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Wait, you saw one irl?

I'd have waited around and when I saw the owner tried to talk him into showing what that machine can do.

And then I'd be posting videos of how I raced a new GT-R and got dominated on here. :)
 

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I'm really surprised I haven't seen one yet, what with all the rich people around here from Laguna Beach and Newport.
 

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seeing on is great, but acutally letting the owner let you sit in it is even better..............this one is from the last time i went to the track, it was about a week ago, sorry for the pic, it was on zoom on my phone..........



i saw him walkin around and came up to me and my car and asked me if i did anything to it, i said, no just stock motor, then i started to talk to him about his car, super nice guy, he had just bought it about 2 wks ago and only had about 500 miles when he took it to track. he said he got it for the scarcity factor, and there will only be like 15 in the chicago region.

it was his first time at the track. his first run was 12.5 and after that im sure it got better, his launch on that one was terrible, funny, but hey, it was his first time.

i asked him about the launch control and took me to his car few feet away and opened the door, i stood to hold the door for him but he just said, 'here, get in', i was like, .....ooowahh, really. and took couple pics................................when youre in there, ..truley a nice car......

.....GTR
.....Steering shift padles
.....3 performance buttons

pics were from my phone. wanted to take a video of inside but didnt want too look like a dork, i wanted to grab my camera to take better pics but after few min when i sat in it, he went and ran it. after that i just saw him either cooling his car and i was running or i was cooling and he was running. nice to here there are a few rich nice guys out there,
 

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I was heading out to the hockey game Friday night & saw an r32, hot lookin car !!
I had never seen one around here before & just so happens to be the car the turbo I am installing comes from , it was black & looked like a friggin demon going down the road :tup:
 

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^ Their a dime a dozen here... when that " JDM Skyline y0!!!" fad finally died here, people that bought NA R32's for $12k ++ sure lost their shirt. Good deals on them now since there is such a huge supply. They are pretty sharp looking cars, especially when they are modded nice & clean.
I had my ass handed to me by a TT one a few weeks ago, apparently he bought his modded from Japan already... so now I dont feel TOO bad. :(
 

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i've seen 3 in NY.

2 being driven by hoodrat drug dealer looking bro's, and one being driven by some flipped collar, pink shirt, hair slicked back long island douchebag.
 

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Theres one over here in California in Huntington Beach dont remember to good but i think its 1300 hp.
 

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Our Nissan dealer just got one today.. suprised they kept all the drool from spilling on it- as about 80% of all 3 dealerships employees were out there when they were dropping it off the truck. Me- I kept my distance. lol. I didn't know they were limited sales and such.. never payed attention- but we sold ours for 15K over sticker.

I think we're scheduled to get another on first part of nov.
 

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^ Even $15k over MSRP is still a bargain considering the level of performance you get for that price. I'd still pay that for such a car.
 

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Nissan dealers shouldn't be price gouging though. In Canada (or most of it anyways) it's against the law to price gouge. I know of 3 dealers in Alberta that are gouging the hell out of the GT-R and they could loose their dealer license by doing so. Graham, if you see or hear of any dealers in Calgary doing it, I would report them to Nissan Canada using the information number on the website.

In the US, that law doesn't apply, but Nissan publicly released a statement that they wished the dealers would not price gouge the cars as it devalues the face of the brand and everything the car stands for. Supposedly they were working on something to achieve this for the US market, but that was the last I heard.
 

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forget law...

nissan corporate can easily monitor this. when the SRT8's came out... daimler kept a cap on what dealers were charging. they can impose any variety of penalty for unreasonable price gouging (through exhorbitant "advertising fees etc) and can threaten with this very easily.

What happens in the private market is a different story - but price gouging can be stopped rather easily by corp. if nissan wanted to.
 

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.....Steering shift padles

Those should be on the wheel not the column.

It's a very competent car but details like that just show the jap manufacturers (except Mazda) are still missing the most important things when it comes to real sports cars.
 

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Those should be on the wheel not the column.

It's a very competent car but details like that just show the jap manufacturers (except Mazda) are still missing the most important things when it comes to real sports cars.
I disagree. You shouldn't have the capabilities to change a gear in a turn. You alter the power transfer by selecting a different ratio and can completely alter the vehicle's dynamic by doing this.

Go out to a race track with your car and while hammering through a turn, reach down and throw a gear. Just by pushing the clutch in half turn, you'll feel your loss of control.

Down gear and brake before entering a turn, coast through and power out, up gearing and accelerating hard out of the turn. Not shift in the turn.
 

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I disagree. You shouldn't have the capabilities to change a gear in a turn. You alter the power transfer by selecting a different ratio and can completely alter the vehicle's dynamic by doing this.

Go out to a race track with your car and while hammering through a turn, reach down and throw a gear. Just by pushing the clutch in half turn, you'll feel your loss of control.

Down gear and brake before entering a turn, coast through and power out, up gearing and accelerating hard out of the turn. Not shift in the turn.
That's a fine philosophy if you only race on tracks and streets that compliment your cars power band and gearing perfectly.

In the real world you want complete control of the car at all times. Look at the majority of european cars using paddles.
If Nissan didnt want you to have control of the gearchanges in order to protect you from your self they wouldnt have the paddles in the first place.

That car all but drives it's self but you still need some common sense and skill for now.
 
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