R34 Skyline Z-Tune - Makes the McLaren F1 look like a fancy pants Hyundai Excel

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  1. Xin

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    To all the skyline haters:

    From SCC magazine May 2005

    Tear that McLaren poster off your wall. And the Enzo lithograph. And the Porsche calendar. Strip the Speed Racer sheets off your twin, mama's boy. There's a new king in town. BMW likes to think it makes "the ultimate driving machine," but NISMO, even more brazenly, titled its R34 GT-R Z-tune the "ultimate road-going car in the world." Using the quarter-mile dash as a partial indicator, NISMO might be right. It's probably the quickest. Chat room disciples, you may proceed to whip each other into a foaming, flaming frenzy. Ah, you say, what about the Enzo? Slow. The McLaren F1? Fancy pants Hyundai Excel. Saleen S7R Twin Turbo, the quickest car on the planet? Turdlike. If numbers whispered by NISMO staff in the halls of the Tokyo Auto Salon are to be believed, the Z-tune ran 0-400 meters (a little shorter than a quarter mile) in 10.06 seconds during development. That's more than 6/10 of a second faster than any production car ever tested. And this is no drag car.

    NISMO is handcrafting 20 Z-tune GT-R's to mark the 20th anniversary of the birthdate of Nissan's racing arm. Ah, you argue, Nissan hasn't made the GT-R since 2003. That's true. The 20 very lucky and rich people who we want to say bad things about are actually buying used GT-R's. NISMO bought used GT-R V-Specs, each with less than 18K miles on the clock, and stripped them to bare shells.

    The Z-tune is built at the NISMO facility by the same NISMO engineers who sculpt the factory racecars, using the same techniques, the same tools and the same expertise. To build an all-conquering Skyline GT-R is no challenge to NISMO engineers, but building one that is truly a street car presents a challenge: total supremacy, taking into account emissions, crash friendliness, potholes, rain, hot days and traffic.

    At $170K each, the Z-tune is a tremendous bargain. In addition to it being a hand-built, obsessively finished and technologically saturated supercar, you get absolute exclusivity and rarified performance for less than the cost of the cheapest Ferrari. If Nissan's PR flacks wanted a means of reinjecting "GT-R" into our brains to build toward the upcoming launch of the R35 GT-R, they have succeeded.

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  2. Opi

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    pics
     
  3. 1fastz28

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  7. 2DR Vette

    2DR Vette We don't freestyle the Eyes of Texas, Big Boy.

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    Weak.

    Rumor and speculation.
     
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  9. Shikado

    Shikado David-Michelle-Edgar-Tony :wtc:

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    R34, the last generation of Skyline...
     
  10. you know me

    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    No, no it doesn't. And you have lowered the collective IQ of OT by putting forth such a statement.
     
  11. ZAQ786

    ZAQ786 BMW: The reason Lexus is still 'In the pursuit of

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  12. 2DR Vette

    2DR Vette We don't freestyle the Eyes of Texas, Big Boy.

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    C6 Z06 > that shit.


    Hell, Civic + mods > that.
     
  13. BitchAss

    BitchAss Let's drop bombs... OT Supporter

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    the Z06 is an amazing car.... but nonetheless, it won't be able to hang with this particular GTR....
     
  14. dmora

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    bull
    shit.
     
  15. 2DR Vette

    2DR Vette We don't freestyle the Eyes of Texas, Big Boy.

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    It'd be nice to have this conversation.

    Too bad it's nothing but romor and marketing fluff for the Nissan right now. :mamoru:
     
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    Oh, it's an article from SCC, that means it's completely viable.
     
  17. kittah

    kittah Is kittah acting sexy?

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  18. dmora

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    :rofl:

    Even GTR owners will say thats a load of horse crap.
     
  19. MrBucket

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    yeah and how much horsepower does nissan claim to have?
     
  20. dmora

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    the Z-tune is claimed to have 500ps and still weigh ~3400lbs, no where near a McLaren F1 at 2600lbs and 627hp.
     
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    ah so nismo found out how to break the laws of physics i see
     
  22. dmora

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    no, SCC is full of ricers who know jack shit about cars.
     
  23. Bernout

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    Exactly, they tout the 10.06 figure as if its carved in granite by saying its "more than 6/10 of a second faster than any production car ever tested."

    HELLO?! The fucking Z-Tuine has yet to be tested! "During development" dosen't mean shit.

    God damn, these ricers have really gone off the deep end now by belittling the McLaren and Enzo. :uh:
     
  24. dmora

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  25. dmora

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    George is getting upset :mad:
     

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