Clearest Look Yet as the Nissan GTR sets it's sights on the Porsche Carrera GT

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  1. RedBeauty84ZX

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    "The Nissan GT-R development team has made another run at the Nürburgring record books this morning--and the Porsche 911 Turbo is no longer its target. Sources intimately familiar with Nissan's latest test sessions inform us that the group is now gunning to beat the Porsche Carrera GT--a remarkably lofty goal considering that that Walter Röhrl reportedly piloted a Carrera GT around the 'Ring in 7 minutes 28 seconds. Another Carrera GT, driven by Horst von Saurma, managed a lap time of 7:32.
    Our sources tell us that, thus far, the Nissan has fallen short of the Carrera GT's record-time, but not by much. Our mole tells us that some wet sections of the track slowed them down, and that with optimum track conditions, some heroic driving could still reel in the Porsche Supercar. Nissan reps would not divulge any specific lap times, but they hinted that something under 7:35 may have been achieved. Regardless, it's clear that Nissan's goal of overtaking the 911 Turbo has been achieved in a big way.
    Stopwatch drama aside, Nissan also gave us some new eye-candy by removing most of the camouflage that has been a staple of GT-R sightings for more than a year now. Although not in showroom shape, the latest GT-R test cars give us our clearest look yet at the prototype's front bumper and headlights, and the GT-R badge is now prominently displayed in the grille-opening, and on the trunk lid. We also managed a pretty revealing interior shot as one GT-R prepared to launch. The rear vinyl camouflage has also been removed, and now only flat-black paint remains to obscure the GT-R's true styling. This is as close as we're likely to get to an undisguised car until the car's Tokyo Show debut.
    In their most recent 'Ring runs, Nissan rented the track early Monday morning, and had three GT-R prototypes--spaced one-minute apart--all taking their best shots. One of the GT-Rs was reportedly driven by Horst von Saurma--the same 'Ring specialist that drove the Carrera GT to a 7:32 lap time. Another driver was said to be a Japanese driver named Shimizu--possibly well-known racer Kazuo Shimizu. The third GT-R pilot went un-named.
    Nissan will likely continue their assault on the Nürburgring--and on the Porsche legacy--for the rest of this week. If the GT-R manages to do the seemingly impossible and unseat the Carrera GT, we'll let you know."

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    god damn that car is sexy
     
  5. portapotty

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    CGT > GTR
     
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    The $57000 one looks interesting but the gains on the $94K one don't seem worth it. The looks are growing on me some.
     
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    Mustang GT500 > that faggot overpriced ricer trash
     
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    ibyouarenottrishield
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    Your post cracked me up. Thanks.

    Got to love the irony.:rofl:
     
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    The more I look at it, the more appealing it is.
     
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    there is no ironing

    the GT500 passed a Carrera GT on the wet autobahn

    true story
     
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    look at the size of the exhaust tips :eek4: :mamoru:
     
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    The ironic part is that you don't have insight into the irony. That is what makes it funny. No big deal. Just be glad you made someone laugh.
     
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    That bloated thing takin on the CGT?
    haha
     
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    i dont like how the rear spolier looks from the back
     
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    The best looking thing in those pics is the guys shoes in the last pic
     
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    I have the same shoes, they're pretty comfy
     
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    It's already done 7:38 I believe.

    6 seconds isn't too much, while probably not possible, but I wouldn't be surprised if a 7:34/5 is run.
     
  24. Dobis P.R.

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    I dig it :hsughno:
     
  25. Moloch

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    even if the skyline matches the CGT I still dont care cuz a CGT will tear it a a new asshole on a roadcourse.
    So much of the rings time depends on driver and track conditions
     

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