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    Im not really familiar with American sports cars, the only knowledge I have with them is I play a lot of gran turismo. The game claims the dynamics and car specs are accurate when it comes to performance and handling. Pero pansin ko parang mas matulin ang japanese cars at mas maganda ang handling compared to US machines. (pwedeng dahil japanese gumawa ng GT kaya pinaganda??) Pero pag binasa mo naman ang credentials ng mga jap sports cars malupit din ang specs. US sports cars naman ganun din mga V8 nila at V10 ang lalaki ng makina. How do they match up in the real world ba? Diba mga kano they think their mustangs and vettes are in a different league with the skylines and supras?

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    try the Ford GT. iwan ang mga Japanese super cars

    but my all-time favorite drive is my black R34.

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    In terms of track performance, the Japanese GTs like the Skyline and Supra aren't exactly as fast as the top American car, the 400 hp Corvette. Against other 300+ hp Americans, it's close.

    The only Japanese car that consistently kills other sports cars with more power is the NSX.

    Note that due to the Japanese "Gentleman's Agreement", they state maximum horsepower as 276 hp. Which is bull. The last Skyline had around 330-340hp, the Supra had 320+.

    Ang pagbalik ng comeback...

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    Im a fan of Skylines, with the technology it carries. But it's a fact that it's a huge, heavy lump of mass. Let's see what the next generation R35 can do.

    Nowadays, Japanese manufacturers should try competing against C6 Corvettes and Ford GTs because those American vehicles are really good.

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    niky... the current Corvette Z06 pumps out around 500hp.

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    I read the history of the skyline. It stated that sometime before it was banned in international races because it was virtually unbeatable.

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    oliver, tama ka dun. the fact is, the engine of the skyline can be tuned through ECU to deliver a staggering 1000hp- yes of course there are mechanical modifications too. but most of the power are harnessed by the on-board computer.

    as for the american muscles, iba ang approach nila. americans always believe that everything that's big is synonymous to power and beauty. not necessarily though. but american muscle cars are a serious bunch especially from standstill to 60 mph. to an american, its all that matters. also read in the magazine that with all those power, their suspension was quite floaty as compared to the minimalist approach of the japanese counterparts. another thing is americans love big 'guns', that is why perhaps the engines of americans were V8 or V10 with monstrous displacements of 5 to 7 liters displacements delivering 500hp against V6 3.5 liter displacement, capable of producing power almost match to the aforementioned american engines- at times with tuning and modification it can surpass the rating with minimal changes in weight.

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    They're more on torque so to speak.

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    yep. kaya nga 'muscle' e. while japanese boxes are more on sprinting and handling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oliver1013 View Post
    How do they match up in the real world ba? Diba mga kano they think their mustangs and vettes are in a different league with the skylines and supras?
    Mustangs are also in a different Categoty from the Corvette. In general(in the real world) American muscle cars are more affordable(and simpler)... a 300hp Mustang GT costs $25K.
    The all-new 500hp Shelby GT500 starts at $40K, a 400hp C6 Corvette starts at around $45K...

    The newest Corvette you can get at GT4 is the previous gen C5 Corvette Z06 with a 375hp engine, this one handles well.
    Other nice American muscle cars in GT4? The 2005 Ford Mustang GT(just put sports or SR exhaust and racing chip) to boost the power from the stock 300hp to just over 320hp... Another nice American car to race, the SVT Cobra R Mustang(this one is only available at Used car showroom 2).
    If you want something more exotic, get a Salleen, Ford GT or the Corvette based Callaway.
    Last edited by AG4; October 30th, 2006 at 11:00 PM.

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