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Old 08-29-2008, 09:11 AM   #1
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Nissan just anounced the NISMO package for the GTR...

Over $50K

The Seats are $17K , and so is the exhaust.



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Old 08-29-2008, 09:15 AM   #2
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:16 AM   #3
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+1 Link.

I found this:

http://www.caradvice.com.au/16079/ni...uning-package/

Checks out. $58,000 Australian dollars = $50,000 US dollars. Hmm....
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:17 AM   #4
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17k for seats?

For that much, they better supply me with much road head AND a happy ending every time.
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:21 AM   #5
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:34 AM   #6
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Ah good old Nismo, you may not agree with the prices but those items sure do look pretty,
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:36 AM   #7
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I mean just look at the this thing

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Old 08-29-2008, 09:59 AM   #8
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I heard it from a friend in the know about NSX's, and a good exhaust for them can cost as much as 6-7 thousand dollars, so as crazy as this is, I believe it.
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Old 08-29-2008, 10:15 AM   #9
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I guess when you void warranties for looking at the car cross eyed, you can charge ridiculous amounts of money for factory mods.
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Old 08-29-2008, 11:02 AM   #10
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I guess when you void warranties for looking at the car cross eyed, you can charge ridiculous amounts of money for factory mods.

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Old 08-29-2008, 11:59 AM   #11
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I guess when you void warranties for looking at the car cross eyed, you can charge ridiculous amounts of money for factory mods.

If you can afford a GTR and afford to mod it, you can afford to fix it on your own dime
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Old 08-29-2008, 12:33 PM   #12
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for $20 grand more, you could buy another GTR. That's like a 500hp mod. I doubt this package gets that.
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Old 08-29-2008, 12:48 PM   #13
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Nice exhaust though.
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Old 08-29-2008, 12:53 PM   #14
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your paying to keep your warranty as well.
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Old 08-29-2008, 12:55 PM   #15
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I heard it from a friend in the know about NSX's, and a good exhaust for them can cost as much as 6-7 thousand dollars, so as crazy as this is, I believe it.
or they can get ebay exhausts!



or maybe not..................... seriously though, dedicated performance machines are going to have pricey parts! Besides, who would buy a part that would be worst than OE in quality?
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Old 08-29-2008, 01:02 PM   #16
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$6k exhaust is expensive (NSX, Ferrari)..one costing 3X's that much is outragous. And this is just a Cat Back unit
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Old 08-29-2008, 01:07 PM   #17
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$6k exhaust is expensive (NSX, Ferrari)..one costing 3X's that much is outragous. And this is just a Cat Back unit
it comes with a carbon rear diffuser as well.
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Old 08-29-2008, 01:33 PM   #18
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I never said it was reasonable, just believable.
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Old 08-29-2008, 03:41 PM   #19
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your paying to keep your warranty as well.
So wait 36 months for the warranty to expire.
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Old 08-29-2008, 04:08 PM   #20
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its just another way to make more money from people willing to pay extra to be the BEST.

Look at Porsche. They charge tens of thousands extra for performance packages on the 911. However, they call it the GT3 or GT2 to justify.

Then you have the Saleen packages that can more than double the price of your ordinary Mustang GT.

The list goes on and on.
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Old 08-29-2008, 04:26 PM   #21
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Look at Porsche. They charge tens of thousands extra for performance packages on the 911. However, they call it the GT3 or GT2 to justify.

Please, list the differences between a 997 CS and a 997 GT3, let alone a GT2.

Pretty hard pressed to call it a "performance package". Brakes, engine, etc. etc. etc. all much different. HP difference? Vast. This isn't shocks/springs/catback and a sports seat.

The GT3 is lighter, significantly more powerful, bigger brakes, etc. etc. etc.

Doesn't the GT3 still use a different block than the standard 911?

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Old 08-29-2008, 04:34 PM   #22
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Please, list the differences between a 997 CS and a 997 GT3, let alone a GT2.

Pretty hard pressed to call it a "performance package". Brakes, engine, etc. etc. etc. all much different. HP difference? Vast. This isn't shocks/springs/catback and a sports seat.

Doesn't the GT3 still use a different block than the standard 911?
I believe that the entire line uses a 3.6L but all have different outputs/compression/etc.
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I believe that the entire line uses a 3.6L but all have different outputs/compression/etc.
yes but they are not the same engine.

The N/A 996 did not use the same block as the 993 911 turbo. the 996 GT3 used an N/A version of the turbo's block, rather than the regular 911 engine.

It goes much past the displacement and compression ratios. The engines are not the same.

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"The engine of the GT3 sets it apart from the other 996 models although it shares the same basic 3.6 liter displacement of the standard 996 type so-called "integrated dry-sump" flat-six engine. It is actually based on the original air-cooled 911's versatile, true dry-sump crankcase, with an external oil tank. The original version of the GT3 had 360 PS (355 hp/265 kW), compared to the 300 PS (296 hp/221 kW) of the regular 996.

In GT3 configuration, this so called "split" crankcase (meaning the parting line of crankcase is on the crankshaft centerline) uses, instead of a fan and finned cylinders, separate water jackets added onto each side of the crankcase to cool banks of 3 cylinders with water pumped though a radiator. Thus, the GT3 engine is very similar to the completely water cooled 962 racing car's engine, which is also based on this same crankcase. The 962 differs, however, by using 6 individual cylinder heads while the GT1/GT3, like the air and water cooled Porsche 959, uses 2 cylinder heads, each covering a bank of 3 cylinders. The GT3 engine could thus also be thought of as similar to a 959 engine, but with water-cooled cylinders.

Up to early model year 2004 GT3 production, the basic casting used for the crankcase of the GT3 was exactly the same as the air-cooled engine and one could see the "964" casting number on the bottom of the crankcase and areas normally machined in the air-cooled application that are not machined for use in the water-cooled application. The crankcase casting was changed in mid-2004 to a "996" casting number crankcase to eliminate these external air-cooled remnants, but internally it is the same.

This engine gives the GT3 a distinct racing heritage that dates back to the Porsche 904/6 of the mid-60's, up to the Carrera Cup and 997 Super Cup and RSR racing cars of today.

Because the 911 air-cooled crankcase uses the Porsche 356 engine to transmission mounting flange configuration, the GT3 uses a gearbox also of air-cooled 911 heritage. This gearbox has interchangeable gear ratios and is more durable making it more suitable for racing than the standard 996 type 911 gearbox.

At 415 hp (309 kW), the 3.6 litre flat-six engine in the 997 GT3 and GT3 RS is the most powerful naturally aspirated six cylinder engine in any production car."
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You sure that isnt Pesos or Yen?
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