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#47 of 108 Re: . [rorr]
Oct 18, 2006 (11:37 am)
Thanx for the post rorr. I as most of you know am a huge advocate of more 4-Wheel Steering Systems to be available on the market. The greatest example was the Dodge Stealth TT because it used All-Wheel Drive also to further enhance it's performance capability. I could only imagine what such a modern system could be capable of today with a combo of both. ex. A Porsche 911 with AWD & 4WS.
I do think we will see it really soon because the rumor says the Nissan Skyline? GT-R will have TT 450hp AWD & 4WS and I will be willing to bet that this will become the greatest modern sports car in the world at any price. I will tell you this much, this GM fan would love to own a copy. If the GM-Nissan Merge would of worked out I just might of saved all my pennies and bought one.
Oh well maybe GM, upper management will make me a good alternative someday. Hopefully before my mid-life crisis hits.
#48 of 108 Re: . [rockylee]
Oct 18, 2006 (12:08 pm)
"ex. A Porsche 911 with AWD & 4WS."
Well, they've been building the Carrara 4s for a while now. But you gotta ask yourself: knowing what those guys know, why DON'T they use 4ws? There's gotta be a reason.....
Look at those marques which are famous for handling (ie. Lotus, Porsche, Ferrari, Lambo, etc.). And then look at which ones use 4ws for high-speed handling. Zero.
Personally, I think 4ws is great for low-speed work to enhance manueverability of long vehicles (GM trucks comes to mind). But I think it's a waste for sports cars. It adds weight to the suspension (right where you DON'T want it), complexity (cost) for some rather dubious benefits. It sounds great on paper though.....
#49 of 108 Re: . [rorr]
Oct 18, 2006 (12:12 pm)
Ok, I agree.... However before I totally concede I'm going to have to see the GT-R in action first before I personally write-off 4WS W/ AWD as a unuseful piece of "GADGETOLOGY"
#50 of 108 Re: . [rockylee]
Oct 18, 2006 (2:52 pm)
You could move to Canada and kick out in a nice R32 GT-R.
#51 of 108 Re: . [bumpy]
Oct 18, 2006 (2:59 pm)
bumpy, lol that is true but I'd prefer the modern GT-R. Besides if I was going to buy a car like that I'd buy a 94-96' Dodge Stealth TT w/ low miles
#52 of 108 Re: . [rockylee]
Oct 18, 2006 (3:09 pm)
The Mitsubishi GTO and its clones are certainly formidable cars in their own right, but the R32 GT-R is that much better: 3200 pounds, 4ws, AWD, 8000 rpm redline, and 450-500 hp from the stock engine once you set the turbo boost up to what it was designed for.
#53 of 108 Re: . [bumpy]
Oct 18, 2006 (3:14 pm)
You can do the same with the Stealth, and the Dodge looks alot better than the R32, well at least in my eyes.
#54 of 108 Re: . [rockylee]
Oct 18, 2006 (3:32 pm)
Except for the weight thing; the GTO was 3600 and change.
#55 of 108 Re: . [bumpy]
Oct 18, 2006 (3:36 pm)
What the heck is a Mitsubishi GTO ? I know what a Pontiac GTO is but not a Mitsubishi ?