Admittedly I don't follow the series at all, but I could swear that AWD was outlawed and that the Cusco scooby was RWD:?The WRX that runs in GT300 has been AWD since the middle of last season. Since the team isn't big enough to get the car competitive when it was RWD, but for 2006 they had a new chassis and stuff that was a lot stronger and lighter so they took the weight penalty handed out to AWD GT cars since it didn't affect them as badly as it would have with the previous chassis. When the new GT-R comes into GT500 I imagine for the start of the 2009 season, perhaps late 2008, it probably will stay RWD however and not follow the Cusco Subaru team into trying an AWD car as they'll want the transition from Z to GT-R to be as smooth as possible without any giant differences, similar to what Toyota did changing from Supra to SC430.
The new GTR Nissan is coming out with promises to be a good car, but I fail to see how/why people are comparing it to the old Skyline GT-R. Its a successor in name only, and needs to be treated as such.
I'm not against the new Skyline, I'm just really worried about it......I think sadly its another NSX type failure.....I think tho the new GTR won't be a match for the 911 turbo more like a enhanced Alfa Romeo Brera (like the Autodelta one!)
And GM was testing the Corvette alongside a 599 ... . My point is it's irrelevant what they test it next to. As far as I'm concerned the Japanese are just doing what they've done so well in the past; marketing. I'm not saying it won't be a great car, I just don't really care. As for the hype surrounding the car; if Nissan is worried about the distorted opinions of a bunch of fanboys when they should be focusing on potential buyers, then they've got bigger problems. The only people this car will be a "failure" to are those who've already got it in their heads that the GTR will be the end-all, be-all sports car.Because Nissan have been testing it alongside a 911...
Which in fact means you'd have the Porsche. Actually it's the Skyline/GT-R owners who constantly has to brag about their cars performance for people to bother about it. It's really unbearable to be near by them on track days as they are constantly bragging about how their car was so good that it was banned from competing with old Sierras and Holdens. When you have the Porsche you don't have mention it, it's a given...It's like, some people when out, like to be fairly restrained, classy, understated and dignified, whilst others take every pain to show off their premium credit cards and designed labels in their clothes and tell everyone what their salary is and how big their bonus was. I'd rather be the former.