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Ascariss
11-05-2004, 11:07 AM
old thread:<br><A HREF="http://carspyshots.proboards2.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=spy&num=1060210033&start=0" TARGET="_blank">http://carspyshots.proboards2....art=0</A><p><IMG SRC="http://www.carfreaks.net/albums/ringtesting04/IMG_0460.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Source: <A HREF="http://www.carfreaks.net/gallery/ringtesting04?page=2" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carfreaks.net/galle...age=2</A><p>First Spy Shot of the GT-R, or rather, GT-R components. This shows an Infiniti G35 Coupe, under which lies the mechanicals of the GT-R's suspension, which is being tuned by Lotus at their development Center in England<p>It was being benchmarked against the Current GT-R<p><A HREF="http://www.carfreaks.net/albums/ringtesting04/IMG_0821.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carfreaks.net/album...1.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.carfreaks.net/albums/ringtesting04/IMG_0857.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carfreaks.net/album...7.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.carfreaks.net/albums/ringtesting04/IMG_0806.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carfreaks.net/album...6.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.carfreaks.net/albums/ringtesting04/IMG_0824.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carfreaks.net/album...4.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.carfreaks.net/albums/ringtesting04/IMG_0823.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carfreaks.net/album...3.jpg</A> <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Player4</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br><b>2007 Infiniti GT-R Midsize Coupe/Hatchback<br></b><p><IMG SRC="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com/pictures/VEHICLE/2007/Infiniti/100486033/032911-E.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><i>What Edmunds.com Says: It may end up wearing an Infiniti badge, but this next generation Skyline should have all the attitude of its Nissan cousins. </i><p><i>What We Know: After years of rumors and intense lobbying by Nissan enthusiasts in the U.S., Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn announced that his company plans to release a fully redesigned version of the legendary Skyline GT-R by 2007. The new version will take its cues from the GT-R concept car that has made the rounds at various auto shows over the past several years, and unlike its predecessor the GT-R will make its way to the U.S. With the 350Z already occupying a steady spot in Nissan's lineup, look for the GT-R to come Stateside wearing an Infiniti badge. A prototype caught testing on Germany's grueling Nurburgring test track made the rounds wearing the shell of a current G35, but obvious signs of serious modifications indicate it was no ordinary Infiniti. The car is expected to debut at the Tokyo Motor Show in the fall of 2007 and go on sale later that year. <br></i><p>Source: <A HREF="http://www.Edmunds.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.Edmunds.com</A><br></TD></TR></TABLE>

Charger
05-24-2005, 08:53 AM
<A HREF="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com/media/il/features/future/infiniti.gt/08.skyline.gtr.lead.340.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332...0.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com/media/il/features/future/infiniti.gt/08.skyline.gtr.r34.500.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332...0.jpg</A><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The 2008 Nissan Skyline may be a couple years away, but we've got the latest spy pictures of a new prototype caught testing on the Nurburgring. Expected to come to the U.S. wearing the Infiniti GT-R badge, this super coupe from Nissan is the car that Japanese rivals like the Subaru WRX and Mitsubishi Evolution aspire to.<p>We've seen this prototype before, but closer examination reveals some variations that have been added since its last sighting. The rear fascia wears an extended bumper section that hints at the GT-R's longer overall length compared to the current Japanese market Nissan Skyline, otherwise known as the Infiniti G35 in the U.S. The view from behind also reveals pronounced front-quarter panels that extend beyond the G35's stock bodywork suggesting a considerably wider track up front. Same goes for the rear quarters, as the view from the front shows some wide wheelwells destined to house some serious rubber. <p>Regardless of whether it comes over wearing the Nissan Skyline GT-R badge or the Infiniti GT-R nameplate, expect the usual combination of serious horsepower, all-wheel drive and Nissan's latest technological hardware. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn suggested in a speech to expect around 400 hp from what will probably be a twin-turbo version of Nissan's VQ V6. Internet chatter has also brought up the possibility of a seven-speed sequential gearbox, but even if that doesn't come to fruition a standard six-speed manual should be part of the package. <p>Ghosn has also gone on record with the promise of a production version for the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show, but a recent report suggests that yet another concept version may be shown at this year's Tokyo show. Rest assured that regardless of when the Nissan's replacement for the Skyline hits the streets it will be one of the fastest supercars Japan has ever produced.<p></TD></TR></TABLE><br>edmunds

KebabGud
05-24-2005, 09:40 AM
one problem .. <br>the V35 is 7 or 8 years old i 2008 .. in otherwords .. its not going to be based on teh V35..<br>somthing that people at nissan did say in 2002 <br>there vill not be any V35 GTR .. but there vill be a new GTR after V35 <br>the year might be right .. but that car looks to mutch like a riced up G35 to be beliveble..<p>(and yes .. there is a lot og V35s in europe...there is a modifide black one in sweden that im shure has the same bumper)

IcedG35
05-24-2005, 09:55 AM
the VQ engine is was new for the G/Z/FX in 2003 so it would only be 5 years old which is not exactly old as far as engine designs go, especially for an engine as highly regarded. a little upgrading should keep it up to date and this may use the 4.0 L version.

KebabGud
05-24-2005, 10:03 AM
the G35 came in 2001 in japan.. its to late in its life for a Hot version..<br>the G35 is allready at the end of its life.. <br>(is you look at the R32/33/34 and how long they where in production)<br>

Santeno
05-24-2005, 10:10 AM
If I recall correctly, Gohsn has said that the GT-R is not supposed to be a hot version of an existing model (as with past ones), but rather it's own thing this time around. It's intended to share components with other models sure, but it's supposed to have unique styling and much model specific engineering. The car in the pics (as well as previous ones we've seen) are just mules based on the current G35 coupe/350z. The truth is that other than the obvious body shell on the mule, we don't really know what's underneath.

JBlair
05-24-2005, 10:50 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>KebabGud</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">one problem .. <br>the V35 is 7 or 8 years old i 2008 .. in otherwords .. its not going to be based on teh V35..<br>somthing that people at nissan did say in 2002 <br>there vill not be any V35 GTR .. but there vill be a new GTR after V35 <br>the year might be right .. but that car looks to mutch like a riced up G35 to be beliveble..<p>(and yes .. there is a lot og V35s in europe...there is a modifide black one in sweden that im shure has the same bumper)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>If you are talking about the G35, then you are mistaken just a bit. The G35 will indeed be old by the time the GTR will come out. However, Nissan has already done the job of updating the platform both mechanically and structurally with the new M45. The FM platform is going to be around for a while, because Nissan is very committed to it in the long term. As for this, this is just a rough mule using a G35 coupe body. The real thing will look nothing like this.

nismo
05-24-2005, 01:02 PM
The Skyline/G35 and the new GTR are 2 different cars. They won't share any sheet metal, its not a souped up Skyline anymore. They are testing the new GTR under a Skyline/G35 shell... this article tells you that the weird rear bumper indicates the GTR's might be longer length than the Skyline/G35. A new Skyline/G35 should debut either in the 2007-2008MY that will not be related to the new GTR besides sharing platforms. <p>Nissan wants the GTR to be Porshe competition.

SELLER
05-24-2005, 01:06 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">If I recall correctly, Gohsn has said that the GT-R is not supposed to be a hot version of an existing model (as with past ones), but rather it's own thing this time around. It's intended to share components with other models sure, but it's supposed to have unique styling and much model specific engineering. The car in the pics (as well as previous ones we've seen) are just mules based on the current G35 coupe/350z. The truth is that other than the obvious body shell on the mule, we don't really know what's underneath.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Exactly.

JBlair
05-24-2005, 01:56 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>nismo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The Skyline/G35 and the new GTR are 2 different cars. They won't share any sheet metal, its not a souped up Skyline anymore. They are testing the new GTR under a Skyline/G35 shell... this article tells you that the weird rear bumper indicates the GTR's might be longer length than the Skyline/G35. A new Skyline/G35 should debut either in the 2007-2008MY that will not be related to the new GTR besides sharing platforms. <p>Nissan wants the GTR to be Porshe competition.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Two different names, but they share a platform and some of their mechanical parts.

Andre
05-24-2005, 02:09 PM
You guys are confusing the hell outta me, and I understood this so well before.<p>GTR will be its own car, not a souped up G35, as stated above. It will use a well Tuned VQ series engine and a manual transmission, possibly (probably) AWD. It will be on a slightly adjusted version of the Front Midship platform and will probably be a bit longer and wider than the G35c

KebabGud
05-24-2005, 02:44 PM
well .. no one really knows :P<br>so far its all rumors.. :P<p>but one thing is shure .. you cant the the GTR out of Skyline .. it will be like making the 3series BMW and the M3 2 totaly diffrent cars..<br>the GTR has always been the high end skyline..<br>they might make the GTR a moddel of its own but its just wrong :P

Uberwagon
05-24-2005, 03:36 PM
I don't know, but I think all this speculation about Nissan's marketing is a little fruitless at such an early date. The GTR may be a "technically" different model, or maybe not. I think all we can count on it having unique skin (more unique than, say, the M3 from the 330ci) and sharing a similar platform to today's G. <p>Incidentally, the evolution of the current platform isn't a bad thing at all. Many companies make iterative changes to existing technology. It's not just cost-effective, it's also sometimes the best way to build upon knowledge gained from development. Just look at the history of Porsche's 911.<p>I think Andre's take on what this car will be pretty much sums up what we know: It's going to be positively incredible.

JBlair
05-25-2005, 10:10 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>KebabGud</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">well .. no one really knows :P<br>so far its all rumors.. :P<p>but one thing is shure .. you cant the the GTR out of Skyline .. it will be like making the 3series BMW and the M3 2 totaly diffrent cars..<br>the GTR has always been the high end skyline..<br>they might make the GTR a moddel of its own but its just wrong :P</TD></TR></TABLE><p>As a matter of fact, you can. Nissan will not use the Skyline moniker in the US (I don't even think they're using it overseas). That moniker is already used on the Japanese and maybe european, version of the G35.

ndjan
05-26-2005, 05:36 PM
I heard it's all but guaranteed that it is coming as the infiniti GTR.<br>I personally think it will be a completely diferent car from the g35. To the average person, the 350z and g35 seem nothing alike. My bet is the difference between the gtr and g35 will be even greater; at least enough to consider them more different than a 325 and an m3

against the wall
07-12-2005, 04:58 PM
i was reading the most recent automobile magazine (cayman on the cover) and it had info on the new car. they said that there will be a teaser concept at tokyo in october that will be close to the real thing. there is a pic of a rendering if anybody wants to scan it.

knicks125
07-12-2005, 05:29 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bonzo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i was reading the most recent automobile magazine (cayman on the cover) and it had info on the new car. they said that there will be a teaser concept at tokyo in october that will be close to the real thing. there is a pic of a rendering if anybody wants to scan it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Someone already scanned it. I saw it today at some car website. I don't know, it looks kind of weird.<p>Let me go see if I can find that scanned image that was posted.

knicks125
07-12-2005, 05:39 PM
Not sure if someone hosted their own image for this scanned version so I placed the link instead a picture, from TCL:<p><A HREF="http://forums.thecarlounge.net/zerothread?id=2084140" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.thecarlounge.net...84140</A>

carspynut
07-13-2005, 03:17 AM
what i like about skyline gtr's of the recent past is that it has "form follows function" that i like. It has no superfluous design details. It's kind of like it's saying "I'm here to kick some arse!" and then goes about its business. And from what i saw at the carlounge it seems to continue on that tradition. From that that first concept that was introduced 2 or 4 years, I was a bit reluctant that the design was going to be akin to the G35/Skyline's curvy body. It just seemed a bit too derivative of the G35 coupe body. But now that i see this body design that's taut, i can sigh a bit of relief. Hopefully, this will translate well from concept form into production.<p>The thing i'm now wondering about is the powerplant. 400 hp seems a bit low. I'm sure you'd feel most of the 400 bhp's at the wheels but i was expecting something along the lines of 450-475 or even possibly 500. Only time'll tell.....

