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Nissan Skyline GT-R to debut in Tokyo

Nissan Skyline GT-R to debut in Tokyo

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Nissan is going to unveil its best ever sports car at the end of next month during the 2007 Tokyo Auto Show. Dropping the “Skyline” name, it will be called the Nissan GT-R, and will be equipped with a twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V6 powerplant, pumping out an estimated 480 hp to 530 hp. Shown above is the disguised working prototype. The surprising part is it has unofficially been proven to be quicker around a track than a Porsche 911 Turbo, which costs twice as much as the GT-R.

The Nürburgring racetrack in Germany is used as testing grounds by many car manufacturers. The all-wheel-drive Porsche 911 Turbo (priced at about US$ 150,000 in the States) officially laps the track in 7 minutes 40 seconds. The all-wheel-drive GT-R, during testing, has been unofficially timed at 7 minutes 38 seconds. Apparently Nissan now wants to chase the Porsche Carrera GT’s time of 7 minutes 28 seconds.

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The GT-R will be priced at US$ 68,000 in Japan. The car is expensive, but it’d still be amazing value for an amazing piece of machinery. Sadly, we don’t expect it to come here anytime soon.

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  1. now this one is to shit on toyota :mrgreen: 😆
    now we will see who is making the best engines between the japanes manuf. although i love porsche vary much and iam too sad for that but am too happy for nissan. they made it just to beat the porsche(its called porsche killer).(and am waiting for the supra it has an V8 engine, i think that they were inficted from the american manuf. loool 😆 ) i wish if this dealer is going to do the right thing as he did with the altima coupe. and am sure that every one will love it. go nissan 😛 nissan rules 😈

  2. faster than a Porsche 911 turbo around a track by 2 seconds 😯 thats very impressive for a car priced much cheaper.

  3. i would rather buy corvette zo6;same price but more experience and power

  4. its like the designer of the car was born in space looool (so sexy):lol:

  5. I hate this car
    The best racing car is Mitsubishi Evolution MR400, 0 to 100kph in 3.6 seconds.

  6. The MR400 is essentially a regular evo with a HKS cylinder block, Omega Pistons and a Garrett turbo and uprated brake package pumping out 400hp. The problem is that the 400 horses dont arrive until 4500 rpm. Besides, its not fair to compare a stock GTR with a highly modified EVO. I’m sure that when tuners get a hold of the new GTR it will be pumping out 1000 hp just like the R 34 GTRs they play with now. The EVO MR400 just wouldnt be able to compete with something like that.

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