Foo - Top Gear host "breaks" neck driving a Nissan GT-R
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07-22-08, 09:43 PM
Alternate thread title: "Ugly cars I would still want to own"
Clarkson drove the GT-R at the Fuji grand prix track. His neck snaps at 6:30. "You hopeless old fart, a Datsun broke your neck." Then the Stig drove it at the Top Gear test track. "Now remember this £53K car has monstered(?) a 300 grand McLaren around the Nurburgring, but I doubt it will do that here because this is a power circuit."
The Stig's laptimes at their test track, with approximate car prices:
Looks like a performance bargain to me. (The Ariel Atom is an oddball overgrown go-kart, not a proper car but it would be great for track days.)
I don't care if the GT-R is kinda ugly, I would buy one if I could afford it.
I'm glad it took so long to create a Skyline successor. The new GTR stands up to its pedigree.
Look who we get^^^:notamused:
I don't remember who the other two hosts of Top Gear USA are.
Clarkston is a far better obnoxious jerk.
Siu Blue Wind
07-22-08, 10:21 PM
Oooo! Is that ALL they cost? Lemme get my purse...
Bleh, why do we need our own Top Gear? The original is perfectly serviceable. Just show it here!
As for the GT-R... It's ugly, and I wouldn't want to own one, but whipping one around a track for a while would be an opportunity to jump at.
I wouldn't mind an R32 GT-R, though.
Or even older...
07-23-08, 04:52 AM
My two bobs worth is that its a "performance bargain" because Nissan is selling it at a loss. Its a technological marvel and that costs money which Nissan wouldn't have honestly figured into the purchase price. The R&D costs will be in some other budget.
Its all about their image so the costs aren't important. Some of the other supercar companies can't afford to ignore such R&D costs and they are in it to try and make money.
Mind you what a great car!
07-23-08, 05:14 AM
Nobody sells the GT-R for $70K. The dealers are reportedly getting $100K+.
07-23-08, 08:10 AM
I want a 1991 Nissan Skyline GT-R N1 R32.
07-23-08, 11:25 AM
I wouldn't mind one of these.
07-23-08, 11:51 AM
do not want
too bad they trashed the car.... http://www.autoblog.com/2008/07/22/top-gear-crashes-englands-only-nissan-gt-r-press-car/ http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2008/07/gtrtopgearcrash.jpg
07-23-08, 05:56 PM
You got my hopes up! I even unwrapped the bottle I have set aside for this very eventuality.
07-23-08, 06:53 PM
We have a shat load of them getting around here in Kyoto. My favourite was originally the R32 but I'm afraid the latest is creeping up to my favourite.
My cousin (in-law) is a member of the Nissan GTR development team in Tokyo. He has had an R32 since new...it will be interesting to see if he upgrades (???)
07-23-08, 08:03 PM
that datsun line is really funny
07-24-08, 09:27 AM
As long as Tiff is okay, the rest of em can bust their necks all they want. He's the only host I really like anyway...
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