- Feb 1, 2007
- Dallas, Texas
- 00 4Runner | 02 919 | 87 XJ6 | 86 CB700SC
Gtr lap time was impressive, I can't explain how they made such a car...I'm confused. So cheap, so handly, so fast....
also i really want them to explain why the GT-R is so fast but i guess thats for nerds and aint cool.
1. 550+ hp engine.
2. All wheel drive.
3. Proper gearing selection.
4. Years of development on the transmission.
5. Long tradition of building monsters to stomp Toyota.
6. Porsche pissed off Nissan.
I've had the opportunity to drive both an R33 and an R34 Skyline GT-R, both gray market imports. Basically, the R35 is just the next generation Skyline.
The Skyline and now the GT-R are known as "Godzilla" for a reason. I don't think there's a faster four seater in the world, in terms of going around the Top Gear track.
The GTR is a triumph of engineering and I adore it. Neutral on the exterior styling and don't like the interior but its capabilities command respect. Faster than the F430 Scuderia, LP640, SLR and Carrera GT and a hair's breadth off the Enzo. Incredible!
The GT-R is like the Suzuki Hayabusa - everyone thought it was hideously ugly until we realized that the Hayabusa is what an affordable 212mph motorcycle looked like.
Same thing with the GT-R. Looks weird, until you realize that the GT-R is what an affordable, practical hypercar that does 193mph looks like.
...but in my country Daihatsu is not sold since 1993..
Daihatsu bailed out of the US market in 1992, as I recall. Mostly because whoever decided on the English names of the product was an idiot - the Daihatsu Charade ("playing at being a car") and the Daihatsu Rocky ("not worthy of the Rocky name" - think movie) - so none sold.