• Oct 13, 2006
During our last podcast, I expressed my disappointment to John that we hadn't received any video of the new GT-R lapping the 'Ring. Well, the spy shot Gods have blessed the offices of Inside Line with footage of the GT-R in motion and although we can't embed it in this post, you can click here for the full vid.

Two interesting tid bits are brought up in the video and accompanying text: First, the new Turbo 911 playing chase car is a clear indicator of what class of vehicle the GT-R hopes to compete and second, the shots of the GT-R accelerating from a standstill reveals that this current mule is equipped with some form of automatic tranny.

Click on for the full sensory GT-R experience!

[Source: Inside Line]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      "his car will probably meet the same fate as the Supra, 3000GT, 300 ZX, 350Z, etc. It'll be selling used, on the cheap to high school boy racers who will equip it with 6 inch grapefruit shooter exhaust tips, Japanese stickers, neon lights, and other schlock they'll call "JDM" that will ruin any decent resale value."


      no this one is faster and more limited production. It goes like a 911 turbo and with a chip like 600 hp. Thats like a supras are worth bucks now relativly.
      • 8 Years Ago
      >>You can buy a 650hp Corvette for the magical price of $peculation james?

      The BlueDevil, or whatever its called, will be way more then the Z06, right now dealers are charging over $80k for them due to demand, might come down to retail by the end of the year, but the BlueDevil will likely be in the range of the Ford GT, not even close to the GT-R in price.

      The car should be closer to the Z06 in price, not the "BlueDevil", being that the car is being tested against the 470hp Porsche 997 Turbo in the video, which is incredibly fast around the Ring, that's a good sign for the GT-R in terms of performance.

      • 7 Years Ago
      The porsche 911 turbo is a tough competitor on any track and if the skyline is matched up in it's class, I can't wait to see more details. I like the paddle shifting too but I hope they decide to put out a 6 manual option.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm pretty sure it's been known for a while that the GT-R will be available only with a 6 or 7-speed paddle shift transmission. Or maybe there will also be a 6MT, but the paddle stuff will be the dominant version like what's happened with all Ferraris in the past few years.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I am going to have the layout of the Nürburgring tatooed around my asshole.
      I love that thing and the vehicles tested on it are great.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Interesting how they could take the 350 body style to the next level.
      • 8 Years Ago
      IT DOES NOT TAKE ROCKET SCIENCE TO TELL THIS BARELY-DIGUISED CAR WAS ON DISPLAY TO THE WORLD ON PURPOSE. AS FOR THE CLASSIC THING, THE LAST SUPRA AND THE 3000GT HAD "NO PERSONALITY" SYLING, BUT THIS ONE HAS A LOOK (ALBEIT PERHAPS ONE THAT IS A BIT GIMMICKY AND MAY NOT HOLD UP)___ THE CONCEPT OF LIMITING PRODUCTION TO MAKE IT EXCLUSIVE? NOT BRIGHT, SORRY -- THE CAR WILL BE HOT AS LONG AS THE STYLING LASTS.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I dont get; how can those be spy shots? The video is very well cut together..fine. But, they must have had 3 or 4 cameras to cover al the angles, and did the track owners just let them on the premises while Nissan was testing? They were also using tripods to pan..wtf?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Dre and/or Steve, the GT-R is a Japanese ICON! This thing will compete with a Porshe 911 for $40 K cheaper! I can't wait until it comes out and proves small minded people like you WRONG!
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's just a Nissan. There is and, never has been any glory in a Nissan (sports car) in America......unless it's your first used car!
      • 8 Years Ago
      For the same price you'll be able to get a lightweight Corvette with 650+ horsepower and who knows what other additions GM will throw in.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "For the same price you'll be able to get a lightweight Corvette with 650+ horsepower and who knows what other additions GM will throw in."

      No such cars are being sold right now. Nissan has announced the development of the GTR and has been testing prototypes, nothing else... but at least Nissan has verified its existance. On the other hand, GM has been running modified C6s around, but they haven't confirmed the Corvette you speak of exists, much less is headed for production with a low price on it. For all we know it may be test mules for the C7. Therefore, unless you are a GM *AND* a Nissan executive, without manufacturer production and pricing announcements I have to assume you pulled this out of your butt.
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