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nthfinity 03-19-2008 04:48 PM

Some interesting numbers....
most notable aren't the 0-60 times... interesting that EACH car ran 3.4 seconds to 60 mph :)

The GTR is so advanced that it does brilliant things in corners, and in "off the line" accelleration... but it show's it's mass after that.... A LOT... surprising how much so.

the GTR loses it's accelleration advantage at 60 mph to the competitors... meaning, the other two cars will smoke the GTR on the street where people run from a roll... and rarely do standing starts.

by the end of the 1/4 mile, the GTR is already more then 7 mph slower in the same amount of time then the corvette, and 5 mph slower then the 911 Turbo...

It's 60-0 distance is impressive... but again, it looses it's advantage quickly because of all the additional mass .... show in the 80-0 time.

The lap advantage the GTR takes shows what happens when you have a higher-speed turn and warm soft tread tires can do over runflat tires on the Vette, and PS2's ? on the 911 Turbo.... but beyond the two turns, the GTR doesn't have much advantage, surprisingly so.

toffytofik 03-19-2008 05:22 PM

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Originally Posted by RC45 (Post 822607)
:)

I would like to drive one, if it will go faster than 112mph...


:)

180kmh limiter is standart for all JDM spec cars. US spec GTRs will go without any kind of limiter.
Oh yeah, RC, i want you to know i don't count you as hater. I think deep inside you really like it and restrain that feeling! :P

toffytofik 03-19-2008 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by HeilSvenska (Post 822550)
Oooh. Gordon Murray. He still looks like he's stuck in the 80's. Or is that a stock photo? ;-)
They should've asked him about the packaging of the car, rather than sheet metal design. Opportunity missed.

Soooo true. That would be very much appreciated.


Oh, and i just noticed the little note in the bottom of one of the pages stating that Paul Frere who did the technical analisis for R&T has died.
Quote:

As noted in this issue's On the Road column, we lost a member of R&T family with Paul's death on February 23 of this year. He composed this technical feature in the hospital shortly before his death.
It is always sad when someone dies like that. :(
Rest in Peace.

toffytofik 03-19-2008 06:32 PM

Just found out the GTR was fitted with it's optional DUNLOP SP SPORT 600 DSST tires for this test.

http://www.6speedonline.com/forums/a...0&d=1205936521

They look like a normal max performance summer tires. Not a racing spec R-compounds obviously. :-)

nthfinity 03-19-2008 07:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by toffytofik (Post 822633)
Just found out the GTR was fitted with it's optional DUNLOP SP SPORT 600 DSST tires for this test.

They look like a normal max performance summer tires. Not a racing spec R-compounds obviously. :-)


They aren't "R" compound tires... Such is the progression of tire technology.... I'm sure they are rated for 10,000 miles or something.... but try putting 5 hot laps on those same tires ;)

but VERY close... this is why cars like the GTR, and Shelby KR that is coming out perform so well on the twisties, acceleration, and braking tests ;)

nthfinity 03-19-2008 07:47 PM

NEW SCANDAL REGARDING MILLEN'S Skyline GTR lap time!!!

1.) Millen is a Nissan test driver.... official.... where are Walter Rohl and John Henriechy / Jan Magnusen????

2.) The GTR pounded out a lap time of a R compound slick Viper Competition Coupe while racing and winning?

Code:

      Place    Car No.    Car    Drivers    Lap1    Lap2    Lap3    Total        Points           
      1    27    2003 Dodge Viper      Competition    Mumford, Provost    1:55.960    1:56.002    1:56.124    5:48.086    40           
      2    98    2002 Radical SR3    Johnson, Dalen,      Morris    1:56.137    1:56.451    1:56.477    5:49.065    35           
      3    93    2002 Radical SR3    Dalen, Johnson,      Morris    1:58.395    1:58.461    1:58.889    5:55.745    30           
      4    55    1992 Acura NSX    Hayashi,      Messley, Mello    1:59.104    1:59.678    1:59.897    5:58.679    25           
      5    76    2002 Radical SR3    Morris, Dalen,      Johnson    2:00.137    2:00.518    2:00.623    6:01.278    20           
      6    500    2001 Chevrolet      Corvette Z06    Cardenas, Ames    2:05.893    2:07.505    2:07.584    6:20.982    15           
      7    206    2002 Chevrolet      Corvette Z06    Chavis, Blevins    2:08.863    2:08.940    2:08.940    6:26.743    10           
      8    4    1987 Pontiac      Fiero    Ondrack, Salter    2:09.195    2:09.562    2:09.574    6:28.331    5


PaulGT2164 03-19-2008 09:59 PM

wow thats a old lap time chart.

RIP Paul Mumford.
cool guy he was.

nthfinity 03-19-2008 10:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PaulGT2164 (Post 822670)
wow thats a old lap time chart.

RIP Paul Mumford.
cool guy he was.

Points leader his rookie season.... RIP

nthfinity 03-20-2008 10:00 AM

http://forums.roadandtrack.com/cars/...&thread.id=138

Seems the whole of the world is up in arms over the 5 seconds-per-lap advantage the GTR had...

Seems that the C6Z06 is 5 seconds faster a lap then a 911 Turbo on a longer track that Car and Driver did a 'lightning lap' test with....

there is a lot of Tom Foolry being pointed out across the internets :P


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