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      11-21-2008, 06:38 PM   #1
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Drivers Republic GT2 v GTR around the Nurburgring

Drivers Republic GT2 v GTR around the Nurburgring





GT2 - 7:49
GTR - 7:55.9


"so we left the Ring on the close of the second day, the GT2 was the daddy"


PORSCHE GT2
“Given the times we set were both some-way off the manufacturers’ claims, how do we feel about those claims? Well, Walter’s time is 17-seconds faster than this, and having experienced the GT2 at full-afterburner, I have no doubt that the car will achieve that time. I could show you where I’ve lost five seconds on just a handful of sections.

NISSAN GTR
“could the Nissan really go 27-seconds faster? I just don’t know…but I just don’t see where another 27-seconds comes from with the car I drove. I felt that I came much closer to extracting the maximum performance of the Nissan on this single-flying-lap challenge than I did the Porsche.

FINAL
“But be in no doubt, when we left the Ring on the close of the second day, the GT2 was the daddy. We did the times and the Porsche won.”


http://magazines.drivers-republic.co...c/thetruth030/
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      11-21-2008, 06:57 PM   #2
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nice find, gtr is a pos

(I only say that because I can't afford either one )
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      11-21-2008, 07:00 PM   #3
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nice find, gtr is a pos

(I only say that because I can't afford either one )
GTR is a POS to me cause of the warranty b.s.
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      11-21-2008, 07:08 PM   #4
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That GT2 is just something else huh? Regardless of what time the GT-R can put down, I'm one of those that will never purchase one. The GT2 however...now there's a completely different story.
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      11-21-2008, 07:45 PM   #5
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hahaha awesome find!!!

GT2 FTW!!!!!

2010- GTR has no LC and still cant take TC off, < that is horrible!
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      11-21-2008, 08:11 PM   #6
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GTR is a POS to me cause of the warranty b.s.
+1 and +1 to the comment above me nissan really made a great car and wants people to just stare at it. If the car had the support of a p car or bmw i would be all over it. So yea here a tt 400+hp car now dont launch it or turn TC off just drive it normal under 3krpms and dont do anything that could break it because then you gotta pay hahaha.
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      11-21-2008, 08:40 PM   #7
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eh, would have been better if they drove a 911 turbo. but i find it ridiculous the way these guys are comparing the two. one flying lap? admitting they suck at driving? yah...
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      11-22-2008, 01:40 AM   #8
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Oh hell, if he says he felt closer to maximum peformance in the GTR...

Doesn't prove anything.
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Check out this thread in it's entirity, great debate with interesting questions.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=180241

Now read this.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...2&postcount=68
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      11-22-2008, 07:13 AM   #10
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      11-22-2008, 08:11 AM   #11
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wow,very cool!
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      11-22-2008, 09:45 AM   #12
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Porsche and the Porsche apologist fanbois crack me up. And I've owned 3 Porsches and grew up a Porschefile.

The GT-R costs $75K and quite simply smokes both the ~$120K Turbo and ~$120K GT3. So Porsche gets wind of this and says to the apologist press and fanbois, oh yeah, what about our $190K GT2.

WTF?

The sad thing is Porsche does have a platform capable of competing with the GT-R without cheating...the Cayman. Throw in the GT3 engine and a few GT3 handling bits along with DPK and LSD and they have a sub-$100K GT-R killer. Call it the Cayman GT3. Add GT2 engine at $120K they have a world beater.

But as long as the press and fanbois let them get away with their GT-R bashing in a platform 2 1/2 times the cost, it won't happen. As long as Porsche "purists" continue to insist the inferior rear engine platform is the platform of choice, despite that fact that Porsche made their racing name with mid-engined cars, it won't happen.

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the most interesting thing to me it is a drivers race in when comparing 2 the two cars despite one is 2.5 times more expensive than the other.
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you beat me to the 2.5x price argument
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This was a good article......Thanks op
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Nissan is a lying sack of shit!
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That GT2 is just something else huh? Regardless of what time the GT-R can put down, I'm one of those that will never purchase one. The GT2 however...now there's a completely different story.
+1. I couldn't have said it better myself.
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I'll take either one.
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But then again, you could gimme a ZR1 instead.
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I genuinely enjoyed reading it, and makes me want a GT2.
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Nissan is a lying sack of shit!
Wow, what an educated statement there.

Alas I disagree that it makes the GTR's time out of the question. I look forward to the ZR1 and ACR's credibility being put into question and see how close an independent can get to matching their times.
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So take your gtr to the track and blow the tranny and theres your sub 100k car now a 100k car lol After all is said and done if the gtr performs like a gt2/3 then you will be paying for high repair bills because nissan wont!
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