StevenZoz
07-13-2005, 11:28 AM
Specs:<br>*twin turbo 450 hp, 3.5 liter V6<br>*infiniti intelligent AWD system<br>*Nissan will be selling this car in the US<br>*they are not sure whether they will sell it at nissan or infiniti dealerships<br>*Pricing will be around 70k.<p>SOURCE: Motor Trend, Aug. 2005

Santeno
07-14-2005, 06:32 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Not sure if someone hosted their own image for this scanned version so I placed the link instead a picture, from TCL:<p><A HREF="http://forums.thecarlounge.net/zerothread?id=2084140" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.thecarlounge.net...84140</A></TD></TR></TABLE><br>Thanks for the link but those pics are artists renderings based on the concept from a few years ago. If I recall correctly nissan has already stated that the GTR will not be resembling that concept or the skyline.

DoMiNo
07-14-2005, 08:10 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Thanks for the link but those pics are artists renderings based on the concept from a few years ago. If I recall correctly nissan has already stated that the GTR will not be resembling that concept or the skyline.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hopefully it resembles more than a riced-out G35 coupe, though. That would be a total shame.

Santeno
07-14-2005, 08:20 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>DoMiNo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hopefully it resembles more than a riced-out G35 coupe, though. That would be a total shame. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Again, Nissan has specifically said that the GT-R will have it's own distinctive bodywork this time around. It WILL NOT look like a trated up skyline again.

The Water Is Poison
08-08-2005, 02:13 PM
I couldnt fid a topic although I've seen it before<br>anyway, someone who supposedly works at Nissan sent me these pictures<p> <IMG SRC="http://pic14.picturetrail.com/VOL552/2970804/6395175/107360928.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://pic14.picturetrail.com/VOL552/2970804/6395175/107360778.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://pic14.picturetrail.com/VOL552/2970804/6395175/107360732.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>I don't believe it though, I think this is just a highly modified G35

against the wall
08-08-2005, 03:19 PM
yea if that was the real gtr it would be a huge dissappointment. the next skyline shouldnt be a g35 coupe with more power. doesnt seem right.

zwei Biere bitte
08-08-2005, 03:27 PM
Well, that's what it would be considering that the G35 is the Nissan Skyline in Japan. <p>BTW, those pictures look like they were taken at an auto tuner show. Not to mention the rear paper plate says "Federick Nissan", so yeah, it's just a heavily tuned G35.

StuckInNYForever
08-08-2005, 03:29 PM
While the bumpers look like a body kit on a G35, the fender flairs are very well integrated with the body. This looks like something a little more special, or someone really spent a lot to do these mods right.<p>But with a name like "Frederick Nissan", it doesn't seem to be in Japan. It also has the Infiniti logo. Is that what the Nissan logo is in Japan? Or they just changed the brand name on the back?

erzhik
08-08-2005, 03:35 PM
nice wide body kit..

AM2
08-08-2005, 03:50 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>StuckInNYForever</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> It also has the Infiniti logo. Is that what the Nissan logo is in Japan?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Thats an Infiniti logo.<p>JDM Nissan Skyline has a "Nissan Logo" <br><IMG SRC="http://www.nissanfanseite.de/Nissan-Japan/Nissan_Skyline_Coupe/Skyline-Coupe-2005-04.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>StuckInNYForever</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Or they just changed the brand name on the back?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I think the Middle East, Taiwan and Korea are the only other markets outside North America where the "Infiniti" brand is being used.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by AM2 at 7:00 AM 8/9/2005</i>

5.9LITRE
08-08-2005, 04:21 PM
1) that is fugly<br>2) bolt-on body parts and fake badging at a tuner show does not make a gt-r<br>3) dang i wish nissan/infiniti would hurry up and release the real one!

Santeno
08-08-2005, 05:50 PM
Frederick is a town in Northern VA. and that front liscence plate is a Maryland plate. If you look at the picture of the rear you can see that the car is sorrounded by all kinds of modified vehicles as if it where in some kind of show. <p>As everyone else has chimed in. That is just a modified skyline. The GTR is suppose to have unique bodywork, not slap-on "surface excitement". Also, Infiniti uses alpha-numeric designations not names, so it stands to reason that whoever did this mod didn't do his homework.

DSC-OFF
08-10-2005, 02:17 PM
Havent seen this one before<p><IMG SRC="http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/8104/gtr4mp.jpg" BORDER="0">

Santeno
08-10-2005, 02:39 PM
yeah that rendering has been around for about a year now.

DSC-OFF
08-10-2005, 03:11 PM
Now that i think about it, i may have seen it already

SELLER
08-10-2005, 04:33 PM
That rendering rules.

IcedG35
08-11-2005, 12:24 AM
I wish they'd give us a turbo G35 in the meantime but its doubtful, although Infiniti is making a lot of great changes to the 06' G35 to build on those of the '05. (sorry for being off topic but its kinda the same car right?)

Top Secret
08-11-2005, 02:28 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>...DamagedProphet...</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><IMG SRC="http://pic14.picturetrail.com/VOL552/2970804/6395175/107360928.jpg" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>That's just a Top Secret bodykit, released just early this year. They released their version of a GT-R, with a twin-turbo V8, but later renamed it back to the Skyline RX-1 Coupe.<p> <IMG SRC="http://www.topsecretjpn.com/products/gtr09.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://www.topsecretjpn.com/products/gtr07.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://www.topsecretjpn.com/products/gtr06.jpg" BORDER="0">

_PiCASSO_
08-11-2005, 04:38 PM
I spotted a Nissan mule in Windsor this summer... could this be the 2008 GT-R?<p><IMG SRC="http://server2.uploadit.org/files/Picassimo-GTR1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://server2.uploadit.org/files/Picassimo-GTR2.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>:)

toasteroven
08-11-2005, 04:52 PM
$50 says the mirrors don't make it to production. :D

LEXUS FAN!
08-11-2005, 05:55 PM
that thing cannot be a mule...can it?<p>they wouldn't use that as a mule, right?

IcedG35
08-11-2005, 06:07 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LEXUS FAN!</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">that thing cannot be a mule...can it?<p>they wouldn't use that as a mule, right?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>definitely not a mule, those wheels look a little too production-ready to be a mule

Buster
08-11-2005, 06:33 PM
I dunno, none of the illustrations or specs are intriguing to me. If Nissan can't to better than this, it should say out of the USA with the Skyline. It just won't interest Americans with the coin to purchase it. Derivative styling, borrowed powertrains, why bother?

autodanse
08-11-2005, 06:33 PM
hahaha what is THAT

Santeno
08-11-2005, 07:03 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Buster</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I dunno, none of the illustrations or specs are intriguing to me. If Nissan can't to better than this, it should say out of the USA with the Skyline. It just won't interest Americans with the coin to purchase it. Derivative styling, borrowed powertrains, why bother?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>The skyline has been on sale in the US for a few years now as the Infiniti G35 and "Americans with the coin to purchase it" have don so in droves. As for those pics, everyone there are no pictures of the GT-R available yet. Definitely nothing has leaked out of Nissan. All they have shown was a concept several years ago and since then they've said that any new GT-R will most likely not be patterned after that concept. anythng else that has been shown anywhere is either a fanboy rendering/chop, or a real picture of a body conversion of a skyline by a private owner.<p>In other words nothing has come out of nissan so it's useless to coment on available images as it if had.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Santeno at 12:28 AM 8/12/2005</i>

against the wall
08-11-2005, 08:17 PM
man that car is either a mule or that car has some serious problems.

Naga Royal Guard
08-11-2005, 08:44 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>_PiCASSO_</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I spotted a Nissan mule in Windsor this summer... could this be the 2008 GT-R?<p><IMG SRC="http://server2.uploadit.org/files/Picassimo-GTR1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://server2.uploadit.org/files/Picassimo-GTR2.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>:)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>this is a joke, right?

Krypton
08-31-2005, 07:19 AM
LOL, id take that in a heartbeat

Lunafairymiena
09-05-2005, 11:54 AM
Believe or not... Yesterday, I've checked the "BEST CAR" magazine. And it says... NISSAN quits 4WD and the next GT-R is gonna be... FR!!! Front mounted engine, Rear wheel drive. What's wrong with the NISSAN??? Anybody know more about it? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/pukeface.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Lunafairymiena at 5:01 AM 9/6/2005</i>

FordRules
09-05-2005, 11:57 AM
RWD is good!

VVTL-I
09-05-2005, 12:11 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Lunafairymiena</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> Believe or not... Yesterday, I've checked the "BEST CAR" magazine. And it says... NISSAN quits 4WD and the next GT-R is gonna be... FR!!! Front mounted engine, Rear wheel drive. What's wrong with the NISSAN??? Anybody know more about it? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/pukeface.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br><i>Modified by Lunafairymiena at 5:01 AM 9/6/2005</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Say it ain't so........ <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/crying.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/crying.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/crying.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/crying.gif" BORDER="0">

KebabGud
09-05-2005, 12:47 PM
whats wrong with you people... thats a GOOD THING!

StuckInNYForever
09-05-2005, 04:02 PM
Rear Wheel Drive is not a good thing when its chosen over 4 Wheel Drive! 4WD will give it quicker off-the-line starts and make it driveable in the winter, not to mention safer all year around. I'm sure it was the 4WD that got the Skyline its cult-like status to begin with.

Redline
09-05-2005, 05:07 PM
The 4WD and the incredible chassis dynamics made the GT-R what it is. Yes I've always thought it was over-priced and under performed, but still, the chassis is what made the price worth it, and without 4WD, it just won't be the same. This is not a good thing if they do, that would be a very bad thing.

erzhik
09-05-2005, 05:41 PM
what ever happened to this concept?<p><br><A HREF="http://www.fastcoolcars.com/images/wallpaper2/1Nissan_Skyline_GTR.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.fastcoolcars.com/im...R.jpg</A>

Lunafairymiena
09-05-2005, 09:09 PM
Am I wrong? I didn't buy that magazine though.<br>I'll check that again...Busy makes the thing incorrect.<br>I was busy with the shopping...My wife was waiting...<br>So, this time I'll check the magazine carefully... Thanks.<p><br> But, if it is correct, it says..."Next GT-R is gonna be FR!"(Written in Japanese.) In front of the magazine...<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Lunafairymiena at 2:15 PM 9/6/2005</i>

bucket
09-06-2005, 06:38 AM
4WD is just unnecessary weight. bring on the RWD GT-R.

