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punkrokdood
10-20-2017, 09:25 AM
http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/images/front_picture_library_UK/dir_418/car_photo_209313_7.jpg
Called the GT-R, the new model was snapped by our spies at Germany's Nьrburgring circuit. It was under*going high-speed testing that saw it break the eight-minute barrier for the first time, with a lap of seven minutes, 58 seconds.

Wearing only minor camouflage on the front end and tail, the model is virtually undisguised, and it's immediately obvious just how aggressive it is. Using sharp edges and angles, the stylists have evolved the current car's shape with a recognisable but futuristic design.

And from the low nose to the shark gill-like side air intakes and high rear - complete with its smart boot spoiler and twin circular tail-lights - the GT-R looks stunning. Detailing is beautiful, too, with NACA bonnet ducts and blacked-out A-pillars echoing a jet fighter cockpit. As Skyline enthusiasts will know, the looks aren't only for show. Under the skin, the GT-R packs an incredible punch; its specially built 480bhp 3.8-litre V6 engine features twin turbos tuned by motorsport expert Cosworth.

Keen to make the newcomer competitive with current supercars, as well as the forthcoming V10-powered Lexus LF-A, Nissan engineers have tweaked the V6 to provide boost from 2,000rpm all the way to the 6,000rpm red line.

Compared with the previous model's high-revving straight-six, the new powerplant is said to feel far more torquey, offering throttle response similar to that of a large V8. All this power is sent to the tarmac via a totally fresh four-wheel-drive system.

Details are sketchy, but the set-up won't feature a centre differential, and is likely to use a clever clutch instead. A new six or seven-speed gearbox with two pedals - similar to VW's DSG - will feature, as there will be no manual.

Set to get its official world debut at the Tokyo Motor Show in a year's time, the GT-R could go on sale in the UK in 2017 with a price of around Ј50,000.

See the GT-R spitting flames track testing at the Ring. Link below.

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/autoexpresstv/featuresvideos/203315/nissan_gtr.html


http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpressnews/203249/nissan_gtr.html

el_jefe
10-20-2017, 09:59 AM
That looks like the suspension is pretty close to production. Notice that the car pushes just a tiny bit in the corners? But not as much as the R34. Good stuff. And I told you guys that it sounds good :sneaky:

slow4dr
10-20-2017, 10:15 AM
:drooling:

el_jefe
10-20-2017, 10:24 AM
:drooling:


Yeah, pretty much. I can't wait until they bring it back here. :thumb:

slow4dr
10-20-2017, 10:45 AM
X's 2 :thumb:

ENDY
10-20-2017, 12:06 PM
480 hp, eh? I guess they finally decided on a final power output. Claims have wildly varied for the last year or so with people saying at one point the car would have Nissan's V8. 480 isn't too shabby, but the weight will be the final deternimation here. If the car is pig heavy, the 0-60 won't be as impressive. Still, the car look increadible!! If the British price is 50,000 pounds, then I guess the base cost here in the states is going to be around $100,000. That is Nissan to a tee. A modicum of power for a HUGE price.

This is going to be a prestiege car.

I'd still take one, though! :thumb:

punkrokdood
10-20-2017, 12:08 PM
480 hp, eh? I guess they finally decided on a final power output. Claims have wildly varied for the last year or so with people saying at one point the car would have Nissan's V8. 480 isn't too shabby, but the weight will be the final deternimation here. If the car is pig heavy, the 0-60 won't be as impressive. Still, the car look increadible!! If the British price is 50,000 pounds, then I guess the base cost here in the states is going to be around $100,000. That is Nissan to a tee. A modicum of power for a HUGE price.

This is going to be a prestiege car.

I'd still take one, though! :thumb:
0-60 doesn't matter that much... and most of the heaviness will be in the drivetrain being AWD. that thing is gonna grip like a mofo out of the hole, and its gonna handle like no other :drooling:

and to think, i actually LIKE the way it looks :yikes:

el_jefe
10-20-2017, 12:09 PM
480 hp, eh? I guess they finally decided on a final power output. Claims have wildly varied for the last year or so with people saying at one point the car would have Nissan's V8. 480 isn't too shabby, but the weight will be the final deternimation here. If the car is pig heavy, the 0-60 won't be as impressive. Still, the car look increadible!! If the British price is 50,000 pounds, then I guess the base cost here in the states is going to be around $100,000. That is Nissan to a tee. A modicum of power for a HUGE price.

