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1 hour ago, Gummybr said:

@iRage anything on this? Is this an all new or just a facelift?

 

 

Supposed to be an update to the R35 as a final farewell to the R35....at least that is what the speculators say....what Nissan will do..no one knows...but more than likely the speculators are right. How drastic the updates will be is yet to be seen...everything from a boost in power with the exising engine to mating a Hybrid system seems to be hovering around

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17 hours ago, iRage said:

Supposed to be an update to the R35 as a final farewell to the R35....at least that is what the speculators say....what Nissan will do..no one knows...but more than likely the speculators are right. How drastic the updates will be is yet to be seen...everything from a boost in power with the exising engine to mating a Hybrid system seems to be hovering around

Ok I was just having a look, seems like they have three versions, one which is more GT then a Sports version Track Edition and the Performance NISMO.

Other than that they dont have a translation running so dont have much details. Found the English version, so only 100 will be built and offered through a lottery for two weeks.

Few colours from the heritage models are bought back. 

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12 minutes ago, Gummybr said:

Ok I was just having a look, seems like they have three versions, one which is more GT then a Sports version Track Edition and the Performance NISMO.

Other than that they dont have a translation running so dont have much details. Found the English version, so only 100 will be built and offered through a lottery for two weeks.

Few colours from the heritage models are bought back. 

https://japanesenostalgiccar.com/nissan-gtr-r35-t-spec-millennium-jade-midnight-purple/#more-86857

Pictures and more details

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Yeah....bit of a bore again...a bit tired of getting hopes up with Nissan...

100 units sold by lottery.nLottery applications run from 15th to the 29th and luckier prospective buyers will be notified within the the first few weeks of October...


T-Spec (TMSpec, i.e. Trend/Traction master)  makes some optional and NISMO parts and spec standard and revives the Millenium Jade and Midnight Purple colours (I don't think the colors look good onthe R35 as it did on the R34 and the R33). Oh...and a special gold coloured paint for the T-Spec intake paint tidbits...
The best thing about the reveal was listening to stories of designing and building the R33 and R34.Apparently the midnight purples of the R34 were limited because of supply limitations of the paint. The colors are difficult to apply on the current car because the micron levels need ot be adjusted depending on the panel and with standard run of the mill new-eco freindly painting methods that becomes very costly.

 

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Only Nissan can hash out the heart strings like this...17 years gives one good practice

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and also on Japanese automotive news for the day....Toyota launched the JDM Corolla Cross...it..uhh...has a different nose and fancier lights than the global market model. uhh....oh..I beleive its a Thai import to Japan....
Uhh...yeah....
really is a boring time in Japan...

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In other GTR news, the aging Zilla is to be axed in Aus..   

"Australian Design Rules (ADRs) for side impact collisions mean the Nissan GT-R can’t be imported to Australia from October 31, 2021."

https://www.carexpert.com.au/car-news/nissan-gt-r-godzillas-reign-ending-in-australia

 

 

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2 hours ago, MrCat said:

In other GTR news, the aging Zilla is to be axed in Aus..   

"Australian Design Rules (ADRs) for side impact collisions mean the Nissan GT-R can’t be imported to Australia from October 31, 2021."

https://www.carexpert.com.au/car-news/nissan-gt-r-godzillas-reign-ending-in-australia

 

 

Damn, so even Lexus is feeling it, wonder how many of those Chinese and Indian vehicles available in Australia will have to go out of the market. Am sure the GTR and the Lexus models are much safer than those

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18 hours ago, Gummybr said:

Ok I was just having a look, seems like they have three versions, one which is more GT then a Sports version Track Edition and the Performance NISMO.

Uhh...not really what they said....they showed an image that showed the ethos of the GT-R. The variants that refer to the GT of the GT-R, being a grand touring. Then track spec variants which are NISMO variants...and then those right in the middle which are Grond Tourers with the a Racing feel to it. This is what has been the ideology of the GT-R since the beginning (which was also an issue they pointed out with people taking the GT variants of R34s, R33s etc and converting it in to GT-R look a likes but now they cannot do so).

What was announced and new was just the T-Spec variant which will be available for the GT flavored premium grade GT-Rs and the Racing spirit GT-Rs. The standard models of the Grand Tourer variants and Race spirit variants and NISMO variants remain as it is (although the order books might be closed due to production capacity).

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12 hours ago, Gummybr said:

Damn, so even Lexus is feeling it, wonder how many of those Chinese and Indian vehicles available in Australia will have to go out of the market. Am sure the GTR and the Lexus models are much safer than those

Yeah...Lexus announced the pull out late last year (I thin the IS and RC), but then I doubt Lexus will feel the difference because they haven't been that successful with the models down-under. At the time the thought was that they pulled out the models until the next gen variants which will meet these compliancy requirements.

As for Indian and Chinese vehicles..no idea. Don't know how it works in Australia, but in Japan and some other countries there are stupid loopholes. For example, a kei car has less requirements than that of a standard car or a high-performance car, so if one manages to classify ones model as something that is not through some non-sensicle measurement, then it might pass safety standards whilst its competitor does not.

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  • 2 weeks later...

The Subaru variant of the Toyota-Subaru joint BEV crossover.... in either guise it just looks like a funked up RAV4 and has Toyota written all over the design (or is that just me ?)
Teaser video & Pic 1 : Subaru Soltera

Pic2 : Toyota Bz

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1 hour ago, iRage said:

Teaser images of the new Type R

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Looks better than the previous gen type R for sure. But that spoiler looks like an afterthought, unless its an active spoiler.

 

Oh and I forgot they want to beat the previous topspeed of the TypeR of 180mph.

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5 hours ago, Gummybr said:

But that spoiler looks like an afterthought, unless its an active spoiler.

That doesn't seem to look like an active spoiler if you zoom in to it. 
But those types of spoiler arms do seem to be the more sought after options (even ultra expensive spoon spoilers etc have the same mounting arm). I beleive the reasoning is that the light weight and thinner arms create less drag enabling better design of the wing itself. Also, it allows for cheaper engineering of making it move (be active as you suggested)

So who knows...they could be using such an arm just for that...

It could be that the arms are carbon

It could be that it actually is active although not visible

It could be that since this is just a test mule they are flaunting they still have not designed a proper wing (or atleast mounting arms).

 

 

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^^^ Funny how the noise get`s muted with the last two generations..  :D maybe because they were in higher gears :D  Nah not really, emissions controls FTW..!  :D 

That induction noise in second though..   🤩

 

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