Santeno
09-06-2005, 07:22 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bucket</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">4WD is just unnecessary weight. bring on the RWD GT-R.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I have to agree with bucket. While AWD makes for impressive driving dynamics at extremes. in normal sporting driving, It doesn't really add much. What it does add is weight, which if I recall correctly was one of the chief criticisms of the GT-R. personally (and I would guess in the case of most potential buyers), I have nor problem with it being RWD, If the price can be kept down to more reasonable (read, Corvette-like) levels. Otherwise, why buy a GT-R when you can buy a Corvette or a TVR for a lot less, or buy a porsche for it's inflated price?

bucket
09-06-2005, 07:55 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I have to agree with bucket. While AWD makes for impressive driving dynamics at extremes. in normal sporting driving, It doesn't really add much. What it does add is weight, which if I recall correctly was one of the chief criticisms of the GT-R. personally (and I would guess in the case of most potential buyers), I have nor problem with it being RWD, If the price can be kept down to more reasonable (read, Corvette-like) levels. Otherwise, why buy a GT-R when you can buy a Corvette or a TVR for a lot less, or buy a porsche for it's inflated price?</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>you said it. the two main reasons i've heard people cling to AWD here are easy to break down.<p>"AWD/4WD makes for better launch times" - and how often is launch time important? at most, once a week at the drag strip? do you enjoy launching from every stop light? is your fuel economy not bad enough already from dragging around that extra 300 pounds of or is it really <I>that</I> important that you get out ahead of that minivan full of toddlers at every red light? if you answered "yes" to any or all of these, i have a final rebuttal for you. <p>getting the optimum launch out of your vehicle is much more reliant on driver input and driving skill than how many tires your power is going to. a 400 hp car on bicycle tires is going to have issues, but a 400hp grand tourer on 10" wide rears is going to require some serious dump-and-pray clutch treatment to have traction problems.<p>"AWD/4WD make a car handle better, especially in the wet" - in america especially, the WRX and EVO-driven boy racer fad has perpetuated this myth. while a mediocre driver can make an AWD vehicle handle better than a RWD vehicle, a good driver in a RWD vehicle could likely destroy a clone of themself driving something similar equipped with AWD. i don't think most of the people driving this vehicle are going to be out cruising in winter storms. after all, how many 911s and corvettes do you see braving nor'easters? i see a surprisingly scarce number in contrast to the number of AWD pocket rockets i see lodged in snowbanks or crashed along the sides of I-80.

Charger
10-17-2005, 10:40 AM
<A HREF="http://www.worldcarfans.com/spyphotos.cfm/spyphotoid/6051014.001" TARGET="_blank">http://www.worldcarfans.com/sp...4.001</A>

carlisimo
10-17-2005, 07:46 PM
Wow, FR would be a big change.<p>The GT-R was FR before the '89 version, but the '89 version is the one that put the GT-R on the map. ATTESA-ETS is part of the GT-R story... anything else is just a souped up Skyline.<p>Lends a little bit of variety to the $70k-$100k sports car segment too.

SELLER
10-17-2005, 09:24 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>carlisimo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Wow, FR would be a big change.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It will Not be RWD. With all their AWD Technology progress, theres no way they'd just drop it all together.<p>It would be like the 997 911 Turbo being RWD.. just doesnt make any sense. <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by SELLER at 9:33 PM 10/17/2005</i>

KebabGud
10-17-2005, 09:28 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>somebody..lol</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">what ever happened to this concept?<p><br><A HREF="http://www.fastcoolcars.com/images/wallpaper2/1Nissan_Skyline_GTR.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.fastcoolcars.com/im...R.jpg</A></TD></TR></TABLE><br>the car they are showing in tokyo in just 26 hours is a update on that consept..<p>PS: there is a good chanse that the ned GT-R is RWD.. (if i remember correctly from best motoring)

kerokero
10-18-2005, 06:38 PM
<A HREF="http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/article/EVENT_LEAF/20051019/109807" TARGET="_blank">http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/a...09807</A>/<p>pics from Tokyo show

SELLER
10-18-2005, 06:42 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>kerokero</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><A HREF="http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/article/EVENT_LEAF/20051019/109807" TARGET="_blank">http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/a...09807</A>/<p>pics from Tokyo show</TD></TR></TABLE><p>shoot me, i think

ndjan
10-18-2005, 10:27 PM
At least it's exotic looking. <br>Not crazy about the blackout front. Hopefully the Infinit version will get some chrome treatment for the U.S. Also, the Roofline with Blacked-out A-pillars looks a little strange, and the rear looks a little 80's

tjts1
10-18-2005, 11:23 PM
Damn it looks good. <br> <IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_tokyo/gallerys/nissan_gtr/images/GT_R_PROTO_27.jpg" BORDER="0">

kerokero
10-19-2005, 12:18 AM
live pics from Tokyo show<br><IMG SRC="http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/article/EVENT_LEAF/20051019/109829/02.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><A HREF="http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/article/EVENT_LEAF/20051019/109829" TARGET="_blank">http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/a...09829</A>/

AM2
10-19-2005, 12:40 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>2005 Tokyo: Nissan's next-gen Skyline GT-R is the talk of Tokyo, and still only a concept</B><br>KEVIN A. WILSON <p>Bidding to set a record for the longest drum roll in automotive history, Nissan unveiled yet another concept edition of its next-generation Skyline GT-R (that would be R35 if past nomenclature holds) during the Tokyo Motor Show press preview on Oct. 19. Its called the GT-R Proto (as in prototype) and a production version is coming to America. Eventually. If youre thinking havent I seen/heard this before? the answer is yes, and no.<p>No, you havent seen this particular concept before. But you could be forgiven thinking you recognize it, for it does bear a thematic resemblance to the first R35 concept shown in Tokyo way back in 2001, just before the R34 platform went out of production in 2002. Named the GT-R Concept, that car picked up the key GT-R design cues that still exist on the Proto. The Proto, though, shows more refined aerodynamics and is much closer to sharing the design of current Nissans and Infiniti models. The company says the concept gives a clear indication of the final design direction for the new model. Shiro Nakamura, senior vice president of design, says this design is 80 to 90 percent of the final shape.<p>The production GT-R, however, is still another two years away, scheduled for introduction at the next Tokyo show in 2007 (the 2008 model year), by which time Nissan will have been pounding the drum for its high-performance flagship for six long years. Why?<p>The 2001 concept was shown before the Nissan revival got well and truly underway, back when the company really needed whatever positive buzz it could generate. It also had no successor underway for the R34 (introduced in 1999), but needed to stop building the expensive, limited-edition car while it devoted engineering and design resources to the core business. So CEO Carlos Ghosn showed the early concept to assure people that the model still had a future.<p><br>At the same time, he made the welcome announcement that Nissan would no longer do the stupid thing it had been doing for a decade before his arrival in 1999: Building three generations of the mighty Skyline GT-R only in right-hand drive, and restricting official sales to Japan. The new version of the all-wheel-drive track star, the boss proclaimed, was being developed from the outset to include a left-hand drive edition for offer to export markets.<p>What we now know for sure is that those export markets will include America for the first time. (Earlier editions of the Skyline GT-R are available here through unofficial channels via MotoRex; see <A HREF="http://www.skylinegtr.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.skylinegtr.com</A>/ ). Given the expected price point north of $70,000, the 2008 Skyline is likely to be badged as an Infiniti and the name is not set in stone. Thanks to video games and the import tuner craze the Skyline GT-R name has strong recognition and value in America, despite the lack of an official presence, so it should figure prominently in the strategy.<p>What will we get when it arrives? After a six-year buildup, it had better be good, and Nissan knows it. While still being coy in public about mechanical specification, the company will have to deliver on Ghosns earlier promises of around 400 hp and top level driving performance. Latest estimates move the power target north to 450 or even 500 hp, with speculation centering on either a twin-turbo variation of the current 3.5-liter V6 as found in the 350Z and Infiniti G35, or a version of the Infiniti 4.5 liter V8.<p>For now, officially, all Nissan will say is this, from Carlos Tavares, executive vice president supervising design and product planning: GTR is so important for Nissan because it is at the roots of Nissan. Were focused on performance and we will deliver accordingly. We dont want to disappoint our customers. We will have measurable performance numbers that will delight our fans.<p>Developed initially as a homologation special for racing purposes, earlier GT-Rs used a turbocharged inline six that was regarded as a bit peaky for road useyou had to keep the revs up and the turbo spinning to maintain good throttle response. If the new one is to maintain some of that flavor, the V8 option seems unlikely. This seems especially so given the slick hoodline of the Proto, but there is no way to be sure what decisions were made when Skyline was aimed at a global market where it would square off against Corvettes, Maseratis and Porsches.<p>Those with experience of previous GT-Rs will be watching to see how Nissan addresses the divergent goals of maintaining the originals race-bred characterwith its elemental interior appointments and track-day ride and handling characterwhile appealing to a broader global market, especially when doing so under the luxury Infiniti badge.<p>Nissan says the new car will have its own body, not one derived from a production sedan range (Skyline) as before. The suspension setup is being done in conjunction with Lotus Engineering, and development mules wearing G35 bodywork have been spied undergoing tests at Germanys Nrburgring. Good performance at this venue is practically a requirement for any serious enthusiast car. The all-wheel-drive systeman element of the GT-R since the R32 debuted as a 1989 model and was regarded as a sort of budget Porsche 959 analogis sure to take advantage of the latest in electronic management. At the least, it has to match the grip management found in Japanese rally-bred performance cars like the Subaru WRX and Mitsubishi Evo.<p>We similarly suspect well see some variation of a paddle-shifting transmission and certainly some enormous brakes, but Nissan is playing things close to the vest so far. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>-autoweek<p><IMG SRC="http://autoweek.com/files/weekart/2005/1024/gtrproto_front2.jpg" BORDER="0"> <IMG SRC="http://autoweek.com/files/weekart/2005/1024/gtrproto_rear.jpg" BORDER="0">

DSC-OFF
03-02-2006, 10:01 PM
<IMG SRC="http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/6616/gtr4hg.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><A HREF="http://thehollywoodextra.blogspot.com/" TARGET="_blank">TheHollywoodExtra</A><br> <br>

knihc2008
03-03-2006, 11:35 AM
whoever made that chop must not have seen the infiniti coupe concept nor the GT-R proto...

