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Old 09-30-2008, 12:53 PM   #1
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Porsche Pointing Fingers at Nissan

http://www.autoblog.com/2008/09/30/p...ting-the-ring/

Pretty interesting article, I'm looking forward to what claims porsche comes up with and if they could actually find out any information on this. If what they are claiming is true, I think there will be a big uproar in the automotive world, with nissan and GT-R fanboys and with the rules of testing on the Ring. A lot of fans would probably get alittle pissed too, especially considering ever since the car came out there's been people who are really defending it as the best car ever. Idk, if things turn out to be true, it would seriously degrade Nissans credibility. Of course, they'res gonna be a ton of people who are gonna be like Porsche is only doing this because they can't come up with a faster car blah blah blah. Not that it matters cause the GT-R realy no longer has the best lap time, if Porsche was really complaining cause they want the top record lap spot again they'd be going after the ZR-1 and well the Viper ACR, which has the new record lap time of 7:22.


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oh very interesting.

lol i knew there was no way it could run that...its kind of a ridiculous time for that heavy of a car, especially compared to german sports cars like the porsche turbo cars.
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oh very interesting.

lol i knew there was no way it could run that...its kind of a ridiculous time for that heavy of a car, especially compared to german sports cars like the porsche turbo cars.
Yea idk, I thought it was fishy too, the car is pretty pretty heavy. I mean they said one of the reasons for a great time is awd...and it made alittle more sense when everyone figured out the car was very underrated, like honestly no surprise there. But still idk, Nissan must of done many different things in order to get 25 seconds faster then Porsche did, besides just tires. Of course they could always be like, well the engines are hand built and they all have different horsepower ratings...which to me is kinda like, WTF? You guys remeber that article....i think it said there could be anywhere from 1-50hp difference between two cars. Idk that sounds more cheap to me then anything else. So what is someone going to say, the one test at the ring was the most powerful one they had with 100 more hp?

The GT-R is an amazing car, and pretty darn fast for how heavy it is, but I don't believe its an engineering marval or the greatest sports car ever...or even GOD, like some titles people are holding it on a pedistal with. Also, if I had the money, I probably would'nt buy one. My cousin has a brand new 997 Turbo and even though as far as we know the GT-R is faster...the 911 turbo looks alot better, has better quality and the ride is amazing IMO. It was an amazing ride, it was fast as hell, tq was insane. And even in sport mode, the ride quality was worlds better then my focus....in comfort mode, i felt like i was riding in a mercedes.

I still believe Porsche makes some of the best sports cars around. And still will as long as they are still around, whether the economy tanks and oil is scarce, and we driving around in all electric cars or whatever...porsche will still be the same. As you can see, I love porsche haha.
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porsche does make the best all around sports cars...lol
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my bro had an old 944 87 i believe thats how i learned to drive stick and that car was tons of fun... just thought i throw that out there lol
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I have to side with Nissan on this one.

UNLESS, they used a full blown race slick.

997 Turbos come equipped with Michelin Pilot "Cup" tires. It's the same tire that PCA requires in their challenge series. It is a DOT legal competition tire.

So, Porsche needs to step up their game. They certainly have the tools and the spare equipment (there are VW's laying around everywhere)....
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after reading that article.. maybe nissan just has better drivers than porsche... after all it isnt JUST the machine thats doing the course.
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this is interesting and I can't wait for the outcome to be known!
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even if its true, nissan will just release the GT-R V-Spec and there ya go
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Porsche Pointing Fingers at Nissan

Porsche is still the king of 4 cylinders except my little fofo lol companies for years now trying to beat porsche but lets face it they need more cylinders to do it
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