Your first thought when seeing this thread title was probably something like "LOL! no comparison" You might want to think again.. the platforms are virtually identicle except for 160hp difference. 3 liter V6, twin turbos, AWD same weight, even same skid pad numbers!
The VR4 is widly criticized on forums as being a
"whale" and virtually too heavy to compete as a real sports
car in stock form. They also admittedly call it a "grand touring" car
more then anything. HOWEVER.. It weights less then "Godzilla" GTR
that is considered one of the best supercars made..!?
Also the power numbers on our cars are a little strange.. Supposedly we have 320HP however the GTR with ONLY 160 hp more can go 0-60 in 3.8 seconds compared to our 5.5. However the most disturbing is 1/4th mile times. The GTR runs the 1/4th in just 12 seconds @ 118mph compared to our 14 seconds @ 102mph.
What im getting at is how can just 160hp drop 2 seconds off the quartermile time!?
Why do people call our cars grand touring due to the weight when the GTR is a "supercar" running a very similar platform that weights more.
So according to the data if we do a small turbo upgrade and get another 160 hp theoretically we will be just as fast as a newer GTR! From grand touring to Godzilla. Hard to believe..
Last edited by ExcessiveBoost; 12-22-2012 at 10:02 AM.
Different gear ratio and have you ever driven a car thats the same weight plus 160 more hp? thats a BIG difference. Plus the gtr has a 3.5 so down low it has more power as well, put a 3.5 with 15g's in our car and no one will think its slow.
For being a supercar the gtr isn't really all that much. Like the op says, our cars can come close to the speeds of gtrs with a turbo upgrade. To be able to keep up with a gtr by only upgrading turbos is pretty cool. Especially for the price of the gtr .
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I'm sure the gtr can put down like 500awhp on stock turbos lol. Sure 9bs wont get you there. the gtr is just so much better in so many ways imo . And besides the fact the you have a 11 sec car right of the box were as a 3s stock is what high 13s with a good driver so make that 14s. Oh and the 0 to 60 mph is no comparison.
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