DSC-OFF
04-06-2006, 07:42 AM
<A HREF="http://www.japanesecarfans.com/spyphotos/6060405.002/6060405.002.mini1L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.japanesecarfans.com...L.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.japanesecarfans.com/spyphotos/6060405.002/6060405.002.mini2L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.japanesecarfans.com...L.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.japanesecarfans.com/spyphotos/6060405.002/6060405.002.mini3L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.japanesecarfans.com...L.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.japanesecarfans.com/spyphotos/6060405.002/6060405.002.mini4L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.japanesecarfans.com...L.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.worldcarfans.com/spyphotos.cfm/country/jcf/spyphotoID/6060405.002/nissan/more-nissan-skyline-gt-r-spy-photos" TARGET="_blank">WCF</A><br> <br>

megadethmartyr
04-06-2006, 08:30 AM
I simply seems wrong putting this under Infiniti's name. Can't wait to see the first one with the Infiniti badges ripped off, Nissan put in their place and a Skyline badge appropriately placed on the trunk.

nismo
04-06-2006, 09:41 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>megadethmartyr</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I simply seems wrong putting this under Infiniti's name. Can't wait to see the first one with the Infiniti badges ripped off, Nissan put in their place and a Skyline badge appropriately placed on the trunk. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>This car won't be sold as a "Skyline" in any country(the G35 = Skyline). The GTR is its own model...

erzhik
04-06-2006, 10:01 AM
Nice huge exhausts, beautiful widebody..

Santeno
04-06-2006, 10:14 AM
Interesting mule, but I wouldn't get too attached to that styling. Not only is it based on the current Skyline, which is on it's way out, but Nissan has explicitly said in more than one occassion that the GT-R will no longer be a skyline variant, but rather it's own separate stand along model, with it's own styling. In other words, it will no longer look like a skyline with boy-racer bolt-ons.

CosworthKid
04-06-2006, 10:15 AM
Anyone has the new issue of TopGear magazine (uk)?It has a GT-R on it's cover and a story about it inside but didnt manage to buy it yet. The cover car looks exactly like the previous Tokyo concept.

knihc2008
04-06-2006, 10:59 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>megadethmartyr</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I simply seems wrong putting this under Infiniti's name. Can't wait to see the first one with the Infiniti badges ripped off, Nissan put in their place and a Skyline badge appropriately placed on the trunk. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>i wouldn't want to buy a 70k car from a nissan dealer, nor would i want to take a 70k car for service at a nissan dealer.

Santeno
04-06-2006, 12:10 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knihc2008</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i wouldn't want to buy a 70k car from a nissan dealer, nor would i want to take a 70k car for service at a nissan dealer.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Very true. The funny thing is that most people would probably have no problem going to adjoining Infiniti lot and doing it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

nismo
04-06-2006, 08:49 PM
I think thats what he was trying to say. <p>It would be like Toyota selling the top of the line SC at Toyota next to some yaris hatchback, just wouldn't seem right.

Santeno
04-07-2006, 08:49 AM
yes and My point is that in today's multi lot megadealers, don't be surprised if the same dealer that sells Nissan has an Infiniti showroom in an adjoining lot. so Although they wouldn't by the car from the Nissan dealer, they would buy it from the Infiniti one, who happens to be the same person. So much for trying to be subtle.

CosworthKid
04-08-2006, 08:26 PM
<A HREF="http://www.topgear.com/content/magflash/0506" TARGET="_blank">http://www.topgear.com/content/magflash/0506</A>/<p>Nissan GT-R

IcedG35
04-08-2006, 09:31 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knihc2008</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>i wouldn't want to buy a 70k car from a nissan dealer, nor would i want to take a 70k car for service at a nissan dealer.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>why i wouldn't buy a Phaeton...

CosworthKid
04-09-2006, 05:20 PM
Those TopGear shots look pretty spot-on, very similar to the Tokyo concept. Anyone else has som more photos or info?

JBlair
04-09-2006, 05:37 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CosworthKid</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Those TopGear shots look pretty spot-on, very similar to the Tokyo concept. Anyone else has som more photos or info?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The top gear pictures ARE of the Tokyo concept.

AXIS
04-12-2006, 11:50 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knihc2008</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> i wouldn't want to buy a 70k car from a nissan dealer, nor would i want to take a 70k car for service at a nissan dealer.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The same thing can be said about the Corvette. <p>I think what Nissan is doing makes perfect sense plus this opens up the possibility <br>of Infiniti getting their own halo vehicle

Santeno
04-12-2006, 12:27 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AXIS</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I think what Nissan is doing makes perfect sense plus this opens up the possibility of Infiniti getting their own halo vehicle</TD></TR></TABLE><br>But hasn't Nissan said that at least in the US the GT-R is going to be Infiniti's halo vehicle?

turbonium959
04-12-2006, 02:31 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>But hasn't Nissan said that at least in the US the GT-R is going to be Infiniti's halo vehicle?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Nissan just announced that GT-R will be sold in US/Canada as a Nissan, available in '08.

Santeno
04-13-2006, 08:45 AM
yep it sure has:<p><A HREF="http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=19295" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=19295</A><p>I'll eat my hat now, thank you. I guess after this development I'll have to agree with some of the opinions here. $70k for a Nissan is going to be a tough sell outside of the car's fans. Especially when cars like the corvette are available for less money and similar performance (and less gimicky styling). I suspect Nissan will rank major sales for a few months; satisfy the enthusiast appetite for the car; and then see a steep drop-off in US sales.

Velocitas
04-13-2006, 12:50 PM
<br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>IcedG35</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>why i wouldn't buy a Phaeton...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You've missed out. A friend of mine has one -- it's a wonderful car. For service, he goes to a high end, multi-brand dealer that happens to have VW as one of their marques. His car is serviced right alongside Bentleys, Astons, Porsches, etc. With the Phaeton, he gets Bentley quality and service at a VW pricetag. I'd call that smart money.<br>

Naga Royal Guard
04-13-2006, 02:15 PM
i wouldnt say the Phaeton's price tag is exactly " VW" <p>its still got the nicest C-pillar in the industry tho

evsmotors
07-07-2006, 07:56 PM
Any new updates on the GT-R?

ndjan
07-08-2006, 12:36 AM
I think this argument over the GTR being a Nissan is a bit silly. Nissan is one of the better midmarket companies. Plus the GTR will be made in Japan, and the Japanese built Nissans have impeccable reliability and quality reputations (it's the U.S. made ones that are less reliable). If Dodge can sell the more expensive Viper, Chevy the Corvette, and Ford the 100k+ GT, Nissan will have no problem selling the GTR.<br>Plus I'm sure that they will have specially trained technicians for the car. Nissan, especially under Ghosn, has gotten their marketing strategy perfect. They wouldn't make a choice to badge this a Nissan unless they're 100% confident that it's the right step.

mzoltarp
07-08-2006, 07:03 AM
midmarket? Nissan (like Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, and Volkswagen) is an entry level manufacturer/ Given that the GTR has never been sold officially in the USA and giving its HIGH price, selling it through the infiniti channel would have made more sense. They could have done as Ford did with the Mustang: no brand name no model name on the car.

metallic
07-08-2006, 08:11 AM
as far as i know, GTR always had GTR badge, not nissans... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>It's funny thought, 20k$ mustang don't have any ford badge, but 100k$+ GT does... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> Kinda funny, i think. <br>Anyway, who am i to judge their market policy... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

ACURARDX
07-08-2006, 08:34 AM
I think this is the official site of the 2008 Nissan GT-R for US customers.<p><A HREF="http://www.nissanusa.com/gt-r" TARGET="_blank">http://www.nissanusa.com/gt-r</A>/<p>It only has sign-up info and some general info. <br>

ndjan
07-08-2006, 11:28 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mzoltarp</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">midmarket? Nissan (like Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, and Volkswagen) is an entry level manufacturer/ Given that the GTR has never been sold officially in the USA and giving its HIGH price, selling it through the infiniti channel would have made more sense. They could have done as Ford did with the Mustang: no brand name no model name on the car.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Again, there are too many examples of success stories with companies that did what Nissan is doing (regardless of market). These examples carry all sorts of badging, are sometimes even twice as expensive as what the GtR will go for, and had never been sold in the U.S.<p>Plus the GTR has a reputation that precedes it. if there are people importing this car through the grey market as we speak, it shouldn't be a problem for Nissan to move this.<p>Point is, Nissan is not dumb, they must have done tons of research as to what they should badge it as. The most important part is the car itself. If it's good, it will sell to it's target market, which is likely automobile purists, not the poseur/badge crowd. I personally will predict a success.<p>Oh, and Nissan is officially classified as a "Mainstream" manufacturer, not an "Entry Level."

mzoltarp
07-09-2006, 05:06 PM
Officially classified by whom?

ndjan
07-09-2006, 09:26 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mzoltarp</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Officially classified by whom?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Does it really matter? The point is the same, as the other car companies I mentioned will fall into the exact same class.<p>But you can check their corporate profile, you can do a knowledgerush search, a wikipedia search (not the most reliable, but it's there). Or you can check most news articles about the company. A quick google search will turn up their official profile.<p>Seeing that the average new car costs about $28k, it sorta makes sense.<p>But back to the GTR...

knicks125
07-10-2006, 04:52 AM
Neither of you are incorrect. Nissan is a mainstream, as it is entry level. There are quite a few automakers fall in both categories.<p>Let's get back on topic, as suggested...

TopGear
09-28-2006, 05:18 PM
Could It Be... The next godzilla!!!!!!!!!!!!!http://www.prestigemotorsport.com.au/modules/news/article.php?storyid=21 <A HREF="http://www.prestigemotorsport.com.au/modules/news/article.php?storyid=21" TARGET="_blank">http://www.prestigemotorsport....id=21</A>

Gian86
09-28-2006, 07:19 PM
Ohh, that website is Australian but those magazine scans are real but we gonna wait for a year (or less?) to see the real 08 GT-R. Can't wait to see it here in 08.

IHaveACarAndIDriveIt
09-30-2006, 12:31 AM
Whoa I like those robot-Infiniti headlights.<br>This thing even has a nose (top vent) with 2 nostrils (middle vents) and grinding teeth (bottom vents)!<br>This will be the 50,000 Playstation 3!

Gromit
09-30-2006, 03:29 AM
It's not at all pretty, but it does look like a GT-R.<br>

Chris_Doane
10-09-2006, 03:11 PM
<A HREF="http://www.thecarconnection.com/Enthusiasts/Spy_Shots_and_Future_Cars/Spy_Shots_2008_Nissan_Skyline.S178.A10952.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.thecarconnection.co....html</A>

against the wall
10-09-2006, 03:18 PM
oh my is that stunner. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>those tailpipes are enormous! its like 4 of the veyron pipes! am i the only one that thinks this would amazing as a vert?

nismo
10-09-2006, 04:59 PM
Its lookin' very good so far. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I'm going to start saving from now for a used one in 2012 or something...jk. I really like this though. I just hope it has the power to match the looks. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">

Roadster44
10-09-2006, 05:04 PM
"I'm going into the bathroom...need to practice my Mantra, be back in 20 minutes. Don't disturb me please!"

galv
10-09-2006, 05:44 PM
holy crap! for the second time this month ive been blown away...the first being the audi r8. It appears to have stayed true to the concept pretty well except for the NACA ducts and the front end doesnt look so extreme.