This is going to be a prestiege car.

I'd still take one, though! :thumb:


No, the brit price will be more than the US because of VAT (see above post) I hear $70k batted around quite a bit.

As for 0-60 and 1/4 mile times, look at the 997 Turbo. :sneaky:

ENDY
10-20-2017, 12:15 PM
0-60 doesn't matter that much... and most of the heaviness will be in the drivetrain being AWD. that thing is gonna grip like a mofo out of the hole, and its gonna handle like no other :drooling:

and to think, i actually LIKE the way it looks :yikes:

I disagree. I'm an old drag guy, and 0-60 is most important to me personally. If a car looks good, but has a lousy 0-60, I'm not that impressed. And weight is weight. I know I'm a kook, but I generally don't like AWD systems. They add too much weight and suck too much power. Even RWD systems rob too much power compaired to FWD systems. Now, AWD & RWD are way better for drag racing, but I like feeling power going to the ground and FWD are best for that (if I can get those front tires to hook up that is). Handling really isn't, but I'm not a road course kind of guy. :thumb:

I do agree with you that it will grip like a hoe to a $100 bill.

ENDY
10-20-2017, 12:17 PM
No, the brit price will be more than the US because of VAT (see above post) I hear $70k batted around quite a bit.

As for 0-60 and 1/4 mile times, look at the 997 Turbo. :sneaky:

$70,000 is MUCH more tolerable!! LOL!!

Still way out of my price range.

997, eh? MUHAAHAAHAAHAA!!! Godzilla is gonna be so completely badass!!

el_jefe
10-20-2017, 12:17 PM
Mid-engine RWD > *

el_jefe
10-20-2017, 12:18 PM
$70,000 is MUCH more tolerable!! LOL!!

Still way out of my price range.

997, eh? MUHAAHAAHAAHAA!!! Godzilla is gonna be so completely badass!!


Except for that stupid ass paddle shift crap. I want a damn stick shift. :gcry:

punkrokdood
10-20-2017, 12:19 PM
I disagree. I'm an old drag guy, and 0-60 is most important to me personally. If a car looks good, but has a lousy 0-60, I'm not that impressed. And weight is weight. I know I'm a kook, but I generally don't like AWD systems. They add too much weight and suck too much power. Even RWD systems rob too much power compaired to FWD systems. Now, AWD & RWD are way better for drag racing, but I like feeling power going to the ground and FWD are best for that (if I can get those front tires to hook up that is). Handling really isn't, but I'm not a road course kind of guy. :thumb:

I do agree with you that it will grip like a hoe to a $100 bill.
0-60 doesn't tell you anything for drag racing. the critical aspect in going 0-60 on a drag strip is traction, not MPH. you can hit 60 mph pretty quickly, but if you're still spinning tires, then your ET is gonna suck. 0-60 are good times for real world driving on the street applications... kinda. 30-80 is probably a better measurement of a car's acceleration in real world applications. sure, 0-60 gives a small idea of what the car does for accelleration, but it tells VERY little about the actual ET which is what the race is truly about

ENDY
10-20-2017, 12:19 PM
Mid-engine RWD > *

Except for that stupid ass paddle shift crap. I want a damn stick shift.

A friend who has a 93 MR2 turbo would so completely agree with you!! :rofl:

Why are manuals going away? WTF? I will never understand that. I HATE this autopaddle shifting crap. Give me a clutch and a shifter. Keep the autopaddle crap for the mall crowd.

