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By Gavin Green
04 December 2007 13:23
Quite simply, the new GT-R is the world’s most multi-faceted supercar. There is no fast car so easy to steer, none so forgiving, no car that has more armoury in its quest to go fast and keep you out of trouble.
Just as that old GT-R resets the standards for front-engined coupés, so the new one lifts the bar ever higher. An M3 beater? Easily. M5? Think higher. This car is faster, more high-tech, sharper, more capable. Faster than a 911 Turbo on the straight. Or on the circuit. And all for normal 911 money. Genius.
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get a life!
I love 911's, absolutely amazing cars. A true classic. But to dismiss the GTR as a chav car only shows ones ignorance to the stylistic, technical and cultural advancement this car exudes. This car is like nothing on earth. It will suck the doors off a regular 911, looks like it was shapped with a samurai sword and can still fit the kids and luggage in the back. On King Street in Manchester, every second car is 911. When this thing arrives it will stop the traffic. Ive put my money where my mouth is and ordered mine from Middlehursts in St Helens, titanium grey - perfect. 'morepowerigor', looking forward to seeing you at the lights in 2009!
29 January 2008 17:55
This GT-R will whip a Porsche almost anywhere except in the showroom where its name slows it down. Great effort all-round except for the cribbed Porsche designed switches in the central binacle.
24 January 2008 15:30
Future Chav? Buy now!
Six or seven years from now, this is bound to be the night time scourge of your local 'out of town shopping paradise' car parks after the lads have been to burger king to pick up a few idiotically giggling teenagers, impressed by those wild(?) Halfords boutique sticky stripes and velroed neon downlighters. If you've got the money and the opportunity, buy one and run one now and enjoy it before the second hand market catches up with it. In a few years you can sagely say what insane fun it was to drive a Nissan - Datsun in old money, people- that was so uniquely capable, but now you've grown up (a little) as you slip into your 10 year old used Cayman and rev the turbo-free b*+ls off it as you zoom off into the distance...studiously avoiding eye contact with the lads in the Cinema car park - they could still blow you away if they concentrate long enough.
22 January 2008 23:34
GT-R and Cayman
AlpinaCharlie, I'm sure you're right to go with the Cayman. Honest Bob says it all re the GT-R with his "rear facing baseball hat and burchavvy jacket". It is no doubt fast, but about as refined as a rear facing hippopotamus. The Porsche, on the other hand, is a honey lamb--one of those cars that are just right in every department. In fact I think it may be underpriced, at least here in Japan. AND, you lucky so-and-so, you can wait until the direct-injection 08 version comes out. Enjoy!
17 January 2008 13:46
I will reserve judgement until I get behind the wheel. The Stis', skylines and WRXs' have in the past been excellent drivers cars. No doubt this will be too. The looks may may not be to everyones taste, but judging from the write ups, the driving experience blows the pants of the competition. I'm ex U.K and can understand that perhaps it won't fit in there. BMW M3? Too common even though it's an excellent everyday car. Porsche? Have a 911 here in Dubai. Lovely. Something to push the boundaries of the driving experience? Perhaps a GTR...I'll live with the looks. If it comes here I'll not dismiss it without first trying. Can't wait..
16 January 2008 13:36
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