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Nissan GT-R Proto

"After the first GT-R concept of 2001, comes the Nissan GT-R PROTO to preview the production model; from its original roots as a thoroughbred Japanese performance car, the new GT-R will now be a car sold globally. For the first time, the new GT-R will be designed as a specific body-style, and not derived from a sedan, the bespoke coupé having a prominent hood flanked by vertically-themed lights and monolithic grille which incorporates the bumper form.

The concept sketch illustrates a wrap-around screen and swage diving into hunched front arches, which lead into the pronounced front overhang: this contrasts with the tighter packaging at the rear, while the rear graphic retains the four circular beacons of previous models. When launched in 2007, this will be the first all-new GT-R model for eight years, and looks set to satisfy a new era of gamers."

http://www.cardesignnews.com/news/2005/051003whats-new/index.html#nissan-gtrproto

What do you think.....fairly original design as it doesn't really look like anything else...and the concepts from this site look extremely close to the production vehicles as the actual designers release them.



 

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it needs a new front end and wheels, but i like the profile and rear end
 

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Jesda said:
Because its the same platform and technology in the G35 coupe... with forced induction (or V8 power).
Oh come on, we don't even know what engine's gonna be in it and the Nissan fanboys are already claming it's gonna outrun a Z06. Come on. :nono:
 

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Oh come on, we don't even know what engine's gonna be in it and the Nissan fanboys are already claming it's gonna outrun a Z06. Come on. :nono:
Someone doesn't pay attention to the import scene now do they? Nissan is saying that it will be putting out 500 hp or more and with AWD that means it won't have to worry about breaking the tires loose and if you know anything about the GT-R's you owuld know that they have one of the best AWD systems on the planet.
 

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Someone doesn't pay attention to the import scene now do they? Nissan is saying that it will be putting out 500 hp or more and with AWD that means it won't have to worry about breaking the tires loose and if you know anything about the GT-R's you owuld know that they have one of the best AWD systems on the planet.
True, when the old ones came out, they were called "Godzilla" by Wheels Magazine. Remember, they came out in the late 80s when HP ratings hadn't recovered from fuel injection because the technology wasn't as good as it is today? To give an example of how ahead of the game Nissan was, the GT-R straight 6 had just as much horsepower as the Chevy LT1 V8 AND it had AWD and all wheel steering.

There have been reports of professional tuners getting HP up to 1000 on certain models using that straight six.:rolleyes:
 

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ben72227 said:
To give an example of how ahead of the game Nissan was, the GT-R straight 6 had just as much horsepower as the Chevy LT1 V8...
Don't forget that it's a turbo Inline 6.

Only Porsche could spank the Corvette with a normally aspirated 6! :lildevil:
 

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the RB26DETT is probably one of the best engine design's of all time. That and the 2JZ from the Supra Turbo. 1000+ hp Skyline's and Supra's are normal for those cars in Japan and certain places in the US. Hell Nissan made a limited production Nismo Z-Tune R34 Skyline and it was only putting out 500 hp and it ran the 1/4 in 10.06 seconds
 
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The 2001 Concept was panned by critics and hated by the general public...and for good reason. R32-R33-R34 generations all followed an organic, yet muscular pattern that even today is still loved by fans the world over. The RB26DETT is legendary, even to some people in the US who have educated themselves to it's possibilities. But, in 2001 Nissan brought out a flop and has been trying to recover ever since. Yes, the Skyline/G35 is selling well, but fans have been angered by wanting to separate the GTR moniker from the Skyline nameplate and putting it on a very very ugly car.


Since that time, Nissan has pulled within and kept the new GTR design very "secret" - I suspect leaks are made to judge public reaction to their ideas and to this date, not one has been met with enthusiasm. This pic is one on a long line of pics released from Japan. It might be accurate but experience with seeing so many concept drawings tells me not to get my hopes up.
 

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Have they EVER sold a Skyline in the U.S.? I honestly don't know the answer to that one.

I just remember five years ago spending a lot of time on Honda Prelude boards and everyone was drooling over the Skyline. It seems like 20 years ago now.
 

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Have they EVER sold a Skyline in the U.S.? I honestly don't know the answer to that one.

I just remember five years ago spending a lot of time on Honda Prelude boards and everyone was drooling over the Skyline. It seems like 20 years ago now.
Moto Rex in LA, but it would have been very expensive. We can buy them here now at select Infinity dealerships.
 
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