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Old 03-23-2008, 11:04 PM   #1
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Old 03-23-2008, 11:46 PM   #2
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As expected results, very similar to the R&T conclusion. <Yawn>

Thanks for the article tho nth
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Old 03-23-2008, 11:50 PM   #3
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What does the 5-60 time of 4.1sec mean? As denoted on the bottom left under the acceleration chart. (The last page)
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Old 03-24-2008, 12:00 AM   #4
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^Street start. Mostly attribute to the low inertia turbo, broad torque curve, great transmission and aggressive 1st and 2nd gearing.
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Old 03-24-2008, 12:23 AM   #5
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Thanks 5vz-fe.
This may seem completely ignorant, but why is this time greatly slower than the 0-60?.. This doesn't make sense to me. A rolling start should make the time quicker, right?
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Old 03-24-2008, 12:30 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by styla21 View Post
Thanks 5vz-fe.
This may seem completely ignorant, but why is this time greatly slower than the 0-60?.. This doesn't make sense to me. A rolling start should make the time quicker, right?
Your assuming that you can drop the clutch from high revs while rolling @ 5mph.... and have boost built up .... that doesn't happen, particularly with the GTR...
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Old 03-24-2008, 12:44 AM   #7
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Yeah Nth you're right.
I just still belong to the sceptics society in relation to the times posted..
They're astonishing!
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Old 03-24-2008, 01:22 AM   #8
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^The times should be pretty accurate. Most magazines so far are able to obtain similar numbers. The thing that some of us are pondering is how long would it take before the GT-R's weight work against it's performance numbers. (Brake fade, tire overheats, heat soak on turbos...)
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Old 03-24-2008, 10:43 AM   #9
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Thank you. It posted incredible numbers !! 0-100 in 7.8 s is at Ferrari 599 GTB level ...
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:10 AM   #10
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One should read:
This is a Engineering mule that they tested... not a production car
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Old 03-24-2008, 12:37 PM   #11
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There's a rumor whenever the magazine testers get their hands on the GTR there's always a bunch of suspicious-looking japanese folks hanging around nearby. Apparently they are controlling the boost on the car from their cellphones via bluetooth - bumping it whenever the car's on the track and lowering it while at the dyno. One of them was spotted wearing the strange "Live-Up-With-The-Hype-Crew" T-shirt.

I mean, i'm still quite sure the power is underrated. These numbers are simply mind-blowing.

Originally Posted by 5vz-fe View Post
The thing that some of us are pondering is how long would it take before the GT-R's weight work against it's performance numbers. (Brake fade, tire overheats, heat soak on turbos...)
How long? Well, not long
I recall the stress on the tires became noticeable right in the end of 5 laps Tsukuba race in Best Motoring when Tsuchiya faced a good amount of understeer. What else to expect from a 1740kg heavyass (even if it's perfectly engineered heavyass) that overuses it's front tires?

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Car and Driver Nissan Skyline GTR R35
not a Skyline anymore, it doesn't deserve it.

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Old 03-24-2008, 05:39 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by yg60m View Post
Thank you. It posted incredible numbers !! 0-100 in 7.8 s is at Ferrari 599 GTB level ...
Yep - those are quick numbers - I would like to see what a regular person on regular roads can achieve.
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Old 03-24-2008, 05:41 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by RC45 View Post
Yep - those are quick numbers - I would like to see what a regular person on regular roads can achieve.
I would'nt be surprised if theyre the same numbers, what with the launch control and dual clutch gearbox making this kind of thing easy.
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Old 03-24-2008, 05:45 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by ferrarif1fan89 View Post
I would'nt be surprised if theyre the same numbers, what with the launch control and dual clutch gearbox making this kind of thing easy.
You wouold think so, however this would make the GT-R the first car in the history of the world to simply "match testers" numbers on any road for any driver

I mean - just pull up to a standstill on any road... and hit the gas. ANyhwo, without super-computer help and slick engineered auto-toys, few people can shift their way to 60mph in 3.5s on a regular street.
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:19 PM   #15
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I Just. Don't. Believe. It.

This car is physics defying..
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