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Race with a new Nissan GT-R on the highway

Julie and I were on the way home from dinner. Ran into a silver GT-R on the highway. Did a 70-130 run and he only put about 2 car lengths max on me. I'm sure from a dig it would of slaughtered me but they are easily beatable from a roll.

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Julie and I were on the way home from dinner. Ran into a silver GT-R on the highway. Did a 70-30 run and he only put about 2 car lengths max on me. I'm sure from a dig it would of slaughtered me but they are easily beatable fro from a roll.

My only go fast mods are used ported 243s, ported stock TB, LPE GT2-3 cam, JBA 05/06catless mids and catback, KNN cold air intake, and tune. STOCK EXHAUST MANI TOO.
I sure hope he put two car lengths on you doing a braking test. Those brakes are huge.

The car is a big car and weighs about the same as a GTO with only "480hp".



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Fixed! lol

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I've yet to see one in real life. I heard the local stealership has sold 2 already. I keep my eyes peeled but no luck. As for the HP, I've read in several different magazines that Nissan is making a mockery of the advertised HP (for insurance reasons perhaps?). They all say the car has way more HP then that, closer to 550+. There's no way a 4000+ pound car with only 480 HP can outrun a C6 Z06, which it did in several different tests, using several different cars (at least in Car and Driver anyways, they suspected Nissan gave them a Ringer car so they tested a few other cars and got the same results).
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I was just happy as anything to keep up. Just a slightly bigger cam and I would of made him sad :-)

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I've yet to see one in real life. I heard the local stealership has sold 2 already. I keep my eyes peeled but no luck. As for the HP, I've read in several different magazines that Nissan is making a mockery of the advertised HP (for insurance reasons perhaps?). They all say the car has way more HP then that, closer to 550+. There's no way a 4000+ pound car with only 480 HP can outrun a C6 Z06, which it did in several different tests, using several different cars (at least in Car and Driver anyways, they suspected Nissan gave them a Ringer car so they tested a few other cars and got the same results).
It's maybe around 500hp. They were ringers, that's for sure. One of them hit 130mph 1.6 seconds quicker than a production version.

As is stands right now, production models are, at best, low, low 120mph cars but great ETs (mid/high 11s) due to very aggressive gearing and AWD. Wrote a few articles with mention of that and vs. Porsche.

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I've seen one on the road once. All the other times it was at a show or dealership. I like the GTR its one of the top five non-GM's I would buy, If I had Jay Leno's coin.



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did u talk to the guy after the race or thumbs up or anything.. i wonder if he was expecting that or not,,,they are some nice cars ive been lucky enough to see a couple on the road and both times they were on the freeway going over 100 easy,,sadly i was in my malibu both times


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I've seen one on the road once. All the other times it was at a show or dealership. I like the GTR its one of the top five non-GM's I would buy, If I had Jay Leno's coin.
My preference is the new 7spd DCT 911TT. Quicker, faster, lighter, more refined, excellent dealer service, etc. etc.

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