SHEPO
10-09-2006, 06:49 PM
WOWW!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Some more pics:<p><A HREF="http://www.leftlanenews.com/2006/10/09/spied-2008-nissan-gt-r" TARGET="_blank">http://www.leftlanenews.com/20...-gt-r</A>/

the1
10-10-2006, 05:42 AM
<A HREF="http://www.japanesecarfans.com/spyphotos/6061010.003/6061010.003.mini1L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.japanesecarfans.com...L.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.japanesecarfans.com/spyphotos/6061010.003/6061010.003.mini2L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.japanesecarfans.com...L.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.japanesecarfans.com/spyphotos/6061010.003/6061010.003.mini3L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.japanesecarfans.com...L.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.japanesecarfans.com/spyphotos/6061010.003/6061010.003.mini4L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.japanesecarfans.com...L.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.japanesecarfans.com/spyphotos/6061010.003/6061010.003.mini5L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.japanesecarfans.com...L.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.japanesecarfans.com/spyphotos/6061010.003/6061010.003.mini6L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.japanesecarfans.com...L.jpg</A>

HXC Performance
10-10-2006, 08:56 AM
<A HREF="http://www.japanesecarfans.com/spyphotos/6061010.003/6061010.003.mini1L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.japanesecarfans.com...L.jpg</A><p>Notice the 997 911 Turbo behind it.. it also has a roll cage (testing together?). I know Nissan said the 911 Turbo was going to be a testing Benchmark.. but at the time only the 996 Turbo was out.. The 997 Turbo is insanely fast.. if the GT-R is even CLOSE to the 997 Turbo, then $70k is going to make the GT-R "thee" car to own.<p>The ZO6 at $70k is a fast car.. but you get so much more from the GT-R... AWD, AW-Steering, Twin Turbo's, 4 seats. This should probably be the best deal on the road when it comes out.

against the wall
10-10-2006, 11:52 AM
so THATS what heaven looks like....

Mil
10-10-2006, 12:18 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>against the wall</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">so THATS what heaven looks like....</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not quite, it still has its <I>'mask'</I> on.<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

against the wall
10-10-2006, 12:26 PM
I think i found a good motto for this car. Looks like heaven, fast as hell. it would be controversial but it still sounds cool.

Mil
10-10-2006, 12:34 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>against the wall</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I think i found a good motto for this car. Looks like heaven, fast as hell. it would be controversial but it still sounds cool.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thats pretty good, but im sure ive heard something like thisbefore, but i cant remeber when or what it was.

Humblecarguy
10-10-2006, 05:37 PM
<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/werd.gif" BORDER="0"> Loving it.<p>But woah who cares about 70K. Remember people this is the car that people pay around 30k-80k to get it imported from japan. now if theres enough of a market for it to get imported on the regular ( done believe me? go to miami!!)<p> why would 70k be too much for a AWD corvette killing twin turbo beast ( i think i wet my self) <p> shiiiiit if i'm liquid enoiugh in 2008 ( meaning if i have enough money) i'm most definately buying one or leasing it<p> Hale nissan <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bowdown.gif" BORDER="0">

Nurburgring
10-10-2006, 06:34 PM
<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> I want to be rich one day... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> so that will be sitting on MY driveway... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> ...someday she's MINE!

PANSUKE
10-10-2006, 09:10 PM
GT-R running the Nurburgring!<br><A HREF="http://news.windingroad.com/auto-news/first-shots-of-the-skyline-on-the-ring" TARGET="_blank">http://news.windingroad.com/au...-ring</A>/

knihc2008
10-10-2006, 10:04 PM
Okay, I love the GT-R as much as the next car nut, but I never found the GT-R Proto nor this camoed-up 100% production version very pretty. Unique, yes, but not particularly nice looking at all. I'm guessing this is a gotta-see-it-in-the-flesh car because every article and everything I've heard about this car proclaims it as sexy and beautiful.

TopGear
10-11-2006, 11:56 AM
What engine will this have, th VQ35DETT or perhaps a VK45DETT( This has already been built and put into a V35(G35) skyline mad by tuner TOp Secret and its a beast)?<br>IF it has the VK, this skyline will be a total beast. and if it has the VQ this car would be very very similar to the SuperGT Z both in engine and handalling.

HXC Performance
10-11-2006, 04:30 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>TopGear</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What engine will this have, th VQ35DETT or perhaps a VK45DETT( This has already been built and put into a V35(G35) skyline mad by tuner TOp Secret and its a beast)?<br>IF it has the VK, this skyline will be a total beast. and if it has the VQ this car would be very very similar to the SuperGT Z both in engine and handalling. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>At roughly $70,000... they're gonna be doing everything possible to keep the cost down.<p>Twin Turbo V6 is my guess. displacement? no idea.<p>I would like to find some of those older articles about the Electric Turbo technology they were thinking of pioneering with the GT-R. - Instead of exhaust gases powering the turbines.. small electric motors spin the turbines, which results in ZERO turbo lag. You hit the gas pedal, and the electric motors instantly spool up the Turbos. Interesting concept.. wonder if its gonna happen.

TopGear
10-12-2006, 01:20 PM
theyh should make their own version of porsches VTG. THats weird, they were testing a 911 turbo w/ the GTR, could they be testing their anti lag system against porsches.? Prodrive Has a simailar system too.

Porschefan
10-12-2006, 02:06 PM
More of the (same?) Nurburgring pics...<br><A HREF="http://www.autoweek.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061010/FREE/61010001/1024" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoweek.com/apps/p.../1024</A>

knicks125
10-14-2006, 06:05 AM
Video: <A HREF="http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/GeneralFuture/articleId=117104?tid=edmunds.il.home.photopanel..1" TARGET="_blank">http://www.edmunds.com/insidel...el..1</A>.*

nismo
10-14-2006, 02:19 PM
Someone should change the title of this thread because its not a Skyline.... its just GT-R. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">

knihc2008
10-15-2006, 08:25 PM
This car looks amazingly so much better in the video than in the pictures. I want one now :(

Uberwagon
10-15-2006, 08:49 PM
Notice the 997 Turbo they're testing it against? This car is going to be a mindblower...<p>It's so sad that they're selling it as a Nissan in the US though. What buyer of $75,000+ cars wants to purchase and service their car in a lowly Nissan dealership? Snooty as that sounds, the cold truth is "no one." Honestly, people who buy 911's and M3's just aren't going to want to wait in line behind Sentra owners to be abused by a Nissan service department. <p>I think they cut their sales in half with the decision not to go with Infiniti. <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">

HXC Performance
10-16-2006, 08:47 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Uberwagon</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Notice the 997 Turbo they're testing it against? This car is going to be a mindblower...<p>It's so sad that they're selling it as a Nissan in the US though. What buyer of $75,000+ cars wants to purchase and service their car in a lowly Nissan dealership? Snooty as that sounds, the cold truth is "no one." Honestly, people who buy 911's and M3's just aren't going to want to wait in line behind Sentra owners to be abused by a Nissan service department. <p>I think they cut their sales in half with the decision not to go with Infiniti. <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'm sure Nissan is smarter than we all think.. with that said, I would guarantee they are addressing that issue as we speak(type). They will no doubt do special training for select technicians.<p>The problem in all this is the actual Dealership. When technicians get busy, how long before a Service Manager tells one of his regular guys to do the Oil Change and Brake Check on a GT-R.<p>I'm very conflicted. I do not want to have some hot shot kid technician at a Nissan dealer taking my car out for a "shake down", or doing anything else to it. Someone should start an online website which is dedicated to finding QUALITY Nissan Dealers/Technicians, for when this GT-R comes out. I'd like to know that in Chicago, 85% of GT-R owners get their car serviced at the same place, by the same guy.

Roadster44
10-16-2006, 08:54 AM
I think it'll be like with Phaeton, or Ford GT - only certain dealers will service it. <p>As for name Nissan GT-R, I don't think it'll be much of an issue. I don't think that people look at the GT-R as a Nissan, they look at it as a GT-R. Sort of like Chevrolet Corvette, its not a Chevy, its a Vette. Same thing with GT-R.

Uberwagon
10-16-2006, 06:38 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RunningOfTheRings</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I'm sure Nissan is smarter than we all think.. with that said, I would guarantee they are addressing that issue as we speak(type). They will no doubt do special training for select technicians.<p>The problem in all this is the actual Dealership. When technicians get busy, how long before a Service Manager tells one of his regular guys to do the Oil Change and Brake Check on a GT-R.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Actually, I don't think Nissan is smarter than we think. With few exceptions, auto manufacturers aren't the brightest organizations. Apart from the high-level strategic decisions of Sir Ghosn, they're just like the rest of us (profitable manufactuers).<p>As for the dealers, I think you prove my point. The problem is the dealership and Nissan does not control that environment. Those are run by independant businesspeople who are more interested in doing deals and flipping service contracts than a long-term relationship (Nissan doesn't have a long-term buyers like upscale brands so they don't have experience in upscale service and relationships). Sure, there will be special training and some carrots to improve their service but is "Investment Banker Joe", the image-conscious 30 year old acheiver with $75k burning a hole in his Armani's going to know or care? He's still parking next to a Sentra when he pulls up...<p>Don't get me wrong; I think this GT-R will sell fine on its merits. But it will be held back by the Nissan branding and dealer realities much the way the VW Phaeton was held back. It was a fine car. But getting nickel and dimed by the guy servicing your daughter's Jetta didn't fly at that price point.<p>IMO. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

Roadster44
10-16-2006, 07:54 PM
Phaeton was a brand new product which nobody knew about. GT-R has always been a well know and a well respected car throughout the world including US, even more so after it was featured in Gran Turismo series.

HXC Performance
10-16-2006, 09:46 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Uberwagon</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Actually, I don't think Nissan is smarter than we think. With few exceptions, auto manufacturers aren't the brightest organizations. Apart from the high-level strategic decisions of Sir Ghosn, they're just like the rest of us (profitable manufactuers).<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Dont you think I was including Carlos Ghosn in my analysis?<p>With the car making its debut in what will ultimately become its most important market.. Ghosn isnt about to let something like "service" screw things up.. He's gonna be on top of Everything having to do with the GT-R in America.. Guaranteed!

Comrade
10-29-2006, 10:59 PM
A commercial already ?!?<p><A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi8-FHiLG7Y" TARGET="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi8-FHiLG7Y</A>

IHaveACarAndIDriveIt
10-29-2006, 11:24 PM
I think that's one of the videos off the GTR website from 2005.<br><A HREF="http://www.gtrproto.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.gtrproto.com</A>/<br>It's still a video of just the GT-R Proto. The front end will be changed.

