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#175 of 194 Re: Too much hype!? [revmatt]
Jul 30, 2008 (8:25 am)
Well, your acceleration times are close to the mags.
Your lap times don't correspond to anything I've seen.
How does a minister afford such cars?
#177 of 194 Re: Too much hype!? [revmatt]
Jul 30, 2008 (2:04 pm)
On top of Lemmer's question, I would also wonder
How much exactly did you pay for the GT-R? And when did you take delivery? How many miles are on it now?
Answer those questions and I might be able to tell you what the problem is.
#178 of 194 GT-R vs Z06
Jul 31, 2008 (12:01 am)
...out the door- $81,000.00 for the GT-R, $84,000.00 for the fully loaded Vette... after government rape fees, etc. Delivery mid-late June 08. Approx. 2,500 miles on the GT-R. A couple of trips to Vegas from Northern CA provided a great chance to break her in fairly well!
There are now videos on utube showing similar results. Z06s whoppin' the new GT-R.
#179 of 194 Re: GT-R vs Z06 [revmatt]
Jul 31, 2008 (6:46 am)
I previously gave people a hard time about using YouTube as "proof" that a GT-R was faster than a Z06 on a track, but more reliable evidence has piled up in favor of the GT-R. I still think it seems a little overhyped, and maybe not my cup of tea, but it is clearly brutally fast around a track.
#180 of 194 Re: GT-R vs Z06 [revmatt]
Jul 31, 2008 (7:07 am)
Which YouTube videos were you referring to?
#181 of 194 GT-R vs Z06 on youtube
Jul 31, 2008 (7:49 pm)
AddedNew GTR R35 VS Corvette C6 Z06 Race in Oman. Uncut Version
06:26 From: Oman911Turbo
#183 of 194 Re: GT-R vs Z06 on youtube [revmatt]
Aug 01, 2008 (5:23 pm)
Everyone knows the Z06 has a higher trap speed. That video proves nothing new. And I don't think anyone who owned a GT-R would be so elated from those results.
No US-spec GT-Rs were released on the West Coast prior to July 11th, except the promotional #1.
If you do own a GT-R (which I doubt) the likely reason you can't track it as fast as a Z06 is your skill driving an AWD car.
#184 of 194 Elated or tired of auto-mags anti-US bias?
Aug 01, 2008 (11:33 pm)
I am soooo tired of auto-mags hyping everything BUT US autos. The latest MT and R & T are perfect examples. Where are the 60 ft times, 0-60 times, 1/4 mile times? The GT-R is a very sporty family car. Getting an early one is due to my Dads old connections via the IADAC. (Independent Auto-Dealers Assoc) He was their executive director and lobbyist for a spell.
My wife wants me to drive a car with a back seat. I prefer the V-8 rwd exceptionally sporty appearance and performance/feel of the Z06. There's no accounting for taste... she drives a 2005 Jag S type R.