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Hello from the land of the rising sun. I currently don't own a Cadillac and won't for some time. I don't really care for modern Cadillacs except the Catera and XLR nor anthing from the 1970s-1990s really (except the hearses. I love the late 60s early 70s hearses). I hope you guys don't hold this against me.:)

I'm a huge fan of 1950s-1960s Caddies and would love to buy the 1955 Caddy sitting across the street from the Dairy Queen back home....but the old couple won't ever sell it and so it sits rotting in their front yard.:(

I do hope to get some infomation about the Northstar engine. Its my favorite US built engine next to the Chevy 283. Wish there were a wavey smilie.
 

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No we won't hold it against you....That doesn't mean we won't tease you now and then! Welcome to the BEST Cadillac site going!
 
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Welcome to the board:wave:
WOW! You click the [Get More] link and there are actually more smilie choices! :banghead2


:wave: - here we go.
 
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Fast? Yeah...for me. I'm only getting around 350hp at the crank. I have a GTS-4 coupe, not a GTR.:( I have an RB20 single turbo whereas the GTR as the twin turbo RB26. I'm pretty quick for my needs/wants. My friend's R31 RB27 800hp monster is something I don't even dream about trying to mess with.:shocked2:

I love my Skyline but I will admit that tooooooooo many people (young boys often) worship the Skyline like a god when they haven't even seen one in person much less driven one. I'm all about performance. I don't care if you use turbos, supercharger, nitrous, have an I4, I6, V6, V8, V10, whatever. Fast is fast no matter how you make it.

I'm generally only into imports but if I were back in the US right now, I would not at all be opposed to having a 1994-1998 Mustang or even a Cadillac Catera. Again, its about performance and as the old saying goes - Its not where you're from, but where you're going.

:burn: <- LOVE this smilie. Has nothing to do with anything, but I just wanted to say I love it.
 

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Welcome,
I know what you mean about the Skyline's too. My 19 year old son worships them just as you said. Your philosophy about power, cars, and engines is quite agreeable with me ( my "extra" car is a black '02 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V ) but the bald guy's not buying any of it. It's cool though, we all get along just fine. Especially if you remember that BS won't fly around here.
 

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Nissan has made some cool cars that they never sold here. I for one love the 89-93 Silvia. It may not be the fastest one around but it'll get the job done:burn: :devil:
 

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Welcome aboard!!!!! Im glad Im not the only person on the board with an import!
 

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Skylines are great...and the fact that you cant get them here(without jumping thru alot of hurdles) creates an almost mythical story around it, i gotta say i've fallen for it, think its an awesome car sight unseen....welcome to the board
 

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Actually, it's easier to get a gray market car in the US now than it used to be. If you want a Skyline there's a company called MotoRex in Los Angeles that imports and legalizes them and other Asian cars that aren't sold in the US. Expensive, but you can get them now.

I heard Nissan isn't making the latest Skyline anymore, but that a new model is just around the corner and will be sold over here officially.

Anybody have any opinions on the Lancer EVO VIII Mitsubishi's bringing over this year?
 
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EVOVIII looks like ass. EVOIV, EVOV, and EVOVI are the most intimidating IMO.
 

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yeah ralph, i should have said without jumping thru hurdles OR paying something like 80k for one from Motorex
 
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Technically, it is in Japan as the 350GT. The GTR has now been made into its own make in the Nissan stable. Personally, I think this is a mistake and the public scorned the GTR concept. Latest reports have the GTR coming out in 2005 after a serious body redesign. Everything else is good to go, but the ass ugly body that Nissan hoped people would love on the concept. Man...they were wrong.
 

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Technically, it is in Japan as the 350GT. The GTR has now been made into its own make in the Nissan stable. Personally, I think this is a mistake and the public scorned the GTR concept. Latest reports have the GTR coming out in 2005 after a serious body redesign. Everything else is good to go, but the ass ugly body that Nissan hoped people would love on the concept. Man...they were were wrong

The basic Skyline is exactly like the G35 (there is a coupe and a four door). Its rear drive. Basically, the Jap market Nissan Skyline was brought over here, they slapped Infinity badges on it, and called it the G35. Like the Jap version it's got the 280 horse inline 6.

But the GT-R is another story. It's the big daddy. All-wheel drive, carbon fiber, turbos, traction control, every Jap tech goodie known to man. It looks quite different from the reg. Skyline. Check out the versions in Gran Turismo and you'll see what I mean. The GT-R does have the same engine under its hood, but its loaded with waaaaaaaay more stuff, and was engineered to be about 400 horses. The catch is that in Japan the car companies have an unspoken agreement to avoid a horsepower war, and put govners on their engines, limiting them to 280 hp. But the dealers will give you the factory perf. chip in the showroom, and thats all you need to get the 400 hp out in a matter of minutes.

This is why Japan is a serious custom car culture- the aftermarket parts companies like Nismo, Spoon, Renntech, TRD, etc, are huge. The Jap car companies often design their top-performance engines to handle 700 horses, especially Supras, NSX's and RX-7's. The current GT-R just ended production.

Anyway, the G-35 is the new Skyline, but NOT the new Skyline GT-R. Nissan showed a concept car at the Tokyo auto show in 2001, and THAT is what the new GT-R will look like. The big question is whether they'll finally build a left-hand version to sell here. The last one was only exported to England and Australia.....and it sold only to a small cult of fanatics because it was so damn expensive, most guys with that kind of cash are not interested in a car with a Nissan logo on the nose-no matter how fast it accelerates. They but Porsche's and TVR's.
 

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Welcome to the Forum,

There is still hope for you, your desire to know more about the Northstar is proof of your superior intellect.
 
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