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    MotorTrend Test: 2009 AMS Performance Nissan GT-R Alpha 9

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    that is a good consideration in the end with the numbers i must say. damn i would love one of those. $#@! has so much potential
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
    that is a good consideration in the end with the numbers i must say. damn i would love one of those. $#@! has so much potential
    Potential is undeniable, I'm starting to really like it as well. Damn the GTR... amazing numbers.

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    I want it more and more everyday.
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    Great review and nice find - thanks for sharing Sticky.

    You know, it seems that not many tuners actually submit vehicles for testing (and get coverage) by major automotive publications. Kudos to AMS for getting Motor Trend to do a piece on the Alpha 9 GTR. Helluva machine, that one.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by c32AMG-DTM Click here to enlarge
    You know, it seems that not many tuners actually submit vehicles for testing (and get coverage) by major automotive publications. Kudos to AMS for getting Motor Trend to do a piece on the Alpha 9 GTR. Helluva machine, that one.
    It's actually difficult to get into the mags. It takes some good connections as the exposure is incredible. That is how Hennessey made his name, many try, but few can get them tested.

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    god damn i love the gtr but you know what impressed me the most in that entire thing? that the veyron stops shorter!! and some people will say its overrated LOL

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by MSIZZLE Click here to enlarge
    god damn i love the gtr but you know what impressed me the most in that entire thing? that the veyron stops shorter!! and some people will say its overrated LOL
    It is overrated Click here to enlarge

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    that's just amazing... one day!
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    Test was on pump 93. Imagine race gas.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LuckyEff Click here to enlarge
    Test was on pump 93. Imagine race gas.
    True, good point. Clearly it can do much more than that.

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    I would still rather have a R34, but no doubt the newest GTR is a beast! I'd always be worrying about that damn dual clutch gearbox exploding though..... they should of at least offered a manual on the normal versions.....

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SlicktopTTZ Click here to enlarge
    I would still rather have a R34, but no doubt the newest GTR is a beast! I'd always be worrying about that damn dual clutch gearbox exploding though..... they should of at least offered a manual on the normal versions.....
    If the car was manual it wouldn't put up the numbers it does.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    If the car was manual it wouldn't put up the numbers it does.
    Ok, that is like telling me the stock m3 manual would lose vs the stock m3 DCT, assuming they are both driven correctly. Come on Sticky, I understand this! (Captain Obvious moment)

    ? I didn't say anything about numbers. Yeah, it would be very slightly slower, I still think they should of offered a manual, for people that like to mod and don't have $20,000 for when the tranny explodes. The engine's strength stock far exceeds the stock transmission's strength.

    Also, the fact that they are already making 1000WHP+ wouldn't change.

    Sticky, you really hate this car don't you?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SlicktopTTZ Click here to enlarge
    Ok, that is like telling me the stock m3 manual would lose vs the stock m3 DCT, assuming they are both driven correctly. Come on Sticky, I understand this! (Captain Obvious moment)
    I know you do, just pointing out how important the DCT is for the GTR to hit its figures.

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SlicktopTTZ Click here to enlarge
    I didn't say anything about numbers. Yeah, it would be very slightly slower, I still think they should of offered a manual, for people that like to mod and don't have $20,000 for when the tranny explodes. The engine's strength stock far exceeds the stock transmission's strength.
    I don't disagree with you, I think we should ultimately have the choice.

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SlicktopTTZ Click here to enlarge
    Sticky, you really hate this car don't you?
    Not at all, I probably should have bought one.

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    Damn that thing sounds so badass! The GT-R really grew on me a lot.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by folgrz Click here to enlarge
    Damn that thing sounds so badass! The GT-R really grew on me a lot.
    Me too... me too.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Not at all, I probably should have bought one.
    You are getting smarter.
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    The tranny is fine with 700whp. the eff you wanna do with more than that? Well then gotta pay to play.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LuckyEff Click here to enlarge
    The tranny is fine with 700whp. the eff you wanna do with more than that? Well then gotta pay to play.
    Are you sure about that? I remember seeing an early video of a 600whp one using launch control at the strip. Blew up (literally) on the 10th or 11th run I believe.

    I understand I have to pay to play, but I don't have to pay for that platform...... and I would be more willing to if it had a manual. The 4th gen Supras and 2nd gen 300zx's have manuals that are just a clutch upgrade away from holding 1000+WHP without breaking, and can be used over and over again back to back.

    Plus I don't want to have to roll out and then WOT all the time with DCT, I like more control over my launches.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SlicktopTTZ Click here to enlarge
    Are you sure about that? I remember seeing an early video of a 600whp one using launch control at the strip. Blew up (literally) on the 10th or 11th run I believe.

    I understand I have to pay to play, but I don't have to pay for that platform...... and I would be more willing to if it had a manual. The 4th gen Supras and 2nd gen 300zx's have manuals that are just a clutch upgrade away from holding 1000+WHP without breaking, and can be used over and over again back to back.

    Plus I don't want to have to roll out and then WOT all the time with DCT, I like more control over my launches.
    I wouldn't say it is fine with 700 whp, not like you can sit there and launch it repeatedly at that power level.

    I see what you are saying though, a manual is far simpler and removes the trans issues.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SlicktopTTZ Click here to enlarge
    Are you sure about that? I remember seeing an early video of a 600whp one using launch control at the strip. Blew up (literally) on the 10th or 11th run I believe.

    I understand I have to pay to play, but I don't have to pay for that platform...... and I would be more willing to if it had a manual. The 4th gen Supras and 2nd gen 300zx's have manuals that are just a clutch upgrade away from holding 1000+WHP without breaking, and can be used over and over again back to back.

    Plus I don't want to have to roll out and then WOT all the time with DCT, I like more control over my launches.
    That car had around 700wtq and he had llaunched a total of over 150 times according to him most of them on a dragstrip. I have no knowledge of gearboxes withstading that much torque and 4000lb of weight for 150+ launches. Some went sooner. It has to be taken care of. You just cant launch without noticing temps. Plus RWD had less stress and anymore just spinds its wheels. AWD dont have that choice. Could it be stronger? yes why the hell not? could the engine be more stronger? why the hell not.

    The thing is we have come to a point even automakers are saving penny on performance cars.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LuckyEff Click here to enlarge
    The thing is we have come to a point even automakers are saving penny on performance cars.
    That is true, they are just building them to survive the warranty period and stretching maintenance intervals out as far as possible.

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