RE: Nissan GT-R GT3 offered as road-legal GT23

RE: Nissan GT-R GT3 offered as road-legal GT23

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MX-6

5,168 posts

178 months

Thursday 8th April
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leef44 said:
Far Cough said:
"Hi there , I`d like an insurance quote please ..............."

"Sure sir , no problem. Is the car standard or modified ?"

Ermmmmm.............
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Ha, could be an interesting conversation for something like this!

Although saying that, I've a policy for a modified classic with just about every mod you care to name and it's about £170 a year (garaged, limited mileage, full comp). It's not a road legal GT3 car though unfortunately...

EDLT

15,299 posts

171 months

Thursday 8th April
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130R said:
I guess you could run this on touristenfahrten. Otherwise I have no idea why anyone would want to make a GT3 car road legal
Are there track days that ban racing cars? Someone could buy a road legal GT3 car then brag about being the fastest when all the "competition" had were old BMWs and Caterhams.

LeroyLoser

217 posts

3 months

Thursday 8th April
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Makes the GT black series look a bargain (and stylish)

TheJimi

19,751 posts

208 months

Thursday 8th April
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If I'm spending that kind of money on a fast Nissan, I'd be looking for an R34 Z Tune yes

(although, I suspect I'll need more than £600k!)



Edited by TheJimi on Thursday 8th April 16:04

PhantomPH

3,753 posts

190 months

Thursday 8th April
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Talksteer said:
Correct me if I'm wrong, but that new Evo kit is the 'SF-90'-style front end and looks VERY good for it!

Pretty sure that with all the monty you save, you could pop that along to Lanzante and have them make it road legal if you really insisted on being able to drive it on the road to your trackday.

Sandpit Steve

2,845 posts

39 months

Friday 9th April
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big_rob_sydney said:
I wonder what kind of formula car you could buy for that money?
A dozen or so F3 cars. Or half a dozen and lots of tyres and spares!

I know that the ludicrously expensive track toy is more about the networking opportunities for those who buy them, but with a budget in the high six figures I’d definitely buy a few formula cars, rent a track and some support staff, and invite some friends round for fun.

Adrian W

11,830 posts

193 months

Friday 9th April
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If they are serious it is a very limited market, maybe to go with the other 50 exotic cars a Saudi Prince has in his collection, or maybe its just a marketing stunt to flog other bits and pieces

wolfie28

307 posts

109 months

Friday 9th April
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Adrian W said:
If they are serious it is a very limited market, maybe to go with the other 50 exotic cars a Saudi Prince has in his collection, or maybe its just a marketing stunt to flog other bits and pieces
Very much this. I love the GTR but probably would not buy this if I had the money. A trip to Litchfields with a standard car and a pocket full of cash for mods would do me.

Otispunkmeyer

11,028 posts

120 months

Friday 9th April
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paul13 said:
Agree with OP, whilst I can appreciate the workmanship and hours developing the car, if I had £720K to spend on a road car (and I don't), then this wouldn't be it.
If I had FU money, I'd have bought this already.

biggbn

9,841 posts

185 months

Friday 9th April
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lestiq said:
biggbn said:
Strange argument. You can't use almost any performance cars full potential in Brktain with our outdated roads and speed limit. I'm in for this, but then a lottery win would see me with a selection of GTRs with this one sitting at the top....
Yeah, I was just thinking the same. Nearly all performance cars nowadays are too fast to be fully enjoyed on the road, some are even too loud to be allowed on track which must be incredibly frustrating. But that's not the point is it, we are mostly a bunch of lunatic petrolheads who don't really conform to sensible and that's who this car is aimed at. How many people are more interested in what's under the skin than what's on the badge in a car these days? For me any road car built by championship winning race team will always be a very special thing, sign me up.
beer just installed it at number 1 in my lottery shopping list, with a Nismo for day to day duties...