Uberwagon
10-31-2006, 07:17 PM
No, Mr. Ghosn is a world-class and fantastically competent delegator. I've had the great fortune of working for him in the past and he knows all too well when to lay off. He will not micromanage the launch of such a small niche product for Nissan while he is busy frying larger fish in fixing the core business at Renault. Regardless, this car will do fine but its potential sales will *definitely* be hampered in this country by the Nissan brand and dealer-base. <p>Interesting that the video is out -- I think that's a Japanese market "tease" piece. Different marketing departments in different markets seldom coordinate their launches.<p>Anyone wonder how the Porsche 911, Audi R8, Nissant GT-R will stack up?<p>

against the wall
10-31-2006, 07:59 PM
well in the recent spyshots it is testing alongside a 997 turbo so i guess that can be a sign of things to come...

StevenZoz
11-29-2006, 05:00 AM
<A HREF="http://photos1.blogger.com/x/blogger/3545/557/1600/274895/n1.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://photos1.blogger.com/x/b...1.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://photos1.blogger.com/x/blogger/3545/557/1600/579571/n2.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://photos1.blogger.com/x/b...2.jpg</A>

6speed
11-29-2006, 10:19 AM
Check out the automotive design thread, and tell me if you'd rather have that Skyline then this one;)

CosworthKid
11-29-2006, 03:58 PM
Those look wild, are they real??

the1
11-29-2006, 04:02 PM
They're still light cgis.

AM2K
12-05-2006, 06:25 PM
Apologies if this has already been posted:<p><A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLOq9obn8P0" TARGET="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLOq9obn8P0</A><p>Found this excellent video which gives a good insight into the GT-R / Skyline testing at the nurburgring. Even though the commentary is in a foreign language, the possible specs were written on the screen.<p>Looks and sounds very promisng! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>

against the wall
12-05-2006, 06:56 PM
sucks we still have to wait another year.<br>october 27th everyone, mark your calendars!

AM2K
01-03-2007, 01:50 PM
Originally posted by The1, so all thanks to go him for finding these pics <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><A HREF="http://www.automobilemag.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0701_z+2008_nissan_GTR_skyline+01.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.automobilemag.com/m...1.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.automobilemag.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0701_z+2008_nissan_GTR_skyline+02.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.automobilemag.com/m...2.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.automobilemag.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0701_z+2008_nissan_GTR_skyline+03.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.automobilemag.com/m...3.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.automobilemag.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0701_z+2008_nissan_GTR_skyline+05.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.automobilemag.com/m...5.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.automobilemag.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0701_z+2008_nissan_GTR_skyline+06.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.automobilemag.com/m...6.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.automobilemag.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0701_z+2008_nissan_GTR_skyline+07.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.automobilemag.com/m...7.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.automobilemag.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0701_z+2008_nissan_GTR_skyline+08.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.automobilemag.com/m...8.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.automobilemag.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0701_z+2008_nissan_GTR_skyline+09.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.automobilemag.com/m...9.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.automobilemag.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0701_z+2008_nissan_GTR_skyline+10.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.automobilemag.com/m...0.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.automobilemag.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0701_z+2008_nissan_GTR_skyline+11.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.automobilemag.com/m...1.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.automobilemag.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0701_z+2008_nissan_GTR_skyline+13.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.automobilemag.com/m...3.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.automobilemag.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0701_z+2008_nissan_GTR_skyline+14.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.automobilemag.com/m...4.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.automobilemag.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0701_z+2008_nissan_GTR_skyline+15.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.automobilemag.com/m...5.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.automobilemag.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0701_z+2008_nissan_GTR_skyline+16.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.automobilemag.com/m...6.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.automobilemag.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0701_z+2008_nissan_GTR_skyline+17.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.automobilemag.com/m...7.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.automobilemag.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0701_z+2008_nissan_GTR_skyline+18.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.automobilemag.com/m...8.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.automobilemag.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0701_z+2008_nissan_GTR_skyline+19.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.automobilemag.com/m...9.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.automobilemag.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0701_z+2008_nissan_GTR_skyline+20.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.automobilemag.com/m...0.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.automobilemag.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0701_z+2008_nissan_GTR_skyline+21.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.automobilemag.com/m...1.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.automobilemag.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0701_z+2008_nissan_GTR_skyline+22.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.automobilemag.com/m...2.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.automobilemag.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0701_z+2008_nissan_GTR_skyline+23.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.automobilemag.com/m...3.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.automobilemag.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0701_z+2008_nissan_GTR_skyline+24.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.automobilemag.com/m...4.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.automobilemag.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0701_z+2008_nissan_GTR_skyline+25.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.automobilemag.com/m...5.jpg</A><br>automobilemag.com<br>

the1
01-03-2007, 01:58 PM
I don't deserve so much credit. THX for moving them here. I searched this topic and only came up with the other one.

AM2K
01-03-2007, 02:00 PM
I guess the lack of skyline in the title probably made it a bit tough to find. But no worries <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

nismo
01-03-2007, 03:35 PM
I love this car.... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bowdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>People remember this is NOT a Skyline. Whole new different model.

the1
01-03-2007, 04:08 PM
Of course.

knihc2008
01-03-2007, 09:48 PM
Did Automobile get an exclusive drive or something? Where's that article!!!

cyberpunk3
01-03-2007, 11:13 PM
If they had, they would be bragging their tails off.<p>I just wanna peek under that bra damnit. Wow that sounds <br>perverse.<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knihc2008</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Did Automobile get an exclusive drive or something? Where's that article!!!</TD></TR></TABLE>

IHaveACarAndIDriveIt
01-04-2007, 12:07 AM
You could just post the original page... <br><A HREF="http://www.automobilemag.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0702_2008_nissan_gtr_skyline" TARGET="_blank">http://www.automobilemag.com/m...yline</A>/

jro
02-08-2007, 01:37 PM
GT-R spotted in New Mexico<p><A HREF="http://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/upload/69778-gt-r-spotted-new-mexico.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/upl....html</A>

nismo
02-08-2007, 03:28 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jro</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">GT-R spotted in New Mexico<p><A HREF="http://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/upload/69778-gt-r-spotted-new-mexico.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/upl....html</A></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Its looking good as always. I wish I could catch the GTR testing... thats crazy. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

Powder
02-09-2007, 01:06 PM
Spotted this morning in San Pedro,CA. Be on the look out.<p><A HREF="http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/29/gtrnz8.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/29/gtrnz8.jpg</A>

Powder
02-09-2007, 02:15 PM
<A HREF="http://www.nagtroc.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=19546&pid=278337&st=0&#entry278337" TARGET="_blank">http://www.nagtroc.com/forums/...78337</A><p>More pics being posted.

against the wall
02-09-2007, 02:22 PM
they should test on long island, for you know, those extreme suburban conditions <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

Comrade
02-14-2007, 11:32 PM
more photos:<br> <A HREF="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikefield/sets/72157594528020753/" TARGET="_blank">http://www.flickr.com/photos/m...0753/</A>

knihc2008
02-15-2007, 01:30 AM
I want one now.<p>I like the tape on the wheels to make them look like dual spokes. Very clever.

Comrade
02-15-2007, 11:41 AM
Don't know if this video has been posted yet<br> <A HREF="http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/GeneralFuture/articleId=119599?tid=edmunds.il.home.photopanel..1" TARGET="_blank">http://www.edmunds.com/insidel...el..1</A>

knicks125
04-19-2007, 06:19 PM
<A HREF="http://blogs.edmunds.com/Straightline/2660" TARGET="_blank">http://blogs.edmunds.com/Straightline/2660</A>

redcandle
04-24-2007, 08:53 AM
Yesterday at Nurburgring<p><A HREF="http://img250.imageshack.us/img250/8134/webcamnh1.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img250.imageshack.us/im...1.jpg</A><p>Redcandle

Superfresa
04-24-2007, 05:24 PM
Any chance of a Wagon Version? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
04-24-2007, 05:42 PM
Introducing the Nissan GT-R wagon - First and only copy reserved for Superfresa <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>No but seriously, the thought of a wagon GT-R would ruin its iconic status...

Superfresa
04-24-2007, 05:44 PM
Yes I know, I know, but how cool would it be though!<p>Any chance of a Manual, Diesel Wagon? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Now there's a copy that would be reserved for me! I dont like my chances...

Ark
05-10-2007, 12:55 AM
<IMG SRC="http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q307/jijung/EVO2.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q307/jijung/EVO310.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q307/jijung/GTR1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The standard GTR is expected to start at $57K while the V Spec and EVO Spec will start at $67K and $94K respectivly. Both a 6 speed and an advanced paddle shifting automatic are to be available. The Standard GTR and Spec V will be equiped with a 480HP version of the VQHRTT engine(displacement is either 3.7 or 3.8L as it has not yet beenn confirmed). The GTR EVO will receive a 530HP version of the VQHRTT engine as well as being roughly 220lbs lighter then the standard GTR, coming with light weight seats, a larger more aerodynamic rear spoiler, large ceramic brake rotors, and a revised Altessa AWD geared for more track use.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Couldn't find the other Nissan GTR thread so heres new info. Too bad the fasica resembles the outgoing Toyota Celica in a way. Still a good design.<p>And 530HP+AWD <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bowdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>

hks786
05-10-2007, 01:13 AM
Damn that looks hot <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0">

iamalittlepepper
05-10-2007, 01:14 AM
It is still a photoshop right?

Uberwagon
05-10-2007, 01:33 AM
Siiiiiick! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I guess that's the EVO with the extra wingage and scoopage. A little on cluttered looking side but probably fully necessary given the track speeds it's capable of. Awesome.

drugmirko
05-10-2007, 01:48 AM
heh... it looks like something that runned away from the Transformers <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

smartguy
05-10-2007, 02:11 AM
wow - what a hot thing.. the backside reminds me of ferrari 599 GTB fiorano with two extra backlights. that is definetly a porsche killer - althoug there won`t be to much of these nissan supercars on german roads. in this category of cars you can only sell with image - and porsche has a 40 year experience in that. damn!

hks786
05-10-2007, 02:26 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>drugmirko</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">heh... it looks like something that runned away from the Transformers <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>True, but as long as every bulge, vent, line etc is completely necessary then it is worth it. I've really grown on this design and I think it looks great !

mzoltarp
05-10-2007, 03:56 AM
I'll say it again Nissan: It would make more sense in NA to sell it as the Infiniti Skyline GTR.

m33nfreem
05-10-2007, 04:37 AM
but this is supposed to be more of a global car... branded the same globally, so also NA. It'll sell just as well anyways.

ocn75
05-10-2007, 04:48 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Ark</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">[img]Too bad the fasica resembles the outgoing Toyota Celica in a way. Still a good design.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I actually much prefer this simplified, cleaner front end design to that shown on the GTR Proto - great to see. This is looking awesome which is a nice change for a Nissan. <p>And I'll be surprised (and disappointed) if it doesn't eat Porsches for breakfast. <br>

6speed
05-10-2007, 06:03 AM
I like how instead of worldcarfans.com making it onto here, we've made it onto worldcarfans.com<p><A HREF="http://blog.worldcarfans.com/index.cfm/8070510.003/blog-nissan-gtr-scans-surface" TARGET="_blank">http://blog.worldcarfans.com/i...rface</A>

6speed
05-10-2007, 06:12 AM
Thanks for mutating that thread into this one Superfresa. I prefer looking at one thread instead of two myself anyways.<p>Regards,<br>Steve.

ocn75
05-10-2007, 06:37 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mzoltarp</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'll say it again Nissan: It would make more sense in NA to sell it as the Infiniti Skyline GTR.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I was previously in two minds about your view. When I think of the Australian experience with the GTR, I see your point. Australia was lucky enough to get the R32 GTR in 1991, but despite the fact that it was years ahead of its time, got rave reviews, was a Ferrari (and everything else) beater and won everything there was to win on the racetrack, people here bulked at the thought of paying over $100,000 (Aus dollars) for a roadcar with a Nissan badge, and consequently, they were difficult to shift off the lot. <p>But I'm not convinced that the Australian experience with the GTR will be repeated in America. From what I can gather, the Nissan name and image has more credibility in America than here in Australia and the (Nissan) GTR nameplate is now internationally recognised (whereas it was relatively unknown outside Japan before the early 1990s) and is now generally highly regarded. And really, the GTR name is intrinsically linked to the Nissan badge, not the Infiniti badge. Personally, I think it makes more sense to sell it as a Nissan than an Infiniti. Whatever happens though, Nissan will find out whether they made the right decision soon enough.

