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Old 01-03-2010, 01:04 PM   #41
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As factory track models go, the 2009 Nissan Nismo 370Z is not the most hard-core beast ever built on a production line.
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Old 01-03-2010, 01:06 PM   #42
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I love the brand, and I Love the Z cars. I just wish they took time to make this the car is could have been.
+ 1 i am very upset with current infiniti/nissan lineup.
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Old 01-03-2010, 02:17 PM   #43
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^ Uhh what?
yea... huh?
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:31 PM   #44
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I didn't read it, but my understanding was it was a confidence issue. The mid engine Cayman felt better, and more balanced at the limit than the rear engine 911 did.

I like the 911 more.
It's not a confidence issue. The Cayman is faster. Porsche back in development had to lower the hp and regear the Cayman to make it overall slower than the 911. Since the preproduction models were faster by a long shot. So it's not surprising to see equal times.
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It's not a confidence issue. The Cayman is faster. Porsche back in development had to lower the hp and regear the Cayman to make it overall slower than the 911. Since the preproduction models were faster by a long shot. So it's not surprising to see equal times.
+1

The Cayman S was supposedly the best handling car Porsche made. They had to tune it down so it wouldn't surpass their flagship car, the 911.
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Old 01-04-2010, 03:05 AM   #46
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yea... huh?
I think Boose just like to pull stuff out of his *** that makes no sense.
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Old 01-04-2010, 03:58 AM   #47
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+ 1 i am very upset with current infiniti/nissan lineup.
I have to agree, I really think we are now fallen behind. Sure the car has some HP but not torque. The cars are getting there *** kicked in SCCA and NASA. I love my 03, but I just see every company passing us by. I have done alot of reading on the cayman S and looks to be a good choice. Fairly reasonable if you find one a few years old. Just my 2 cents
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:06 AM   #48
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I think Boose just like to pull stuff out of his *** that makes no sense.
If only you knew the half. Check my location first, then ask me how I know. It's not hard to go to Nissan Corp and find some answers.
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:24 AM   #49
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38. 3:11.0 - 2007 Ford Shelby GT500
39. 3:11.2 - 2007 Audi RS4
40. 3:11.7 - 2007 BMW Z4 M
41. 3:12.0 - 2009 Nissan Nismo 370Z
42. 3:12.5 - 2006 Nissan 350Z Track
43. 3:13.0 - 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Turbocharged
44. 3:13.3 - 2009 Ford Mustang GT (Track Pack)
45. 3:13.3 - 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR
46. 3:13.5 - 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR
47. 3:13.7 - 2008 BMW 135i
48. 3:14.0 - 2008 Lexus IS F
49. 3:14.6 - 2008 Audi S5
50. 3:14.8 - 2009 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8



With that, I wish they had tested the 07-08 as well.
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If only you knew the half. Check my location first, then ask me how I know. It's not hard to go to Nissan Corp and find some answers.
Just because you live in Japan gives you the inside scoop on what configuration Nissan is going to use next? Makes no sense whatsoever to have a D.I. V8 and then have a base TT VHR. Where are you getting your info from? Your brothers mothers fathers cousin who's friend works at Nissan?

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Nissan needs to put to snails back in the V6, for the Z.

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Nissan needs to put to snails back in the V6, for the Z.
V8 380/400 hp N/A would be way better for an eventually track oriented car...
V6, snails, cheap and reliability ain't usually survive in the same car or statement.
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Old 01-04-2010, 01:43 PM   #53
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All the races I have seen on best motoring involving 370's (usually nismo) were done with jgtc drivers. Car & Driver is just journalists.
Yeah I was referring to the R&T and C&D and all those.
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I am extremely disappointed as well. Since the moment the Nismo 370Z came out I thought about trading my 08 350 for it, but now I see no reason to. Let's be really nice and say Nissan's brake upgrade is worth 3 seconds and the Nismo laps as fast as the Camaro SS. The Nismo still costs a lot more than the Camaro and is a lot less civil suspension wise. To make matters worse the 260 hp Cobalt SS is only a half a second behind and its FWD.

I think it would be interesting to see if any of the my350z members have VIR lap times for modified 350Z's and see where they fall.
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Old 01-04-2010, 03:19 PM   #56
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I would probably run 4.0 minutes in the Corvette ZR1 so I am not worried about it.
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I would probably run 4.0 minutes in the Corvette ZR1 so I am not worried about it.
sometimes you really do pull some funny **** out.
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Old 01-15-2010, 07:17 PM   #58
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Just because you live in Japan gives you the inside scoop on what configuration Nissan is going to use next? Makes no sense whatsoever to have a D.I. V8 and then have a base TT VHR. Where are you getting your info from? Your brothers mothers fathers cousin who's friend works at Nissan?
exactly
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The cars are getting there *** kicked in SCCA and NASA... Just my 2 cents
Its unfortunate but since they've lost the turbos they haven't been the threat in the American racing scene they were expected to be. I don't see Nissan changing it because they have such a long lkist of loyal followers. I would love to see a high revving V8 4.3 liter car, but it is already a problem getting the bean counters to ok a Direct Injected better BALANCED VQ. I'd be estatic if they could create a motor that's caught up with the competetion and made 100 horse per liter NA (or at least close). And I still think Nissan is fibbing the flywheel figures on the Nismo.
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what suprise me the most is the Camaro SS!!! 2.5 sec faster than the nismo 370z
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