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View Poll Results: Nissan GT-R
Sub Zero 59 32.60%
Cool 74 40.88%
Uncool 38 20.99%
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Nissan GT-R

This time we have a Japanese vehicle that has to live up to the premise of "an ultimate supercar for anyone, anywhere, at anytime". It's a mechanical and technical masterpiece. But is it also cool?

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only cool. its an amazing car, a technical marvel and quick as ******. its also a handsome brute.







but.......................................... its a Nissan.

cool at best
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Cool, but only just, what Gaz_Gtv said.
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Re: Nissan GT-R

Cool car by all means. But it will be largerly forgotten in 30 years.
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It is one of the cars that forms the absolute pinnacle of what is possible when the best in engineering, technology and performance come together.

That car is so much more than just a standard car with an above average pretty look. It's a sedan that sh*ts on Murcielago's and costs next to nothing. Tune it a bit and it'll sh*t on a McLaren F1.

I doubt it will ever be forgotten.

More like one day in the future all cars will be like that.
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What a great car.

Unfortunately, being a Datsun it can never be cool.
 
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It's way Kool, I'd have one over a... wait for it, wait for it
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A technical tour de force no doubt, but not cool.
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It is one of the cars that forms the absolute pinnacle of what is possible when the best in engineering, technology and performance come together.

That car is so much more than just a standard car with an above average pretty look. It's a sedan that sh*ts on Murcielago's and costs next to nothing. Tune it a bit and it'll sh*t on a McLaren F1.

I doubt it will ever be forgotten.

More like one day in the future all cars will be like that.
Well, it costs around US$70,000.00. That's hardly next to nothing!
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Technically it may be great.....by virtue of the computers......

But what about the organic mass that pushes the pedals and moves the steering wheel?

Hats off to the Japanese for making cars that almost defy the laws of physics, but they seem to have removed the driver input....

as a result i voted uncool
 
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Definitely cool.

Not sub-zero (and not because it's a Nissan): it just lacks that certain something for me. A proper gear lever might be a good place to start though.
 
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It would be sub-zero if it had some soul, but it's awesome tho
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uncool, like most jap-cars. I couldn't bring myself buy one of those over a Porsche 911 or similar even if it is technically superior. It would be like buying a Mondeo over a 159.
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It's a terminator of a car.

It snapped Clarkson's neck
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Sub-Zero. Will single handedly change the future of supercars. Porsche et all will have to rethink their game, because the big nissan is faster, cheaper, and more useable than any other 'super' out there.

Bigfoot, sorry, you're wrong. People will look back on the GT-R as a milestone in engineering and motoring design.

It's very, very nearly perfect
 
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It's very, very nearly perfect
except it has a Nissan badge on the front
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Check the interior shot.

For being Japan's supercar, the interior looks so old skool Japanese still.

Can't believe that it must really be a cultural thing to create an auto interior so boring and devoid of character.

Great car though nevertheless.
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Agreeing with HSTDriver, isn't like the E-Type for the Noughties?

All that Exotic Car high performance, but half the price?

Motor Sport March - page 25 'Nismo are building a GT-R for the new GT1 rules that come into force in 2010'
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I'm an Alfa man through and through, but this car is just too cool... everything in it is perfect from the electronic gauges, twin turbo v6, rims, dual clutch transmission, price tag, i mean, never thought i would say this about any japanese car, but this is better bang for buck than anything Ferrari, Maserati, TVR, Aston, Porsche, Mercedes, or any other sports car manufacturers have on offer + it's whipped the 997 911 turbo's time around the Nurburgring....(7 minutes 38 Seconds)

+ it's the only car that's given Jeremy Clarkson a Stiff Neck... on Top Gear...

All Skylines from the R32, R33, R34 and now this one are plain and simple wicked machines.. the only regret for me is that they dropped the howling RB25DET and RB26DETT motors.... in my opinion the probably the best straight 6 motors ever made...

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VR38 it is indeed......

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I'm mildly shocked to find me and HST in agreement over a car on the cool wall!

Sub zero.

Partly because it has a Nissan badge! This thing is so supremely well made and so massively competent that it gets cooler and cooler the closer it gets to a supercar. And you know you could use it every single day, shopping, commuting, motorways and trackdays - how cool is that?

It is an absolute performance bargain. Not that I can afford it!

The interior isn't stunning but that's not the point.

And I also disagree that it will be forgotten. Like all special cars of their time it will be a future classic.

Sub zero. No doubt about it.


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Just doesnt do it for me - rather spend the money on a used Ferrari

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Taped up at the Festival of Speed in 2007?

The straight six went as the layout and the turbos got in the way of the steering for LHD.

New V6 means that they can make it in LHD and RHD
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The straight six went as the layout and the turbos got in the way of the steering for LHD.

New V6 means that they can make it in LHD and RHD
Never thought of that actually, very valid point, cos here in Dubai, the guys convert them to LHD then use Maxima Dashboards inside, apparently exact fit, however, they end up with all sorts of steering problems... now that you mentioned it... it all makes sense..

Still like the noise of the straight six better though...

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A bit like the Ultima GTR, it's amazingly fast but the chicks wouldn't dig it. I can see the merits of all the gizmos, gadgets and Gran Turismo gamer infocentre, it's all well and good having g-force-o-mometers and elevnty million readouts and dials but that doesn't do anything for style, luxury and coolness. Kristin Scott Thomas wouldn't give a rats behind how many G's she's pulling in the passenger seat on her way back from being wined and dined.

I bet all the mobile phone'esque flashy graphics would look super mega cool if you were 7. I'm a 7 year old boy inside and love all that kind of stuff but it wouldn't make me cool to bring my latest Nurbugring printout from an onboard data logger to a dinner party. An amazing achievement of technology and engineering but just not that cool I'm afraid.
 
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