6speed
05-10-2007, 06:43 AM
That was 15 years ago. The prefix "GT-R" has evolved far past a boy racer dream car and into an actual possibility for people all over the world.<p>Canada has a law saying that any car over the age of 15 years old is allowed to be imported into the Country. We get LOTS of GT-R's, all the time.<p>Sure they're all R32's, but they're also all RB26DETT's and RB30's.<p>As for using the title Nissan, just let Nissan do it.<p>In the early 1990's Nissan was in financial termoil, and they're name was starting to look more like Hyundai then Nissan.<p>Now however, Nissan has a nameplate which is highly recognized as being upscale, and refined.<p>If Nissan chose to use the Nissan title, and not Infiniti, then leave it up to them.<p>Sitting here arguing about the advantages and disadvantages of the choice will do nothing to persuade them to change it.

Superfresa
05-10-2007, 06:47 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>6speed</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Thanks for mutating that thread into this one Superfresa. I prefer looking at one thread instead of two myself anyways.<p>Regards,<br>Steve.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Woah, me what? I didn't do anything! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Must've been knicks125. He's very diligent in spotting double threads and merging them.<p>As for the GTR, I'm not sure I'd pay Porsche money for a Nissan, unless it had something to WOW me. And It aint styling.

knicks125
05-10-2007, 11:36 AM
Damn, I've been outed. I thought no one knew <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> Well, it was fun while it lasted. Yeah, it was me who merged the thread.<p>Looks like autoblog also picked up on this thread <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

Horizon
05-10-2007, 12:56 PM
this car has been touring "secret" tracks in near-production form for the last 3 years or something.what's taking them so long to launch.it's clearly a marketing gimmick no ? to try and build a following and generate publicity?

Uberwagon
05-10-2007, 12:57 PM
There's much more to a name than just what brand it symbolicly falls under. Marketing, selling and servicing for high-end buyers is a completely different business from moving Sentras during "Nissan's Deal-a-Thon Days."<p>Volkswagon famously floundered with the Phaeton for (among other reasons) giving $70k luxury customers the $15k Golf treatment. Their dealers were simply unprepared for the level of service and ass kissing that premium buyers demand. Customers were furious with the "tough luck" attitudes they routinely give the Jetta girls. The same problem afflicts Corvette buyers. They pay $55k premium dollars for their car and get the Malibu treatment every time they need service. It's a problem that Hyundai is facing now and it'll happen with the GTR too.<p>In this case, they had a perfectly viable upmarket dealer-base ready to service high end clients. Those dealers were also loudly asking for a halo vehicle like the GTR to solidify their slightly shakey upscale brand position. With the global/Euro launch of Infiniti coming up, this would have been a perfect move for Infiniti. But giving it to Nissan just p*ssed off their luxury dealers, compromised the vehicle's ability to command a premium price, and sacrificed both potential profitability and the opportunity to bring ultra-high end customers into the brand. <p>Pity. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>

Horizon
05-10-2007, 01:10 PM
ty,uber.dat was a good point.

Kebra
05-10-2007, 04:25 PM
wow that's one ugly SOB.<p>The R34 was such a clean design and they further ruin it by adding all sorts of skirts and big ass ugly wing in the back, I think I'm going to be sick... and they want to charge 60K and 90K for that turd? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/pukeface.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>

Ark
05-10-2007, 06:05 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>6speed</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I like how instead of worldcarfans.com making it onto here, we've made it onto worldcarfans.com<p><A HREF="http://blog.worldcarfans.com/index.cfm/8070510.003/blog-nissan-gtr-scans-surface" TARGET="_blank">http://blog.worldcarfans.com/i...rface</A></TD></TR></TABLE><br>Not bad for a first post eh?

Comrade
05-10-2007, 08:17 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Ark</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Not bad for a first post eh?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not bad at all! Welcome to CSS <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

JB
05-29-2007, 04:33 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>IcedG35</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">"Japenese car mags sometimes provide the juiciest of news for us Yanks to drool over. Take these scans from an unnamed Japanese car mag that show Nissan's upcoming GT-R. The pictures look a bit photoshopped, as they differ from spy shots we've seen of the car testing at the Nurburgring in Germany and elsewhere in the world. The car in these pics is much more aggressive with an extra intake for rear brake cooling behind the doors and accompanying vent behind the wheel wells. The rear wing is also larger and a more serious looking affair.<p>Then again, the GT-R will come in three flavors, standard, V-Spec and EVO, so most of these shots may be showing the GT-R EVO trim that ups the car's aggression by a factor of ten. The translation of the article accompanying these photos tell us that the standard GT-R will start at $57,000 and feature a 480-horsepower version of the VQHRTT. Whether or not the twin-turbo V6 is 3.7L or 3.8L large wasn't mentioned. The V-Spec GT-R, meanwhile, will start at $67,000, while the top perfroming EVO spec will begin at $94,000 and feature a 530-horsepower version of the VQHRTT engine while shedding 220 lbs. from the car's overall weight through the use of lighter seats, ceramic rotors and the like."<p>click link for pics<br><A HREF="http://www.autoblog.com/2007/05/10/new-scans-of-nissan-gt-r-models-surface/" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoblog.com/2007/0...face/</A></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Those were posted over two weeks ago:<p><A HREF="http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=11481&page=9" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carspyshots.net/zer...age=9</A>

6speed
05-30-2007, 07:30 AM
The GT-R may have a nameplate that it has to live by... a legend if you will. However, this is a new car for SOO many people. In North America, most people have only dreamed of seeing a real GT-R, and that is EXACTLY what Nissan US is looking for. They want the people who want the car. They want the customer base that the car has back in Europe and Japan. They're looking to re-invent the GT-R, not evolutionize it. They want another tuner boom, just as much as the Toyota, Honda and Mazda guys do.

Powder
06-24-2007, 08:26 AM
The GT-R was at this years Goodwood FOS.<p><A HREF="http://www.nagtroc.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=19810&pid=280587&st=40&#entry280587" TARGET="_blank">http://www.nagtroc.com/forums/...80587</A><p><A HREF="http://img291.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gtr1ln1el6.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/8343/gtr1ln1el6.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><A HREF="http://img185.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gtr4vh0.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/9507/gtr4vh0.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><A HREF="http://img291.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gtr3ad5.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/3694/gtr3ad5.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><A HREF="http://img291.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gtr2cq8.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/7453/gtr2cq8.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Powder at 3:15 AM 6/27/2007</i>

scorpio14
06-25-2007, 01:47 AM
Pictures are way too big... can u make them smaller.<p>Anywayz it looks awesome... cant wait to c the final product... and hope they sell it in Australia

kid
06-25-2007, 08:31 AM
it has probably been said before but this thing looks like it's going to production with the shaved off look of the aston martin type door handles<p><br>interesting..not that i will ever be touching any door handles on this car :(

against the wall
06-25-2007, 08:52 AM
trust me, if you really truly wanted to touch the car, you will find a way <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

erzhik
06-25-2007, 09:22 AM
looking nice..<br>Aston Martin/Lamborghini door handles?

silviaS15
07-05-2007, 07:16 AM
some interior pics:<p><A HREF="http://www.autocarmag.com/News/NewsGallery.aspx?AR=226420&EL=-1&IM=127963" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autocarmag.com/News...27963</A>

Superfresa
07-05-2007, 08:13 AM
It's.... Automatic..... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Hope there's a stick shift too. <p>Car's not looking too bad, actually <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

fubar
07-05-2007, 03:11 PM
Same magnesium paddle-shifters from the G35/37

autonutt
07-05-2007, 04:55 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Superfresa</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Any chance of a Wagon Version? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hell, I'd settle for a G35 wagon! Loved the chopped-off look of the prev-generation Skyline wagon, thought it would make a nice Infiniti but I guess I thought wrong :(<p>An Acura TSX wagon would have been nice too (euro Accord wagon is SWEET!).

Superfresa
07-05-2007, 09:35 PM
I agree! Wagons are cool again, but manufacturers dont know it yet.... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Powder
07-09-2007, 11:14 AM
Some good interior shots.<p><A HREF="http://www.nagtroc.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=19835" TARGET="_blank">http://www.nagtroc.com/forums/...19835</A>

rosmakloma
07-09-2007, 02:40 PM
Exterior in black:<p><A HREF="http://www.gamespot.com/video/939664/6173844/need-for-speed-prostreet-official-trailer-3" TARGET="_blank">http://www.gamespot.com/video/...ler-3</A><p>(sort of)

DetroitWonk
09-20-2007, 04:44 AM
In the vein of the shots above from rosmakloma:<p><A HREF="http://jalopnik.com/cars/tokyo-auto-show/nissan-gt+r-to-debut-in-gran-turismo-5-301791.php" TARGET="_blank">http://jalopnik.com/cars/tokyo...1.php</A>

haji
09-25-2007, 09:45 AM
And the offcial website's just begun from today.<p><A HREF="http://www.gtrnissan.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.gtrnissan.com</A>/<p>the seat colours too...<p><IMG SRC="http://carview-img7.bmcdn.jp/carlife/images/UserCarPhoto/615207/p6.jpg" BORDER="0"><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by haji at 3:05 AM 9/26/2007</i>

hks786
09-25-2007, 09:57 AM
<A HREF="http://www.worldcarfans.com/9070924.013/nissan-gt-r-clearest-shots-yet" TARGET="_blank">http://www.worldcarfans.com/90...s-yet</A><p>best revealing pics yet. check out the stance in the first pic. wow !

Nastka
09-25-2007, 11:35 AM
Pure eye-candy so far! Love the aggressive stance, the shape of the headlights... gorgeous.<br>

hks786
10-05-2007, 03:42 PM
<IMG SRC="http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/images/article_images/NissanGT-Rtease_1_560.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>CAR Magazine (1st official pic !)

