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Old 03-19-2008, 05:48 PM   #16
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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.
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Old 03-19-2008, 06:22 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by RC45 View Post


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!
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Old 03-19-2008, 06:59 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by HeilSvenska View Post
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.
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.
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:32 PM   #19
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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.
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Old 03-19-2008, 08:04 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by toffytofik View Post
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
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Old 03-19-2008, 08:47 PM   #21
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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?

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      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
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Old 03-19-2008, 10:59 PM   #22
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wow thats a old lap time chart.

RIP Paul Mumford.
cool guy he was.
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Old 03-19-2008, 11:32 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by PaulGT2164 View Post
wow thats a old lap time chart.

RIP Paul Mumford.
cool guy he was.
Points leader his rookie season.... RIP
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Old 03-20-2008, 11:00 AM   #24
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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
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