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Official GTR pics and part of specs Released!

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. — The wait is over. Undisguised 2009 Nissan GT-R photos have now become available prior to the car's official debut at the 2007 Tokyo Auto Show.

Numerous GT-R prototypes have been caught testing around the world, including at Germany's Nürburgring and California's Laguna Seca Raceway, but this is the first look at the rocket coupe's completely undisguised sheet metal.

Official specifications aren't expected to be announced until Nissan's Tokyo show press conference on October 24, but months of spy intelligence suggest the all-wheel-drive 2009 GT-R will get a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 that produces approximately 450 horsepower.

Nissan says the GT-R will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, finish the quarter-mile in 11.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 192 mph. Base price is expected to be less than $80,000.

If true, the GT-R will be serious competition for the Porsche 911 Turbo, which it has been routinely seen testing alongside.

What this means to you: It's here. And it's hot. >>> Yeah Right!

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This car looks awesome...I have always loved the GTR...I only wish the US bound car would be called Skyline GTR. From what I can tell the design is exactly the same except the black detailing under the headlights is gone.

I don't care for the interior's design...it looks sort of block in a Dodge truck sort of way...but who the hell cares when the car looks this good and will no doubt be an excellent performer.

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The side profile is quite awkward.

For that type of money, I'll take a Viper, Z06, or 911. Thanks but no thanks, Nissan.

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Apparently I'm out of the loop... what's Hyundai's involvement with the car?

The front facia.

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Exterior is kind of mean. Interior is 70's Japanese Junk... I guess they think original Japanese design has graduated to more than that, but I think they're wrong. I am sure it will be a good performer, as per its bloodline.
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Maybe it's just a bad angle, but I don't exactly care for the front end, and the interior's sorta ugly. The rest is quite sexy, though.

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Basically the Japanese facsimile of the 911 Turbo. Same 3.8 liters, same twin turbos, same 450 hp, same DSG. Not a fan of the retro interior, though.

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Meh, its ok. I expect for from an $80K supercar. That interior is ugly. :yuck:

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I'm sure the interior materials are good, but man... if a 'Domestic' made an interior like that, they'd be crucified.

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its decent looking... and the numbers look good as far as performance... but the side profile creeps me out... it looks to be rising to the front... which is the direct opposite of what you want to do... unless this car is specifically designed to be lightning fast in reverse... who knows...

as was said above... for that kind of money... the Z06 wins

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Am I the only one that actually likes it?

Personally, I think that they normalized the front end a little too much; I liked the proto's nose better, but it's not anything I can't overlook. I think it's pretty damn HOT. (but then [skyline] GTR's have always been my guilty pleasure.)

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There's a guy down the street from me who has a garage that deals strictly with G35/350zs. This car looks like one of his 350zs with a whole bunch of cheap-ass, poorly designed spoilers, wings and bad front and rear bumpers. To those that see something nice here, I am definitely looking at a different car. The only thing I can figure is that you are blinded by the history of the GT-R and the performance. This thing is not going to win any design awards. Yuck.

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The front ruins it unfortunately. Not so much the Celica head lights, but the hood/bumper cutline, and the overbite grille.

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The last generation Impala called, it wants it's tail lights back! :smilewide:

No they didn't. Because they had a line of other Skylines calling before they could free up the line to call out.

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Am I the only one that actually likes it?

Personally, I think that they normalized the front end a little too much; I liked the proto's nose better, but it's not anything I can't overlook. I think it's pretty damn HOT. (but then [skyline] GTR's have always been my guilty pleasure.)

You're not alone. I like it too, nice evolution of the R34.

Interior reminds me of the old Pontiac silliness, which isn't a bad thing if done correctly.

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I like it..it's a violent, aggressive sports car...the gorp looks integrated on the sides, not tacked on..and it's got the serious hardware to back up the looks..

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The fanboys are blowing a huge load as we speak.

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It's a bit over the top with the techno/transformer look. Straight lines and odd angles. I think they should have actually toned it down some. And that black grille area still ruins it.

But that being said, it does look the part. If only that grille wasn't so gaudy.

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I have a bad feeling that this is going to replace the WRX as the car that every D-bag will use when playing Gran Turismo...

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I saw it at the Auto Show today....

Yes, the fanboys bust nuts all over it...

But with good reason. Those pictures do it zero justice. That car is a cold blooded murderer.

GM and Ford are on notice. And warmed over versions of Corvettes and Mustangs (while not slouches) won't be what does it.

Nothing less than a reimagined GTO and RS200-type car will capture the people's imagination the world over like that car.

The GT-R shouldn't be weighed down with the Skyline name baggage, because it is clearly something completely different. Skylines of the past may have inspired Nissan to go all out, but that's about it. This car is a whole new strain, for real.

Pontiac (not Chevy or Cadillac) and Ford should be cooking up the heat yesterday.

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