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Old 09-27-2007, 01:32 PM   #41
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the skyline will kick ***. that is why it will sell. not only will it sell to all those people that always wanted an r32,r33,or r34 but couldn't get one, but it's fast. supposedly it will beat alll the corvettes porsches bmws audis and all that. 95k is right around the correct price. and you just wait till nismo gets their hands on it.
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the buyer for this car will be as rare as the car itself, so do not hope to see one on a daily/weekly basis, expect it to be as rare as the NSX...if not more rare in the US...i assume half of the buyers will be race/teams
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...They are not true fans of performance sports cars, though.
I bet most sportscar buyers aren't true fans of performance sports cars. I think they're buying the image and the gadgets. It's almost by default that sportscars become the flagship model for the brand. It becomes the car on the lot to "have". At least I think that explains the evolution of these marques from performance to plush.

When I see the performance of the Z06 and read the reviews, I can't imagine buying a porsche or some other high dollar brand for more money, and I love porsches. Rather I'd buy the Z06 and then take the save dough and pick up a good 73 911 faux RSR with a 3.X liter in it.
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the skyline will kick ***. that is why it will sell. not only will it sell to all those people that always wanted an r32,r33,or r34 but couldn't get one, but it's fast. supposedly it will beat alll the corvettes porsches bmws audis and all that. 95k is right around the correct price. and you just wait till nismo gets their hands on it.

gotta remember...its not a skyline...its a GTR....from what i've been reading this design is not going to be sold in Japan, so its basically just for america and prob Europe.
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Old 09-27-2007, 03:34 PM   #45
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It's Nissan's global flagship car. That means it will be sold in all markets, the same thing Pagani will be doing with the replacement for the Zonda C12. It North American market is vital to increasing sales volume and Nissan/Renault leadership (Carlos Ghosn) was smart enough to see that. This is why we will be getting the Skyline GT-R. I believe the percentage of Skylines destined for U.S. soil is somewhere in the neighborhood of 30-40%. That is how much faith he has in selling that car here and he's not known for making bad decisions. Make no mistake, just because some of us aren't willing to spring $60-94k for a Nissan, there are plenty of people out there that will. I have every confidence that someone who is shopping for a car in the $80-130k range performance car will take more than a passing glance at the R-35 and it will probably steal sales from it's competitors.

You can bet Nismo will have parts available at roll out, the developement of this car has taken the better part of 3 years and I can guarantee you Nismo had a hand in the BASE model. Similar to the way Prodrive had a hand in designing the chassis for the last generation Impreza. Especially considering Nismo IS Nissan.
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I bet most sportscar buyers aren't true fans of performance sports cars. I think they're buying the image and the gadgets. It's almost by default that sportscars become the flagship model for the brand. It becomes the car on the lot to "have". At least I think that explains the evolution of these marques from performance to plush.
You make a very good point, but along the same lines, during the evolution of the model, the manufacturer continually attempts to make the car, not only faster/more powerful, but also easier to drive, live with on a daily basis, etc. in order to appeal to the broadest customer base.
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