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Old 08-07-2009, 09:07 PM   #69
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Is this an actual after-race picture from when the turboed camaro ran over the gt-r and tore it to pieces to finish the race as the victor? hahahahaha

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Here's some cutaway pics of the GT-R. Didn't know it had a carbon fiber propshaft from the factory








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Old 08-07-2009, 09:09 PM   #70
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As much as i love the camaro, ill throw in the towel on this one...

Euro/Jap cars just handle so much better. Sure you can get the V6 to put out as much power, but power isn't everything. Power is actually the last thing in my books. Suspension/Handling is what lowers lap times, not how easy you can spin the tires. For those thinking that im biased, I'm definitely not, I'm ordering a 2ss in January.

I will give them mad props if they actually pull it off though! I'm keeping my eye on this one.
You sounds like my aunt. "Imports are just better cars" etc. I know, they live forever too...
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:11 PM   #71
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Good questions.

Here's some cutaway pics of the GT-R. Didn't know it had a carbon fiber propshaft from the factory








And lotsa chrome under the car too, apparently
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:09 PM   #72
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awesome ride that he lost it a couple of times.
Man that was one of the best vid on Youtube yet! I was hanging on every curve.
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:55 PM   #73
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My prediction....Camaro comes nowhere near the GTR.

If a 500hp z06 can barely run with it....there is no way a 500hp less aerodynamic heavier car that accelerates slower and has less grip is going to win this.

Good luck though. Its certainly is a challenge.
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Old 08-08-2009, 12:15 AM   #74
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My prediction....Camaro comes nowhere near the GTR.

If a 500hp z06 can barely run with it....there is no way a 500hp less aerodynamic heavier car that accelerates slower and has less grip is going to win this.

Good luck though. Its certainly is a challenge.
Good point...

I'm still rooting for the Camaro and it'll be interesting if our beloved can come close but it's a lot of weight, handling, and aerodynamics to deal with...

I believe power like that is capable but, like someone said before, it's not all about power.

Good luck I'm really going for the Camaro in this one!
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Old 08-08-2009, 12:20 AM   #75
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No....really.... does anyone else hate the fact that they are planning on going the STS route, and not a proper setup?
No.

Actually -- I'm glad they're using it.

They are doing a few things considered taboo by some around here. First they're pushing a V6 to become not only a competent performer, but outright haul ass (instead of the SS). AND they're going to use non-traditional ways to do it....

It'll essentially answer all our questions for us. I can't WAIT to see the results....and tout one more car capable of handing the gtr its broken transmission on a platter made of non-OEM race tires (see if anyone picks up on those metaphors...)....
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Old 08-08-2009, 12:27 AM   #76
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I can't WAIT to see the results....and tout one more car capable of handing the gtr its broken transmission on a platter made of non-OEM race tires (see if anyone picks up on those metaphors...)....

You can file that under "aint gonna happen".

Like it or not, the GTR is a well put together car. It would be funny if it did happen, but then it would also be faster than a z06 and a zr1.

Aint gonna happen.
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Old 08-08-2009, 01:04 AM   #77
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Yes we are going with the STS route. we run a TON of there kits and my personal car is a 1000+ hp STS TT car. on pump gas. If i though we needed a ROOTS to do the job i would have picked that, but the GTR does it with T.T.'s so we will too!
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Im rooting for you guys. It would be funny stuff to see that happen. If you need any smart ass comments to get you guys through it let me know.
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That's going to take quite a bit of work...Good luck!

Any idea when you'll have it finished? As in...will you keep working on it after SEMA?
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You can file that under "aint gonna happen".

Like it or not, the GTR is a well put together car. It would be funny if it did happen, but then it would also be faster than a z06 and a zr1.

Aint gonna happen.
you mean as fast as a zr1
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Old 08-08-2009, 01:02 PM   #81
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It's more than just having an affordable and fast V6. This is proving the limits of the LLT and pushing it to dimensions never before reached. It is taking a car that targeted the Corvette and putting a turbocharged V6 in front of it. Stop thinking about the money and realize how amazing a feat of engineering this truly is. Of course it is going to be expensive, but how could it not be worth seeing someone's minimal Camaro LS defeat a Nissan GT-R at the Nurburgring?
Yes, but it won't be a minimal LS anymore after $26,000 or more worth of upgrades to everything..But I know what you mean though..
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Old 08-08-2009, 01:51 PM   #82
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So...anyone got a hook up with the airlines. See if we can get a Camaro5 group rate over to Germany so we can all cheer the Camaro on. How sweet would it be to have an airplane full of Camaro5 guys and gals!
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500 hp on a 3700 lb car with RWD is not going to beat a GT-R. Even the ~3000 pounds ZR1 barely beats out the GT-R. AWD with rear bias wins in this track.

I fail to see what the point in this. Spending tons of money on a main stream sports car to beat a time set by a super car. So lets say you did beat it, what did you accomplish? That a highly modified car can beat a stock car? Heres a cookie. With that kind of money to spend, I'd rather buy the ZR1 and beat the GT-R, STOCK.
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500 hp on a 3700 lb car with RWD is not going to beat a GT-R. Even the ~3000 pounds ZR1 barely beats out the GT-R. AWD with rear bias wins in this track.

I fail to see what the point in this. Spending tons of money on a main stream sports car to beat a time set by a super car. So lets say you did beat it, what did you accomplish? That a highly modified car can beat a stock car? Heres a cookie. With that kind of money to spend, I'd rather buy the ZR1 and beat the GT-R, STOCK.
You cannot buy a ZR1 for $55,000... Anyways, the point is these guys have set out a goal.. If they meet the goal then they have a great marketing tool for their product. If not, then they still can say they got a certain time which could be better than many other cars out there.. This could be a publicity stunt...Let's wait and see..
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Sometimes the real fun is in the process and trying, not necessarily the result. Even if they fail, they end up making a really amazing V6 Camaro.
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