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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-28-2006, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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it's going to be on par with what Ferrari is doing, i can lay money on that. the engineers at Nissan are fully aware of the millisecond-level shifting of F1 style transmissions. this is crucial to implement to maintain dominance over Porsche; it will at least be a variant. the GTR is an exotic. so expect exotic-car level mechanicals. this may include:

--MR/active suspension a la Ferrari and Corvette,
--variable geo/electronic assist turbos a la Porsche, but with virtually zero-lag --beyond which Porsche claims for it's 997tt,
--bonded sectional super-light monocoque via Lotus,
--eAWD, via independent electronic motor drivers per wheel in front
--optional non-shifting variable transmission with 6 or 7 speed manual option; or fully manual paddle with automatic "mode."
--superHICAS variant
--V8tt

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i know its not as popular as paddle but i would like to see a sequential up/down shifter rather than paddle
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i would have to agree with you.

don't mistake my broadcasting of possible "evidence" for paddle shift to be one and the same as "desire" for it. i'm personally turned off by paddle. but it may be entirely due to my lack of exposure and use of it.

give me my manual shifting GTR, please. in gunmetal grey.


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you guys have to keep in mine that the possibility of paddle shifting will be with 7 sequential tranny, not 6. My guess would be that a 6MT will be a base (if they even offer one) and 7 seq tranny will be like an upgraded version. the auto version would have the same gearing, if not shorter.

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i agree w/you and have made nearly the very same statements in prior posts. yet i believe, as in the case of the 599 Ferrari the sequential 6 or 7 speed gearbox will have an automatic mode. the seq and man will be within the same tranny; with --yes-- the traditional 6spd fully manual available as a base model.

i fully believe the GTR will have model variants. and this means tranny options.

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i agree w/you and have made nearly the very same statements in prior posts. yet i believe, as in the case of the 599 Ferrari the sequential 6 or 7 speed gearbox will have an automatic mode. the seq and man will be within the same tranny; with --yes-- the traditional 6spd fully manual available as a base model.

i fully believe the GTR will have model variants. and this means tranny options.

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would you take the 7SMG over the 6MT if it really was an option.


to be 100% honest im not sure as of right now but i would do
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If the GTR is a sequential trans. it will definitely be a 7-speed seq. Sadly however, if I dont have a clutch then it makes me feel like im driving something with the training wheels on.

Like Bonzelite said, "give me my manual shifting GTR, please. in gunmetal grey."
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would you take the 7SMG over the 6MT if it really was an option.
to be 100% honest im not sure as of right now but i would do
hell fuck no.

as i said, give me my 6speed manual. like in the case of the Audi RS4. it's available ONLY in 6speed manual (and N/A V8) --there is no other option. that would be excellent if Nissan did that, too. fuck Ferrari. i'm only speculating about the paddle shift manu/auto combo thing. i hope to dear god it isn't true.

the GTR "should" remain:

TT
manual ONLY
AWD
AWS

V6 or V8 i'd take either. regardless, the GTR needs to remain powerful and raw and true to that heritage. it is not a pussy Infiniti.

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Both are good in my book lol.
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