themadscientist wrote:A peice of crap by any other name...Well the car itself is not bad but it should be the Maxima not a Skyline. This G-whatever does not embody what a Skyline should be and neither will the R35 GT-R. The frogs are messing up my car and I want them dragged out into the street and covered in fireants, go screw up a Honda!
how are they screwing it up? Have you driven a skyline? I doubt it. Have you driven the new concept? I doubt it. The skyline has always been a normal car with a ****load of gadgets added on from the factory, with some crazy stock ground effects and flares on the fenders. It's always been a standard heavy *** car with the purpose of being a daily driver, but on crack. Nissan stated this themselves. The skyline gtr is dead, it's not coming back, they already stated that. The new car isn't a skyline, they stated it's a GTR, just because it holds the GTR emblem doesn't make it a skyline gtr. The car is purpose built from the ground up to be an even better car than the last one. The whole reason they dropped the skyline name is because they want the car to be known as the GTR, not a skyline, a skyline is a regular car, a skyline gtr is a regular car on crack. They want to cut out the regular car and leave the crack in the picture. If you can't understand that, then don't buy one when it comes out. Nissan is extremely smart by what theyre doing, theyre giving everyone what made the previous GTRs so great, the technology, but theyre sticking it on a better platform. They're doing what they're doing to appeal to a wider range of people. The reason theyre using a V style is because the V style block is shorter than the old inline they used, and it balances perfectly by tucking the engine behind the front wheels as much as possible. Using the one equipped in the new Z and the new infiniti, will allow them to drop the price by mass producing, which will allow more people the privilege to own the car. You don't own a skyline, you probably won't ever own one, so why would they build the car to please you? They're building it to please the general market that will actually be purchasing the car. Just like the 350z, which you may not like, but according to Nissan, is selling quite well. When they bring the car over, it will lose one its largest selling points, the fact that you cant have it. Everyone wants what they cant have, when we can finally have the GTR name in our hands in the form of a set of keys, it wont be desired as much, it's a fact of life regarding just about anything. That's why people get bored in relationships all the time. Once anyone with 40-50k can have the car, who will want it, just because it has some technology? You can get the new NSX coming out for barely anymore, which has tons of technology, that's supposed to start at 60k, and it's a 100% purpose built car. The new car has to appeal to the people with the 40-50k to spend on a car, not the people reading magazine articles that just wish they could have one, because they wont meet sales quotas dreaming all day. Nissan is built up by professionals that know what they're doing and have been doing it for a long time, I'd stick with what they decide is best before I go by what a group of looky los thinks.