Drivesolo wrote: SKY888 wrote:
then there's two of us!
It's nice to know other people in this forum also have the "need for speed!"
350z are bad ass!
Once you go RWD, you'll never go back to the FWD "sports cars"
I used to go to car events every week-end, until my wife had our first baby last Dec 7, 2013.
Then things changed ASAP. I started to think on how to save money right away! lol
That's why I traded in my 2012 Honda accord. And at the Nissan dealership, there was this Nissan GTr. My wife stated "I can see you driving that car, but not the Nissan Leaf!" She knows my passion on engines........and up to now she can't believe that I drive the nissan leaf on a daily basis.
I actually told her that I was also surprised that driving the Nissan Leaf, I still get the looks from people, and get conversations from interested folks.
Your car rocks dude!
Sub 11 second car? Do you do have sponsorship?
I totally hear ya about RWD. I've owned over a dozen vehicles over the years and all of them w/ the exception of the Leaf and a B13 Sentra autoX/track missile car have been RWD. My first car was RWD and it ruined me, even most AWD cars feel less than adequate unless it's got enough power to make the understeer an acceptable trade-off. The sensation of understeer when a car is at the limit is practically vomit inducing to me. I've always felt that biggest mistake Nissan made w/ the Leaf was not the initial poor advertising, or the over stating the range, or the lack of battery thermal management. It was not making the Leaf RWD. So much potential missed.
Ahhh... the almighty GT-R,... a RWD car in AWD clothing. Before the first kid that was something I was aiming for, but turned into a dream, now w/ a 2nd kid it's now an impossibility. Yeah, you can probably tell I have this affinity for Nissans. Why? Cuz over the past 2 decades they've made a lot of RWD cars.
I was a honda/Acura tuner before, and just drag races all the time. But the FWD even if you put drag slicks/etc, is really sucky compared to AWD or RWD.
Plus when my interest also expanded to AutoX and HPDE races, I really love using my RWD.
when my Saturn Sky only had the GT3582r, it was around 400whp conservatively. It was running high 12s at the quarter mile. But I was only able to run on two seperate occassions...and I was booted out by the officials at New England Dragway since I don't have a roll cage. For a regular car, you can just wear a helmet and you'll be fine running 12s at the track. But for a convertible like the Saturn Sky, if you run faster than 13.49s, you need to have a roll-cage for safety reasons. New England dragway has strict policies......that's why I never really got the chance to better my time....since they're not allowing my car to run again until I have a roll-cage.
so with this 800whp build, I'm hoping I'll run 10s all day at the strip with a roll-cage. The car will still be street legal. It will still have AC, power steering, and all the luxuries of a regular car
the plan is.....due to its "compound turbo set-up".....it will be an ultimate race car, and can run at the drag strip, do autoX, and also road race.......