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Played around with a 350Z tonight. I saw some xenons approaching from behind pretty fast and decided to accelerate as he approached to let him know I wanted to play. I slowed down again and waited to see what he'd do. From about 10 cars behind I saw him punch it and start to close rapidly. I hovered at about 65mph in 3rd gear until he was about 2 cars behind and then punched it myself. His momentum allowed him to continue closing and pass me to gain about 1 car length...but that was all he was gonna get. The Vee immediately matched his speed and then started to pull. I put about 3 car lengths on him b/f shifting into 4th - where we both let up. He stayed waaay behind so I couldn't even give him a thumbs up! Oh well, he wouldn't have seen my good-natured gesture through the 20% tints anyway.
 

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Awesome, Stock a CTS-V should beat a 350Z by about .5 seconds in the 1.4 mile :thumbsup:
 

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You're in a V. You damn well better smoke a 350z. Heck, my ETC has run stock ones down on several occasions. And my one race against a CTS-V, there were 4 big dudes in the V, I had nothing in my car and only a couple gallons of gas, I got a perfect launch against his wheelhop, and he still had me by a couple cars at 80.
 

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Good kill man. I'm a bit disappointed with the Z's performance especially for the price their asking for them. But there's rumor's going around that Nissan is planning on building a more powerful Z. They are going to drop their 4.5 V8 iin it and it should be making 400 hp.
 

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They are going to drop their 4.5 V8 iin it and it should be making 400 hp.
Really wow, I can't wait to see those at work!

I heard they're finally bringing the Skyline GT-R over in '08
 

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here's the article
News

GT-R Going Upscale: Next-gen Skyline to be sold as Infiniti in U.S., sources say

KATHY JACKSON | Automotive News
Posted Date: 12/5/05
LOS ANGELES - The next-generation Skyline GT-R, a high-performance sports car, will be sold as an Infiniti in the United States, say two sources familiar with Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.'s plans.
The current generation is sold under the Nissan brand in Japan. Company executives have been debating whether to sell it in America as a Nissan or an Infiniti.
The most recent GT-R concept was shown at the Tokyo Motor Show in October. The production model will be shown at the Tokyo show in 2007.
The sources say the vehicle will be either a 2008 or 2009 model with a sticker price of about $65,000. They say Nissan has targeted annual U.S. sales of about 1,500.:eveilgrin
The automaker showed only the car's exterior at the Tokyo show and has not said much about the powerplant. But one source says the Skyline GT-R will have all-wheel drive and two turbochargers, and produce more than 400 hp.
"It will be wicked; faster than a bullet," he said.
Asked to comment on the vehicle, Frederique Le Greves, head of public relations for Nissan North America Inc., said, "No decision has been made on whether it will be a Nissan or Infiniti when it comes to the United States."
Some company executives fought to put a Nissan nameplate on the GT-R in the United States because it is known as a Nissan globally. The car appears in many popular racing video games in the United States, such as Sony PlayStation's Gran Turismo.
But a source says in-house studies show that the expected clientele does not want to shop for such a high-end vehicle at a Nissan dealership.
Infiniti dealer John Capps says the Infiniti dealer group has been lobbying for the GT-R. Capps, owner of Plaza Motor Co. in St. Louis, and former chair of the Infiniti dealer council, says "it would be a wonderful halo car."
Source: Autoweek
 
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