themadscientist wrote:so you claim. lets get down to it then smart boy. You are commenting on a car that you know about secondhand; internet, magazines, phonecalls to Motorex whatever. I have loved, lived with wrenched on, praised, cursed, raced and yes even crashed Skylines for over half of your life. I would not preach to you the superiority of one OS over another because I have very limited knowledge of that subject and if you are honest about what you are doing would know much more than I on that subject.
it doesn't take a rocket scientist (aerospace engineer
) to get the concept that a car built from the ground up for performance is going to outperformance and more than hold its own against a car meant for grocery getting, with some steroids. Compare a supra, everyone loves supras and theyre the ****. Now take a totally bad *** supra and stick it against the new Ferrari Enzo, a 2 year old would be able to tell which one is going to win. The supra is no grocery getter, but it isn't what I'd consider a purpose built car, hence the reason it has lesser NA models and weighs over 3500lbs (The new GTR will im sure, but it'll come with a V8 and AWD to justify it's weight) If you didn't beleive in this theory, that the greater the starting point, the more capable the car, then you wouldn't be driving a higher model car, you'd probably own a civic or saturn. As far as you owning skylines, that's you'r business, but how many GTRs have you personally owned. Anyone can talk **** about a civic type r and drive a damn dx or something, but think it's the same since it's a civic. My end point is that the new GTR isn't a damn skyline, the new skyline is a skyline, family car like it's always been (and according to alot of testers, the one we got is better than the 3 series), end of story. The new GTR is a GTR, it can't be compared to a skyline unless the skyline is a GTR. The older GTRs were family car frames with some balls attached, the new GTR dropped the skyline moniker and went full balls to the wall. As far as where I get my sources, it was from a european magazine, apparently 3 of the testers in this magazine own skyline gtrs, one of which owns a 600hp r32 monster. All of them approve of the R35, not quite the engine, but the cars frame itself. Some don't beleive it follows the skyline GTR tradition, and don't agree with that, but they do agree that overall it's a better car. No one likes letting go of traditions, the Miata guys are still complaining that the new Miata might be powered by a rotary, because of tradition. Despite the fact that it will make the car god only knows how much faster (oh wait, it'll actually be fast from the factory for once). they complain because most people dont like significant change, and deep down inside, they know it makes THEIR miatas past trash, and no longer big **** in the miata scene. Just like people with Z32s complaining about the new Z33, which may not pack alot of power, but will certainly own any stock Z32 on a track with twisties. I don't agree with the engien choice in the new R35, but don't look at just the hp picture, look at the other factors that make them choose that. I personally think Nissan is about to be in their finest hour.