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Old 12-13-2005, 11:17 PM   #1
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Skyline Gt-r

THE 2008 SKYLINE GT-R IS COMING TO THE STATES!!!

http://www.automobilemag.com/news/0508_nissan_skyline/
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Old 12-14-2005, 01:08 AM   #2
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THE 2008 SKYLINE GT-R IS COMING TO THE STATES!!!

http://www.automobilemag.com/news/0508_nissan_skyline/
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Yeah, we knew this long time ago. Its been around for a couple of years, but back in early 2005 they already officially released the GT-R coming to North America thing. Those specs given are from the "grapevine" which translates to "rumors," so don't trust them competely. GT-R is not the only one coming out in 2008, new V10 NSX too, but at double the price.... But good news is there is supposed to be a saloon tourer type car slotted between the NSX and RSX in the Acura lineup. This is a rumor too, but its listed on TOV, so who knows. Maybe its the production version of S4 we saw at the carshow, with a V6. They need to replace the empty hole that used to be the CL (a 2 door coupe with a V6).
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Old 12-14-2005, 01:34 AM   #3
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Yeah, we knew this long time ago. Its been around for a couple of years, but back in early 2005 they already officially released the GT-R coming to North America thing. Those specs given are from the "grapevine" which translates to "rumors," so don't trust them competely. GT-R is not the only one coming out in 2008, new V10 NSX too, but at double the price.... But good news is there is supposed to be a saloon tourer type car slotted between the NSX and RSX in the Acura lineup. This is a rumor too, but its listed on TOV, so who knows. Maybe its the production version of S4 we saw at the carshow, with a V6. They need to replace the empty hole that used to be the CL (a 2 door coupe with a V6).
Maybe I didnt know of the Skyline and others because my subscription to Road & Track and Car & Driver ended ( ). I shouldnt have canceled it.
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Old 12-14-2005, 03:12 AM   #4
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Yeah, I heard of this a couple of weeks/months ago, but from CF...

Guess I'd better start saving up now

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Old 12-14-2005, 03:28 AM   #5
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Yeah, I heard of this a couple of weeks/months ago, but from CF...

Guess I'd better start saving up now

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Old 12-14-2005, 05:05 AM   #6
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There was a post about this when it was revealed. i think the thread started back in sept or oct...ill get back to you if i can find it
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Old 12-14-2005, 05:12 AM   #7
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There was a post about this when it was revealed. i think the thread started back in sept or oct...ill get back to you if i can find it

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The article you were talking about was the Skyline GTR, and it may be coming to North America probaly known as the G35 GTR, or something to that extent

^^Found this in a quick search:
http://www.car-forums.com/talk/showthread.php?t=8884&

From January...
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Old 12-14-2005, 05:12 AM   #8
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Yeah, we knew this long time ago. Its been around for a couple of years, but back in early 2005 they already officially released the GT-R coming to North America thing. Those specs given are from the "grapevine" which translates to "rumors," so don't trust them competely. GT-R is not the only one coming out in 2008, new V10 NSX too, but at double the price.... But good news is there is supposed to be a saloon tourer type car slotted between the NSX and RSX in the Acura lineup. This is a rumor too, but its listed on TOV, so who knows. Maybe its the production version of S4 we saw at the carshow, with a V6. They need to replace the empty hole that used to be the CL (a 2 door coupe with a V6).

I highly doubt we will see a return of a CL-Type coupe from Acura in the next 2-3 years. The earliest would be 2008/2009 model year, around when the TL gets redesigned. The RDX is the next new Acura to come out. It'll be nice and sport an engine I want to see in some other vehicles (A 260hp turbo K24, sources point to).
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Old 12-14-2005, 09:02 AM   #9
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I highly doubt we will see a return of a CL-Type coupe from Acura in the next 2-3 years. The earliest would be 2008/2009 model year, around when the TL gets redesigned. The RDX is the next new Acura to come out. It'll be nice and sport an engine I want to see in some other vehicles (A 260hp turbo K24, sources point to).

lol. I didnt mean it to come out in 2008. I meant just some time. 2008 is supposed to be just for the GT-R and NSX.

I can't wait for the TL redesign; if it includes 300+hp and AWD, im going to buy one for sure, as long as its not butt ugly.
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Old 12-14-2005, 11:54 PM   #10
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is it going to be badged as a infiniti instead of a nissan
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Old 12-15-2005, 03:33 AM   #11
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is it going to be badged as a infiniti instead of a nissan

Not sure, most likely, but I personally don't know...but that brings up another question, will she be right hand drive?
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Old 12-15-2005, 03:36 AM   #12
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i tend to believe the argument that nissan doesnt want to try and make people buy a $75,000 nissan over having them buy a $75,000 infiniti.

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Old 12-15-2005, 03:46 AM   #13
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i tend to believe the argument that nissan doesnt want to try and make people buy a $75,000 nissan over having them buy a $75,000 infiniti.

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I'd import one from Japan, if it didn't have it (Supposing I had the money of course)...

And it might be a nissan, but that's like saying who'd buy an Acura for $90,000, yet people did (NSX)...
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Old 12-15-2005, 03:52 AM   #14
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i thought acura was SUPPOSED to be a (big) step up in class from honda...

i've never driven a right hand drive car. riden in some, but never driven any. so i cant say i have any desire to choose a right hand drive over a left hand drive.
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i thought acura was SUPPOSED to be a (big) step up in class from honda...

i've never driven a right hand drive car. riden in some, but never driven any. so i cant say i have any desire to choose a right hand drive over a left hand drive.

There might be special schools for it, but I see where you're coming from...that could be dangerous...Acura is a pretty big step up from Honda, but I believe the 2nd most expensive car is a $45,000 MDX...right?
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