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    Top Gear host "breaks" neck driving a Nissan GT-R

    Alternate thread title: "Ugly cars I would still want to own"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxt8rZd2vAM

    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.

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    2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM slvoid's Avatar
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    I'm glad it took so long to create a Skyline successor. The new GTR stands up to its pedigree.

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    Look who we get^^^
    I don't remember who the other two hosts of Top Gear USA are.

    Clarkston is a far better obnoxious jerk.
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    I believe that in this case "solid meh" means "so 'meh' that it could never be anything more than 'meh', and yet also no less than 'meh' -- in a word, exactly 'meh'"

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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Oooo! Is that ALL they cost? Lemme get my purse...
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    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...

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    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!

    Regards, Anthony

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    Nobody sells the GT-R for $70K. The dealers are reportedly getting $100K+.

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    I want a 1991 Nissan Skyline GT-R N1 R32.

    Dammit.
    Ten tenths.

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    I wouldn't mind one of these.

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    do not want

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    sigless at the moment....

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    You got my hopes up! I even unwrapped the bottle I have set aside for this very eventuality.
    ''On a bicycle you're not insulated. You're in contact with the landscape and all manner of people you'd never meet if you were in a car. A fat man on a bicycle is nobody's enemy.''

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    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 (???)
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    that datsun line is really funny
    riding and pimpin again

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    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...
    Bring back the Sig Test!


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