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Old 10-26-2007, 10:45 AM   #21
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i think its a badass car, no doubt, the design will grow on everyone as you get more familiar with it, i think they did an outstandng job...providing all the stats are true...
offcourse id like to kill on at a track before i would consider buying one for myself, but the car is by no means ugly, its modern, this is where all cars are going, the edgy look with curves, you will get used to it
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Also, since it is a "Global" car, they had to take into consideration silly crash requirements from here as well as vehicle vs. pedestrian requirements world wide.
Besides, it's also a Japanese home-market icon, so it needs a little bit of Godzilla to sell over there.
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Old 10-26-2007, 10:55 AM   #23
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raised the windows to get rid of the roof wedge.

god forbid cars are made with windows anymore. I'm sure if the designers had their way the windows would be a small slit maybe 1" tall. if i were design a car, it is a must that the elbow can rest on the window sill parallel to the ground.
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Old 10-26-2007, 11:01 AM   #24
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aawww man, the review from one "mazda/nissan" didn't show up telling some guy to stop slapping wings on suzuki aerio's
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Old 10-26-2007, 11:34 AM   #25
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Old 10-26-2007, 12:00 PM   #26
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Personally, I can't stand American car mags, most of them are written by baby-boomers who really should just retire and think the automotive world revolves around the U.S. and what exists on it's soil... Plus the content is usually pretty ill informed. I've only run across one article in the mags I get (EVO, CAR, and Top Gear) where they acted like a car was BRAND new and that was recent, EVO treated the Mazda CX-7 like it was a new thing with no mention of the CX-9.
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Old 11-13-2007, 11:51 PM   #27
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The official GTR website has the Tokyo Motor Show roll out of the new GTR beginning with an in car video of the GTR lapping hte Nordschleife in 7:38. That's not shabby at all.
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:08 AM   #28
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Why are car makers replacing the front fenders with headlights?! They are like two feet long. I decided to do a quick photochop of the headlights, but I ended up doing the whole car. It looks crappy because I didn't expect to do it all, but you get the idea.

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My modded one:

I shortened the headlights, body matched the grille, got rid of the hood and fender scoops, body colored the A-pillar and raised the windows to get rid of the roof wedge. I also smoothed out the body lines, too many creases.


It's still ugly, the grille does nothing for me and the whole car looks awkward.
I like the cut of your jib. Where can i subscribe to your newsletter?
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Kinda looks familiar..



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I think it looks pretty good. Then again, I'm a fan of Bangle (hyper-controversial BMW designer, in case you don't know).

I also read that it makes its power at only 10psi... it ought to have some serious room for growth with an exhaust and an ECU.
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I think it looks pretty good. Then again, I'm a fan of Bangle (hyper-controversial BMW designer, in case you don't know).

I also read that it makes its power at only 10psi... it ought to have some serious room for growth with an exhaust and an ECU.
I thought bangle's works were unique and daring. not ugly.

i still want four doors though. hope someone wrecks one soon so I can do a G35 transplant
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c6z > gt3 rs > turbo miata > *
How would you know?
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I thought bangle's works were unique and daring. not ugly.

i still want four doors though. hope someone wrecks one soon so I can do a G35 transplant
That = nastiest 4 door...EVER
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:42 PM   #34
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I was told there's a G35 rollin' around atlanta with a titan v8 swap.
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if you're going to go to all that trouble, just build the g35 engine and slap a turbonetics kit on it.. might not be as fast, but it'll certainly be cheaper.
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well, an ex-coworker of mine just ordered a GTR. I didn't get a chance to ask him about what options he's getting, or even the time frame. But I guess eventually I'll be letting you guys know how they drive.

The dude has been talking about getting a Masarati since I met him 4 or 5 years ago. Personally, I'd rather have the Masarati. Still, I'll give the GTR a chance to impress me.
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