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      11-16-2011, 07:43 PM   #479
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Originally Posted by graider View Post
is the GTR a supercar? fwck yea.
i think you guys mixup exotic and supercar.

bear with me. price cannot be used to define supercar. would you call a 200k bentley or 1 mil roll a supercar? i don't think so. they are expensive, but don't handle like a supercar.

so this leave the supercar criteria to performance, exclusivity, rarity, terror and respect. GTR performance is mind bogging (faster than pretty much most supercar out there, exclusive, and rare. in fact i think the GTR is more supercar than a 911 turbo or z06 because while the turbo/z06 is a soup up version of the regular 911 and vette that are everywhere, the GTR is an exclusive model on it own and when you see it on the street, you know it is a GTR. there is no mistaking it for another model from Nissan. terror/respect = GTR is godzilla for a reason.

do i think the m3 a supercar? NO. 3 series are everywhere and m3 not even close to GTR performance.
Good post... I agree.

Originally Posted by devo View Post
Doesn't mean anything. Parts break on any car when grossly abused. Likely, far too many hard launches and/or heavily modified.
The guy in the pictures that broke his rear diff. housing has about 400 hard launches on his GT-R and runs in the high 9s. No shame in his rear diff. finally giving out.
2012 Blue Pearl GT-R
1068whp & 906wtq on E85 / 60 - 130 MPH in 3.8 secs

2009 BMW M3 ESS Supercharged / Nitrous - 10.87 @ 131 MPH / 60 - 130 MPH in 6.23 secs