ENDY
10-20-2017, 12:46 PM
0-60 doesn't tell you anything for drag racing. the critical aspect in going 0-60 on a drag strip is traction, not MPH. you can hit 60 mph pretty quickly, but if you're still spinning tires, then your ET is gonna suck. 0-60 are good times for real world driving on the street applications... kinda. 30-80 is probably a better measurement of a car's acceleration in real world applications. sure, 0-60 gives a small idea of what the car does for accelleration, but it tells VERY little about the actual ET which is what the race is truly about

I think you are reading too much into what I was saying. When I look at a car's numbers, I am looking for 3 critical areas: Power, Weight & 0-60 times. Now, I know most numbers are not real world number per-say, but they can give you a good idea how well the vehicle will perform. An SRT-4's 0-60 times are better than a Civic Si's 0-60 times. Clearly, the SRT-4 will out accelerate the Civic. If you want to get critical about it, that Civic 'might' beat the SRT if it had a pro driver vs. a crappy driver. The same is true about tires, temps, humidity, etc. I'm simply talking in broad terms here. :thumb:

Daryl
10-20-2017, 12:59 PM
MANUAL PLEASE

Jessica Alba
10-20-2017, 01:29 PM
so its not even out and we're already speculating that it will handle awesome, be fast 0-60, etc?

el_jefe
10-20-2017, 01:31 PM
so its not even out and we're already speculating that it will handle awesome, be fast 0-60, etc?


Well, they are speculating :rofl: :sneaky:

slow4dr
10-20-2017, 01:39 PM
0-60 is about as useful as 3rd gear in a Cobalt SS

If you want to know what kind of power the car makes look at the 1/4 mile trap speed. I actually think this car will run 0-60 very well but it won't matter if the thing only traps 105-110.

el_jefe
10-20-2017, 01:56 PM
I want to know how over built the engine is. If you can't turn up the boost I will be pissed.

slow4dr
10-20-2017, 01:58 PM
:werd:

intake, exhaust, boost controller and race gas=10's @ 130mph :rofl:

punkrokdood
10-20-2017, 02:20 PM
:werd:

intake, exhaust, boost controller and race gas=10's @ 130mph :rofl:
they did talk about the power delivery being similar to a big V8, which may indicate pretty small turbos...

slow4dr
10-20-2017, 03:37 PM
they did talk about the power delivery being similar to a big V8, which may indicate pretty small turbos...


Either that or large displacement.

punkrokdood
10-20-2017, 03:39 PM
Either that or large displacement.
3.5 liter IIRC

edit, 3.8 liter according to the article... pretty decent size V6

el_jefe
10-20-2017, 03:48 PM
Either that or large displacement.


There is another method, but even I don't know if they did it or not. Just rumors. . .

something about electric assisted turbochargers.

punkrokdood
10-20-2017, 03:55 PM
There is another method, but even I don't know if they did it or not. Just rumors. . .

something about electric assisted turbochargers.
twin turbonator FTMFW!!!!!!!!!!!

punkrokdood
10-20-2017, 04:03 PM
http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews/coupes/0601_900_Nissan_Skyline+2017_Nissan_Skyline_GTR+Dr iver_Side_Front_View.jpg
http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews/coupes/0601_900_Nissan_Skyline+2017_Nissan_Skyline_GTR+Fu ll_Driver_Side_View.jpg
http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews/coupes/0601_900_Nissan_Skyline+2017_Nissan_Skyline_GTR+Em blem_View.jpg
http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews/coupes/0601_900_Nissan_Skyline+2017_Nissan_Skyline_GTR+Fu ll_Rear_View.jpg
http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews/coupes/0601_900_Nissan_Skyline+2017_Nissan_Skyline_GTR+Fr ont_Headlight_View.jpg

ViscousCircles
10-20-2017, 06:59 PM
http://www.sotsyndicate.com/showthread.php?t=2116 :thumb:

Jessica Alba
10-22-2017, 05:50 PM
3.5 liter IIRC

edit, 3.8 liter according to the article... pretty decent size V6


not really. my 62 gmc has a 5.0 (305) V6, with a 5.7 (351) and 7.5 (478) V6 optional

punkrokdood
10-22-2017, 07:29 PM
not really. my 62 gmc has a 5.0 (305) V6, with a 5.7 (351) and 7.5 (478) V6 optional
:bs: :bs:

GMC didn't make bicycles in 1962

lunchbox660
10-22-2017, 11:38 PM
psh, i have four of those in my driveway....lol JK....

th3_n00b_pwn3r
10-23-2017, 03:47 PM
id rather have a new Z06..but thats just me.

el_jefe
10-23-2017, 04:56 PM
id rather have a new Z06..but thats just me.


And I would rather have a C5 Z06 and a spare $50k for mods and hookers, but that's just me. :thumb:

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