Walt P. has been with ZCarGarage for many years and we have enjoyed building an incredible Z32TT (soon to be featured) with him and helped modify his 2012 GT-R. Walt is a bit different from your average R35 owner…he drives the living daylights out of his Skyline. In his first year of ownership Walt put more than 15k miles on the car and when he’s not terrorizing the backroads of the Santa Cruz Mountains he’s running hard on the track.
ZCG performed a full track-day preparation on the GT-R so Walt could focus on driving at Laguna Seca. Here’s an in-car view that gives you not only a feel for the power but also an appreciation of how much speed a GT-R can achieve on corner exits:
Thank you Walt for sharing and letting us be a part of your love for fast Nissans and sharp driving!
If you are a Nissan fan like me you might be just a little annoyed with the success of the new Scion/Subaru sportscars. Nissan should have been the automaker to bring back the pure sportscar, reminiscent of its own 240z: light, RWD, affordable and ultimately fun to drive. Word on the street is that Nissan wants “its segment” back and may possibly release a small sportscar bearing the 240sx name.
Check out more speculation over at GtChannel.
This is both exciting and troubling news…how will Nissan pull it off? Can a cheaper, youthful and more entertaining sportscar be added to a lineup that already includes the 370z? Will a 240sx make 370z sales even more dismal? What existing platform and drivetrains would the 240sx use or does Nissan have the money and guts to start from scratch like the FR/BR?
Vortech had an incredible presence at the 2012 SEMA show in Las Vegas. They have great coverage of the display and supercharged cars on their blog at VortechSuperchargers.com. In addition to modern and vintage cars sporting Vortech blowers our very own Chris B. and his stunning G35 were spotted at the show:
Look for a full story of our Vortech install and other goodies on Chris’ G on ZCarblog soon, and big thanks to Vortech for the shout-out!