Like?Wow, nobody has any comments??? Really??......
Just like we said before the car is underrated. I was looking at a Top Gear mag today and saw a picture of the drivetrain layout, the tranny and "transfer case" is mounted in the rear so it has a driveshaft running from the engine back to the tranny and a driveshaft that runs from the tranny back up to the front wheels, talk about some parasitic drag.
It's hell of a lot cheaper than it's main competitor the 911 Turbo. And a lot more exclusive, too. Seems a like bargain to me.Those numbers are impressive but the price of the car is not. I like the look of it too. Like with anything else though, I'm sure the pictures do not give it justice. I wish I would have seen it at the LA Auto Show.
To each his own I guess. I've been loyal to GM for quite some time so if I had the money, the Z06 would be in my garage. I'm not concerned with a car being exclusive but I guess it would be nice to have something that you don't see everyday. Oh snap, I do!!It's hell of a lot cheaper than it's main competitor the 911 Turbo. And a lot more exclusive, too. Seems a like bargain to me.
Only 1500? Man I may not ever see one on the road. Hopefully those who buy them will actually drive 'em. The good thing about being in Cali is there is always a good chance that you will see an exotic vehicle on the road when you least expect it.Meh, I love the C6 Z06, but if it were my money, I think I'd buy the GT-R simply for the fact that it's such a capable all around car. I would seriously daily drive that thing. Hell, I'd even drive in the rain, lol.
On a side note, they're only bringing 1,500 to the States. Def won't see too many on the street.
Isn't that something. It's amazing how someone or some company will say that their system, no matter what it is, cannot be hacked into. There is always a way to get into a system whether it's for good or bad reasons.I assure you, there will be NO shortage of aftermarket support for the new GT-R. The Japanese tuning companies are gonna be all over this thing. It's supposedly 'uncrackable' ECU has already been figured out.
I didn't know about Mine's until I started playing Gran Turismo. :lol:^ Yep, I don't know if you've heard of them, but 'Mine's', a really reputable tuner who mainly deals in Nissan Z's and Skyline's, and Mitsu Evo's, are the ones who cracked it. The cars are already available in Japan. Hence, the dyno run, and the few vids you can find here and there.
Deuuuce and I agree. Quick someone make sure the earth is still rotating!!!!I would have to lean towards the Z-06 unless I wanted a fast, AWD, auto shifting ability daily driver. The GT-R is really more of a GT with all the comforts, refinement and AWD advantage.
But the Z-06 is better for the track, ESPECIALLY weighing about 700lbs less. At 3800lbs that Nissan will chew up brake pads and tires like crazy at that level of performance.
Chevy dealers are intimately familiar with the Vette, I can't imagine Nissan dealers doing well with the GT-R. I also believe its a HUGE mistake not to make it an Infiniti. I've called on all the dealers for years, there is a difference.
Will cracking the code make much of a difference on CA 91 Octane too? The BMW 335i wasn't tuned for performance, so it made a difference. The Nissan is a different story.
Finally, right now it's only offered with a DSG type transmission, not a true manual. Purists would object to that too.
I really see it as apples to oranges vs. the Z-06 and more of a competitor to the 911 TT as well.