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Old 02-08-2007, 11:05 AM   #1
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Here is a link to a thread in a local sight that I visit. A couple of guys spotted a GTR and snapped a pic. http://racingsouthwest.com/forums/showtopic39598.htm
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Old 02-08-2007, 11:08 AM   #2
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i like the wheels. wonder if they'll make it to production
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Old 02-08-2007, 11:08 AM   #3
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I really really like that, good find!
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Old 02-08-2007, 11:14 AM   #4
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Looks better than the concept.
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Old 02-08-2007, 11:14 AM   #5
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Can someone paste it, please. Site blocked @ work.
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Old 02-08-2007, 11:16 AM   #6
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Old 02-08-2007, 11:22 AM   #7
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Old 02-08-2007, 11:37 AM   #8
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Looks awesome. Now it just needs to cost ~$25k
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Old 02-08-2007, 12:07 PM   #9
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I would pay $28k for a car like that.
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Old 02-08-2007, 12:11 PM   #10
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^^^^^ I'd go $28.5K

that thing is sex.
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Old 02-08-2007, 12:21 PM   #11
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eh im still not really a fan. Id take a 34 any day over that.
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Old 02-08-2007, 12:28 PM   #12
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Old 02-08-2007, 12:44 PM   #13
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28? isnt that thing supposed to be like almost double that? or am i just trippin...
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Old 02-08-2007, 12:52 PM   #14
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shoot for close to triple that.
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Old 02-08-2007, 01:29 PM   #15
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28? isnt that thing supposed to be like almost double that? or am i just trippin...
Exactly.. our point is that it's going to be way over-priced.
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Old 02-08-2007, 01:30 PM   #16
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It's still not exotic enough looking to me for an 80K dollar car. The front looks like a kitted 350Z, look at the hoodline. The rear looks like an edgier G35 coupe. Either way, I would be pissed if I spent that much for a car and people mistook it for a G35/Z.

All I have to say is that when they take off the front car bra, it better reveal something special.... like a Knight Rider red light that goes back and forth or a set of horns that plays the La Cucaracha theme song. Where am i going with this...
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Old 02-08-2007, 02:06 PM   #17
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Exactly.. our point is that it's going to be way over-priced.
A 997 Porsche 991 Turbo costs $122,900. This car will match and/or beat that car's performance. And it's expected in the $70,000 range

How is overpriced?

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Old 02-08-2007, 02:54 PM   #18
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~$25k
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$28k.
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28? isnt that thing supposed to be like almost double that?
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It's still not exotic enough looking to me for an 80K dollar car. The front looks like a kitted 350Z, look at the hoodline. The rear looks like an edgier G35 coupe. Either way, I would be pissed if I spent that much for a car and people mistook it for a G35/Z.
Who cares what other people think? You don't buy this car for what others think, you buy it for the performance. It will have it, case closed. You want something that looks good, then that's where a base 911 comes in.

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A 997 Porsche 991 Turbo costs $122,900. This car will match and/or beat that car's performance. And it's expected in the $70,000 range

How is overpriced?
It's overpriced. Look at what the STi can do for $32k... This won't be that much faster, but they know they can get it. It's like an R32 costing ~$33k, worth it? No, does it cost them that much to make? Maybe due to the limited run, but more than anything else they know they will sell every last one of them at whatever price they set because it's a "skyline"...

I'd think about owning one if they were in the ~$40k range, but I know that will only buy about half of one.
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Old 02-08-2007, 03:24 PM   #19
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the future wifey promised to buy me a Z....maybe I can tell her this is the same thing so get that instead?
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Old 02-08-2007, 03:51 PM   #20
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It's overpriced. Look at what the STi can do for $32k... This won't be that much faster, but they know they can get it. It's like an R32 costing ~$33k, worth it? No, does it cost them that much to make? Maybe due to the limited run, but more than anything else they know they will sell every last one of them at whatever price they set because it's a "skyline"...

I'd think about owning one if they were in the ~$40k range, but I know that will only buy about half of one.
That's ridiculous.

The STI can do a lot for the money. It's widely recognized as a "performance bargain". Of course, you sacrifice a lot. The STI is entirely based on an existing economy car. It's an Impreza interior with different seats, and a some bling bits (pedals, shift knob, etc.). That's a massive part of why it's as cheap as it is. Subaru developed the GD chassis with a good bit of rigidity in mind. Then basically all they have to do is throw in a better powertrain, suspension, and brake system on the chassis and that's 9/10ths of the car.

This is easily going to be one of the best performing sports cars in the world. There's the 911 Turbo, Viper, Z06, and there's going to be this. Other than that, you have exotics. This car will rival or beat all of them (well, maybe the next Viper is getting out of hand). And it will cost around the same as a Viper or Z06. It's not overpriced, it's right where it should be.
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Old 02-08-2007, 04:23 PM   #21
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This is easily going to be one of the best performing sports cars in the world. There's the 911 Turbo, Viper, Z06, and there's going to be this. Other than that, you have exotics.
And you base this on what? Just because they ran it with a 911 turbo on the ring doesn't mean that it'll have the same performance. It might, but then it might not. The specs that I've seen so far seems decent, but not in-its-own-league great. Most importantly, do you know how much this car will weigh?

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And it will cost around the same as a Viper or Z06. It's not overpriced, it's right where it should be.
If they plan on selling 2000 of this a year for 5 years, then yeah it's not overpriced. But I'm sure that the sports car market as a whole will not respond well to a $70K Nissan that looks like a $40K Nissan.

Among the cars you mentioned, GT-R is the only car you have to "explain" to your neighbor that thinks you're a sucker. You may not care what your neighbor thinks, but I assure you the vast majority of people that can spend $70K on a sports car do, very very much.
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Old 02-08-2007, 04:28 PM   #22
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A 997 Porsche 991 Turbo costs $122,900. This car will match and/or beat that car's performance. And it's expected in the $70,000 range

How is overpriced?
when it all boils down... i dont think nissan will be able to sell a 70k+ sports car under their name, they should bump it to infiniti... to add to that, im waiting to see what the interior has to justify a 70k+ price tag... sure its fast, but is that it? to be honest, im am not at all impressed with nissan/infiniti interiors, i can give nissan a break because they arent considered luxury, but infiniti has no excuse.
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Old 02-08-2007, 04:54 PM   #23
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And you base this on what? Just because they ran it with a 911 turbo on the ring doesn't mean that it'll have the same performance. It might, but then it might not. The specs that I've seen so far seems decent, but not in-its-own-league great. Most importantly, do you know how much this car will weigh?

If they plan on selling 2000 of this a year for 5 years, then yeah it's not overpriced. But I'm sure that the sports car market as a whole will not respond well to a $70K Nissan that looks like a $40K Nissan.

Among the cars you mentioned, GT-R is the only car you have to "explain" to your neighbor that thinks you're a sucker. You may not care what your neighbor thinks, but I assure you the vast majority of people that can spend $70K on a sports car do, very very much.
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Old 02-08-2007, 04:59 PM   #24
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That's a pretty damn nice looking car.... I'm impressed but whew, $70k is a lot of money. I would pick one up at $45k or would go with the next gen STi/EVO and save the rest.
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Old 02-08-2007, 05:21 PM   #25
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If you guys think 70k is a rip, then the Corvette Z06 is a rip. This car is benchmarked against a 997 Porsche Turbo on the Nurburgring.

P.S. I like those 6 piston calipers.
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