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In Topic: 2015 LeMans - GT-R LM NISMO Announcement!

29 January 2015 - 08:41 AM

What I'm wondering is how much tech from this race car may translate into the R36 GT-R.

In Topic: 2015 LeMans - GT-R LM NISMO Announcement!

29 January 2015 - 08:41 AM

View PostVR_power, on 28 January 2015 - 03:23 AM, said:

hmmmm.....i think i might know who is collaborating with Nissan on this project.
hmmm, indeed...

View PostHKYStormFront, on 28 January 2015 - 06:50 AM, said:


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"Fluorescent light bulbs!  Save the earth, but at what weird, twisty cost?"

In Topic: Nissan IDX not dead but to loose retro look ?

29 January 2015 - 08:37 AM

I still agree.  I very much liked the retro design of the concept car and would have bought that without question.  Even the altered version above I would have considered for a DD.   As is, Nissan offers nothing in their lower range that interests me enough to fit the bill as a DD.  The new Rogue came close (I have two huskies to consider) but the price point for what you get is too much when you consider I can get a new Kia Soul better equipped and with better MPG for less.  In fact, that is what I just did... I traded my 2012 Kia Soul in on a 2015 Kia Soul Red Zone 2.0.  I desperately want Nissan to put something appealing so I can keep my DD in family, but so far anything interesting they show never makes it to production.

In Topic: Gt-R #1 on Forbes list...

28 January 2015 - 04:52 PM

Forbes is full of crap.  Like others here, I'm much lower than they claim at ~$1200/year.

In Topic: WannaGoFAST Florida 1/2 Mile Jan 24-25

27 January 2015 - 07:42 AM

 UnaBomber, on 26 January 2015 - 03:50 PM, said:

the black lambo that spun at 225 spun just fine when the ass end got a little squirelly even though it had a factory wing on it.

Right... because the factory wing was probably rated up to the lambo's factory top speed of what... 197mph?  So 30mph faster makes a huge difference.  It is not a linear relationship when it comes to downforce, kinetic energy, and other measures in the realms of physics.  And don't get me wrong... a wing is not a foolproof way of preventing a spin.  But it does make a difference.  In the case you mention, it is likely the car would have spun at an even lower speed without the wing given similar circumstances.