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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    I am amazed the poll is 50-50.
    I'm surprised as well
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    when i thought of it again... i need to change my vote... it is a good sportscar
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    Yeah I don't much about tuning and all that but I wouldn't classify a GTR as a supercar...I think the supercar is something that is very rare and exclusive to certain people...the GTR can be bought by maybe 20-30% of the American population, I believe a true supercar is something that possibly 5-10% of the American population can afford...a GTR definitely performs very well and that can be called supercar performance, but it is definitely not exclusive or hard to attain. GTR is a great car...just not a supercar...
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    Let me say, I agree with your basic premise. That said...

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by hworang00 Click here to enlarge
    ...I think the supercar is something that is very rare and exclusive to certain people...the GTR can be bought by maybe 20-30% of the American population, I believe a true supercar is something that possibly 5-10% of the American population can afford...
    I actually laughed out loud when I read those percentages (no offense). I suspect that you haven't ever researched percentile ranks of income in the U.S. If we're saying that "true" supercars are the very rare exotics (for example, Enzo, MC12, Zonda, Koenigsegg, etc.) - about 0.1% of the U.S. population can afford something like that. Not even the top 1% would likely be able to stretch themselves to own a true exotic supercar. To be in the top 1% you have to earn about $380k per year... which means you'd probably even think twice about buying a brand new GT2RS or 458, much less one of the "true" supercars mentioned in this thread.

    20-30% of the American population can't afford a GTR, either. To classify as breaking into the top 25% of income filers, you have to have made a "whopping" $67k per year of gross income. I'd advise that spending over 100% of your pretax annual income on a vehicle isn't particularly prudent. Realistically, one probably needs to be at least in the top 5% of Americans for personal income (roughly $160k) to consider R35 GTR ownership and not have it be wildly financially irresponsible. IMHO.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by c32AMG-DTM Click here to enlarge
    Let me say, I agree with your basic premise. That said...

    I actually laughed out loud when I read those percentages (no offense). I suspect that you haven't ever researched percentile ranks of income in the U.S. If we're saying that "true" supercars are the very rare exotics (for example, Enzo, MC12, Zonda, Koenigsegg, etc.) - about 0.1% of the U.S. population can afford something like that. Not even the top 1% would likely be able to stretch themselves to own a true exotic supercar. To be in the top 1% you have to earn about $380k per year... which means you'd probably even think twice about buying a brand new GT2RS or 458, much less one of the "true" supercars mentioned in this thread.

    20-30% of the American population can't afford a GTR, either. To classify as breaking into the top 25% of income filers, you have to have made a "whopping" $67k per year of gross income. I'd advise that spending over 100% of your pretax annual income on a vehicle isn't particularly prudent. Realistically, one probably needs to be at least in the top 5% of Americans for personal income (roughly $160k) to consider R35 GTR ownership and not have it be wildly financially irresponsible. IMHO.
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    when i think of gtr i think of the movie fast and furiuos ,i would say the gtr is a awsome car with a lot of potential for speed and would love to have one in my garage to play with.But when you say the word super car, GTR does not come to mind ,things like lambo ferrari bugati zonda .i allways thought a super car is a car that could do 200mph off the show room floor and be stable going down the road at that speed . if your talking about modified cars it opens this up to many cars depending on how big your bank balance is.

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