so expensive. They should of released it with a 12000 rpm V10, that would get peoples attention!
McLaren MP-12C has a CF tub for much less money than the LF-A. Wait till the McLaren and the LF-A are on the track at the same time. Just wait.

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hate euro for their ridiculous laws...

don't people pop their hood to release heat?
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I'm still trying to figure out how popping the hood like that results in greater pedestrian safety? What, does it launch them up and over the car like an ejector seat or something??? I just don't get it...
It should reduce impulse suffered in collisions because the popped hood increases the distance and time. It's like airbags basically.
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