MDL111

5,401 posts

142 months

Friday 9th April
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EDLT said:
130R said:
I guess you could run this on touristenfahrten. Otherwise I have no idea why anyone would want to make a GT3 car road legal
Are there track days that ban racing cars? Someone could buy a road legal GT3 car then brag about being the fastest when all the "competition" had were old BMWs and Caterhams.
Some do and the advantage of it being road registered is insurance - you can drive it in the road car group on road tyres with valid insurance if you crash. I wouldn’t mind giving up some ultimate tyre performance in exchange for a financial safety blanket from time to time - for example when it is cold or wet. And if I want to run slicks, I can always trailer the car just like a race car.
Having said all that, while I do like this, at the new price you really have to like GTRs. I would probably just buy a Senna or buy a 458 GT3 or a Broadley T76 and live with it being not road legal plus a few road cars for the same money

biggbn

9,841 posts

185 months

Friday 9th April
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Am I reading this right, they have shaved almost 400kg from the car? 400KG!! That must be like a different car to drive, and with rwd only. I adore this thing in concept and execution.

FerrariGuy007

87 posts

59 months

Saturday 10th April
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You can buy that big wing and attached it to your old GT-R. Great savings!

swisstoni

10,806 posts

244 months

Saturday 10th April
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I’ll hold out for the convertible.

biggbn

9,841 posts

185 months

Saturday 10th April
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FerrariGuy007 said:
You can buy that big wing and attached it to your old GT-R. Great savings!
Yean because that would be exactly the same thing then, wouldn't it...

PhantomPH

3,753 posts

190 months

Saturday 10th April
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biggbn said:
FerrariGuy007 said:
You can buy that big wing and attached it to your old GT-R. Great savings!
Yean because that would be exactly the same thing then, wouldn't it...
I'm sure he was deadly serious with that comment. "Sense of humour, aisle 3...."

epom

7,765 posts

126 months

Saturday 10th April
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swisstoni said:
I’ll hold out for the convertible.
smile

biggbn

9,841 posts

185 months

Saturday 10th April
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PhantomPH said:
biggbn said:
FerrariGuy007 said:
You can buy that big wing and attached it to your old GT-R. Great savings!
Yean because that would be exactly the same thing then, wouldn't it...
I'm sure he was deadly serious with that comment. "Sense of humour, aisle 3...."
Of course he wasn't serious, but it was a $hit 'joke' wasn't it? I'll call the doctors and ask for a sense of humour transplant so I can 'get' this sophisticated new humour. I wonder if this was a similarly engineered Porsche or Ferrari if the same comments would be made

PhantomPH

3,753 posts

190 months

Saturday 10th April
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biggbn said:
PhantomPH said:
biggbn said:
FerrariGuy007 said:
You can buy that big wing and attached it to your old GT-R. Great savings!
Yean because that would be exactly the same thing then, wouldn't it...
I'm sure he was deadly serious with that comment. "Sense of humour, aisle 3...."
Of course he wasn't serious, but it was a $hit 'joke' wasn't it? I'll call the doctors and ask for a sense of humour transplant so I can 'get' this sophisticated new humour. I wonder if this was a similarly engineered Porsche or Ferrari if the same comments would be made
I hardly laughed at it, but I'm not the one who felt the need to comment. What were you hoping to achieve? Educate the poster regarding their lack of 'sophistication'? Prevent them from ever daring to try and make a funny comment ever again? Or where you just being a dick for no reason?

ETA: Not calling you a dick - merely asking if that was what you were hoping to achieve. :thumbsup:

Edited by PhantomPH on Saturday 10th April 16:24

Harrypop

2,031 posts

87 months

Saturday 10th April
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Maccmike8 said:
A slightly less aerod version would appeal to me more.

When BMW did the 320si, that engine sat lower and further back but was wholly more discreet.

Then again, anybody spending that kinda of money on this, doesnt want discreet?
Is that strictly true though? It had a carbon cam cover which lowered the engines centre of gravity but I've not personally seen anything that has suggested the engine itself was repositioned.