• Sep 25, 2007
The shooters at KGP were back at the Nurburgring shooting everyone's favorite Godzilla-mobile, and in addition to finally seeing some badging on the grille and bumper of Nissan's GT-R revival, we finally get a clear view of the front fascia and rear end. While the back still remains somewhat obscured, the front leaves about as much to the imagination as a Dita Von Teese spread in Maxim.
The talk of late was that Nissan's boffins hoped to beat the GT-R's main rival, the Porsche 911 Turbo, around the North Loop during testing. But according to the folks at KGP, they've set their sights higher and are looking to match the time of the Porsche Carrera GT. That's a loft goal considering that the Turbo does the deed in 7:40, while the Carrera GT (with Walter Roehl behind the wheel) can complete a lap of the 'Ring a full 12 seconds faster. We wish both Nissan and their hired hot-shoes the best of luck.

[Source: Straightline]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      That will be my midlife crisis car... in 15 years when it's used and affordable, heh. Can't wait to see what the front end looks like w/o the camo.
      • 7 Years Ago
      pahhhleez. Nurbun shurbun. My pimp-o-licious Ford GT can do that track in the same funky-fresh time as any over-boosted GT-R! Not to mention sounding and looking ahelluvahlotta better doin it. Nissan chasing Porsche. Yeah. That's the street-cred I'm looking for. Because at the end of the day...75 grand spent is still 75 grand spent and it shawllz ain't gone be on no Nissan.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Even if it's a Nissan that looks more exclusive than any 911?
      • 7 Years Ago
      How is anyone sure the driver got the best lap time possible on a track that long there are many places time can be lost or gained. Also what about tires. I am sure a mundane sports car on Khumo 710's can beat a super car on some cheap falken's.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Porsche is undoubtedly running Michelin Pilot Sport Cups- DOT race tires. That about as good as it'll get without resorting to full race tires.
        • 7 Years Ago
        The carrera GT is the top end 911, its the $500,000 supercar
        • 7 Years Ago
        a professional driver can lap the ring consistintly within 5 sec

        there is no such thing as the perfect lap but you quickly get to the point where you are shaving hundreths or thousands of a sec off your best lap. even on a track as long and technical as the green hell, professionals can get that consistant.

        tires are all part of it, if the gtr is capable of a sub 7.40 it will be in large part due to the tires. the line is being blurred between street tires and r compound race tires.

        i am starting to think that the hp numbers that have been reported are way low. physics does not allow for a 3500 lbs car with 450 hp to do a 7.40, r comps or not. but this is probable the top of the line 500+hp lightweight version.

        • 7 Years Ago
        I'm sure Porsche isn't running their top end 911 on some crappy tires, I'm sure both are using something in the Yokohama Advan to Pirelli range, and the top of the top of their lines at that
      • 7 Years Ago
      Holy cow, if it can meet, or beat the carrera gt, this thing will replace the corvette as my mid life crisis car when it happens
      • 7 Years Ago
      Please no more.

      For Nissan to not look completely stupid and ruin the halo that's been placed on this car by import fanboys the world over, it will have to come up with some reason it won't build this car.

      There's no way in hell this car will live up to the hype and the bull story gets bigger every day. By the time the car's actually released Nissan will have claimed it can outun an F1 car at the 'ring.
      • 7 Years Ago
      you can see the changes they made to the front end, my guess is they needed to make it more aerodynamic, the camo at this point isn't very effective
      • 7 Years Ago
      For all the speculating, comparisons and outright complaining everyone has made about the Nissan GT-R, EVERYONE has to realize that people who purchase this car or any car in this segment aren't going to buy it because they are thinking rationally. Anyone who wants to buy a GT-R, Corvette, or Porsche is buying the car because the can and out of desire. Comparing about interiors, weight, looks or even the manufacturer means nothing because this type of transportation isn't purchased out or rationality but pure enjoyment. Any car of this type is just a grown mans toy, and who cares what anyone else thinks about it, all that matters is that the owner is happy with their purchase.
      • 7 Years Ago
      *googles Dita Von Teese*

      Seriously, what a monster! Can't wait for the road tests and the videos.
      Nissan should race this in the SPEED SCCA World Challenge.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The Carrera GT has more Hp and is lighter,so its not going to happen.
      Except theyre going to use a modified GTR.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Nice Corvette tail lamp copies ... seriously, do they believe this is going to sell like mad?
        • 7 Years Ago
        And many people wouldn't be caught dead in a chevy. Racer X is what I would call the anti-super car enthusiast.

        Me personally I think the Vette and GT-R are both impressive machines.
        • 7 Years Ago
        the round tail lights have always been a feature of the Skyline, at least while it's been owned by Nissan, the Skyline is nearly as old as the vette and has just as impressive of a racing career.

        I guess Ferrari is copying Corvettes too then, right?

        and yes, this thing is going to sell like mad it's the GT-R! The most legendary and epic Japanese sports/super car of all time. Beating the 911 Turbo around the 'ring for $57K? yeah it'll sell. I would buy one as soon as they came out if I had the cash, and it seems like everyone here but you would too
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yeah the only difference is there is no evidence of Skylines dating back that far except grainy black and white photos. Because they all rusted to the ground.


        At the end of the day the GT-R is still a Nissan, and I wouldn't be caught dead in one.
      • 7 Years Ago
      @DarkKnight67

      The GTR had round tail lights back in 1972, so please go do your homework.
      • 7 Years Ago
      well, i have to say, if it can do that, i will be impressed, i have my doubts, but if it could even come close it would be my next car,lol, btw, any price points given yet for the 470hp version???
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