IHaveACarAndIDriveIt
10-05-2007, 11:05 PM
I want this car so bad I'll pony up $1,000 right now for it. Please make mine lime pink with neon accents.

ajprice
10-06-2007, 03:50 PM
Wait til the next Fast and Furious film, and you will see it like that, lol.

nismo
10-06-2007, 06:59 PM
I WILL one of these... eventually.. I can't wait for the reveal. I want to see it in black or white. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">

SHIFT_thefuture
10-07-2007, 09:13 PM
another unmask <br><IMG SRC="http://www.autoincar.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/nissan-gtr-unmask1.gif" BORDER="0"><p> <A HREF="http://www.autoincar.com" TARGET="_blank">www.autoincar.com</A>

against the wall
10-07-2007, 09:19 PM
i think more would be revealed if it still had camo on. cant tell jack from that pic! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/CSS/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

ocn75
10-08-2007, 04:56 AM
Actually, what you can tell from that spy shot, like most recent unmasked spy shots of the front end of the GTR (e.g the spy shot posted by hks786 on 6 October), is that it looks like the production version will not have the black bumper inserts below the headlights that featured on the GTR Proto. Otherwise I agree, you can't tell much from that shot, but really, there's nothing else to be revealed because the rest of the car has already pretty much been unmasked already. <p>Looks great BTW.

against the wall
10-08-2007, 07:41 AM
we still dont know the true shapes of the bumpers, or the interior.

DoMiNo
10-08-2007, 08:00 AM
Hate to play the buzzkill here, but am I the only one who finds this car, well....not so attractive? Like, at all?

Ark
10-08-2007, 11:27 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Uberwagon</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">There's much more to a name than just what brand it symbolicly falls under. Marketing, selling and servicing for high-end buyers is a completely different business from moving Sentras during "Nissan's Deal-a-Thon Days."<p>Volkswagon famously floundered with the Phaeton for (among other reasons) giving $70k luxury customers the $15k Golf treatment. Their dealers were simply unprepared for the level of service and ass kissing that premium buyers demand. Customers were furious with the "tough luck" attitudes they routinely give the Jetta girls. The same problem afflicts Corvette buyers. They pay $55k premium dollars for their car and get the Malibu treatment every time they need service. It's a problem that Hyundai is facing now and it'll happen with the GTR too.<p>In this case, they had a perfectly viable upmarket dealer-base ready to service high end clients. Those dealers were also loudly asking for a halo vehicle like the GTR to solidify their slightly shakey upscale brand position. With the global/Euro launch of Infiniti coming up, this would have been a perfect move for Infiniti. But giving it to Nissan just p*ssed off their luxury dealers, compromised the vehicle's ability to command a premium price, and sacrificed both potential profitability and the opportunity to bring ultra-high end customers into the brand. <p>Pity. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <br></TD></TR></TABLE>Well Chevy sells a 70K Corvette, Dodge sells a 80K Viper, and Ford sold , at one point a 150K GT. I really don't think the same luxury car standards are really necessary considering the GTR isn't even a luxury car in the first place.

Gromit
10-09-2007, 05:21 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hate to play the buzzkill here, but am I the only one who finds this car, well....not so attractive? Like, at all?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No, you're not!

scorpio14
10-10-2007, 01:26 AM
Im liking this alot... its gonna be a awesome car to come out of Japan, the only thing that could match it is the Lexus LF-A car. Itll be interesting to see how they price this. And i hope they bring it to Australia coz if they dont i'll be angry coz i'd love to own one sometime in my life.

haji
10-16-2007, 06:34 AM
This time its real!! (hopefully)<br><IMG SRC="http://images4.carview.co.jp/carlife/storage/temp/usercontentimages/_temp_2F1E93BB6C9BFACF9AAFC206CB0B4441mvgVrPDdEN5D rN3s_motor_trend_cover_dec.jp.jpg" BORDER="0">

Israelicarfan
10-16-2007, 06:41 AM
It's really gotten softened p since the "proto". Still great though

Nodnarb
10-16-2007, 08:36 AM
It is real, but the interesting thing here is that Motor Trend did not intentionally break the embargo like they did with the WRX earlier this spring. According to Motor Trend editor Angus MacKenzie, the issue is still at the printers, but the cover was accidentally released to accompany the press release on BusinessWire announcing the CX-9 as SUV of the year. <p><A HREF="http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/index.jsp?epi-content=NEWS_VIEW_POPUP_TYPE&newsId=20071015005608&ndmHsc=v2*A1189940400000*B1192572344000*DgroupByDa te*J2*L1*N1000837*Zmotor%20trend&newsLang=en&beanID=202776713&viewID=news_view_popup" TARGET="_blank">http://home.businesswire.com/p...popup</A><p>You can see a very hi-res shot (for now) at the link. I guess someone is losing a job.

PRODIGY
10-16-2007, 09:02 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>DoMiNo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hate to play the buzzkill here, but am I the only one who finds this car, well....not so attractive? Like, at all?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I loved the <I>original</I> concept car, the next (closer to production) concept was.. well.. 'quite nice'! But this seems to have lost all of the aggresiveness - weird how different it looks just without those black inserts below the headlights.<p>Plus we've been waiting far too long for it. After so many spy pics and concepts it has lost it's 'wow' factor.

Comrade
10-16-2007, 09:19 AM
I hate the roof, the front has become a little messy, the front fender make the front overhang look heavy and longer than it actually is, and the whole car appears to be a tad too heavy.<p>But otherwise its awsome!

rwcmick
10-16-2007, 10:45 AM
<IMG SRC="http://cwimg.sv.publicus.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=CW&Date=20071016&Category=FREE&ArtNo=71016002&ref=AR&maxw=630" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://cwimg.sv.publicus.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?NewTbl=1&Avis=CW&Dato=20071016&Kategori=PHOTOS01&Lopenr=1016001&Ref=PH&Item=2&Maxw=600" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://cwimg.sv.publicus.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?NewTbl=1&Avis=CW&Dato=20071016&Kategori=PHOTOS01&Lopenr=1016001&Ref=PH&Item=3&Maxw=600" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://cwimg.sv.publicus.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?NewTbl=1&Avis=CW&Dato=20071016&Kategori=PHOTOS01&Lopenr=1016001&Ref=PH&Item=5&Maxw=600" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://cwimg.sv.publicus.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?NewTbl=1&Avis=CW&Dato=20071016&Kategori=PHOTOS01&Lopenr=1016001&Ref=PH&Item=8&Maxw=600" BORDER="0"><p>source: autoweek<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by rwcmick at 11:05 AM 10/16/2007</i>

Ahura
10-16-2007, 11:14 AM
<IMG SRC="http://jalopnik.com/assets/images/gallery/12/2007/10/medium_1589962538_643f822df4_o.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://jalopnik.com/assets/images/gallery/12/2007/10/medium_1589076531_273bf958dc_o.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://jalopnik.com/assets/images/gallery/12/2007/10/medium_1589076337_70741d474d_o.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Source and more pics: <A HREF="http://jalopnik.com/cars/tokyo-auto-show/2009-nissan-gt+r-sees-embargo-skirt-lifted-higher-by-autoweek-311459.php" TARGET="_blank">http://jalopnik.com/cars/tokyo...9.php</A><p>Very brutal and sharp :) The nose is a bit weak though. The interior.. dunno.. looks like it is build out of 8 different parts

hks786
10-16-2007, 11:33 AM
WOW thanks for those pics! I just started a thread over at RS6.com:<br><A HREF="http://www.rs6.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13374" TARGET="_blank">http://www.rs6.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13374</A><p>I was gonna start one here too, thanks for more pics!

hks786
10-16-2007, 11:33 AM
Another one:<p><IMG SRC="http://images.worldcarfans.com/articles/2007/10/16/9071016.014/9071016.014.Mini1L.jpg" BORDER="0">

CosworthKid
10-16-2007, 11:39 AM
This is a very exciting car! I also consider the nose to be weak though especially compared to the old concepts and yeah, the interior looks....kinda lost. But i love the rear angle and this car IS brutal so what the heck

knicks125
10-16-2007, 11:43 AM
These are not official. Please continue in the Car Spy Shots thread and post them as links.<p>Thanks!

against the wall
10-16-2007, 12:52 PM
looks cool. people will probably tune the crap out of it anyway. im not liking the interior as of yet. too many big shapes and no real flow.

erzhik
10-16-2007, 02:14 PM
soft pretty aggressive, although the front is a bit soft. Love the interior and those front seats. can those exhausts get any bigger than that? <p>can't wait for some official engine info.

StuckInNYForever
10-16-2007, 07:27 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>erzhik</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">can't wait for some official engine info. </TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://www.autoweek.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071016/FREE/71016002/1065" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoweek.com/apps/p.../1065</A><p>473HP<br>0-60 in 3.5<p>So, all that testing along side a Porsche 911 Turbo was for good reason!

Gromit
10-17-2007, 04:06 AM
<IMG SRC="http://cwimg.sv.publicus.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=CW&Date=20071016&Category=FREE&ArtNo=71016002&ref=AR&maxw=630" BORDER="0"><p>The Nissan styling department must have held an amateur night.

ROBonCARS
10-17-2007, 04:23 AM
when looking at the interior i get the impression that the driver left air vent and the information screen fold down as they have a clear panel gap all the way around. Not sure if there is a photo of the inteior with the ignition off so we could tell for sure, this might be the reaons for the strange looking dashboard.

nismo
10-17-2007, 01:53 PM
I have to own one of these... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I want to see it in other colors though, I hate silver.

StuckInNYForever
10-20-2007, 01:06 PM
Pre-production road test. I had my heart set on a Z06 until now...<p><A HREF="http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/FirstDrives/articleId=123099?tid=edmunds.il.home.photopanel..1" TARGET="_blank">http://www.edmunds.com/insidel...el..1</A>.*

hks786
10-20-2007, 02:09 PM
Thanks bro:<p><B>First Impressions:<br>Believe the hype. This one's for real</B><p>Sounds good! Plus its already growing on me:<p><IMG SRC="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//media/roadtests/firstdrive/2009/nissan.gtr/08.nissan.skyline.gtr.act.f34.4.500.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//media/roadtests/firstdrive/2009/nissan.gtr/08.nissan.skyline.gtr.act.prf.500.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//media/roadtests/firstdrive/2009/nissan.gtr/08.nissan.skyline.gtr.r34.500.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//media/roadtests/firstdrive/2009/nissan.gtr/08.nissan.skyline.gtr.garage.500.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//media/roadtests/firstdrive/2009/nissan.gtr/08.nissan.skyline.gtr.road.500.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//media/roadtests/firstdrive/2009/nissan.gtr/08.nissan.skyline.gtr.act.f34.1.500.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//media/roadtests/firstdrive/2009/nissan.gtr/08.nissan.skyline.gtr.act.r34.1.500.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//media/roadtests/firstdrive/2009/nissan.gtr/08.nissan.skyline.gtr.whl.500.jpg" BORDER="0">