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Old 19th February 2011, 08:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 19th February 2011, 08:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 19th February 2011, 09:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Lambo vs GT-R

I am due to change my LP560-4 in March and after reading all the tests and data on the GT-R I am very impressed.
A couple of things do worry me though.Are the staggering acceleration figures just down to the launch control and low gearing but on say a B road would my Lambo walk all over it due to its lighter weight,mid engine and extra power.
Do you get what you pay for or is the GT-R really that good.
If money wasn't a problem which would you choose between the two?
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Old 19th February 2011, 09:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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On a 'B' road i think your Lambo might struggle with the GT-R.....

You can get 3.5 sec 60mph times without using the LC....its is that good!
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I am due to change my LP560-4 in March and after reading all the tests and data on the GT-R I am very impressed.
A couple of things do worry me though.Are the staggering acceleration figures just down to the launch control and low gearing but on say a B road would my Lambo walk all over it due to its lighter weight,mid engine and extra power.
Do you get what you pay for or is the GT-R really that good.
If money wasn't a problem which would you choose between the two?
As a Marque, the Lamborghini is always gonna win over a Nissan & if they were the same price I'd take an LP560-4 over my GT-R & I'd be amazed if anyone thought differently, however it's the price difference that gives the win to the GT-R. I'd not be happy living with Lamborghini running costs given the much lower price of R8 services etc. but that's life I guess.

What I can tell you though is that the Lamborghini would struggle to match the GT-R until you were well over 150mph & by that time it likely too late to catch it up.

I've not yet launched mine using Launch Control, only regular bury the pedal launches but I data logged a 3.12sec 0-60 with a normal launch & the only mods so far are a custom tune & Milltek "Y" pipe, so the figures speak for themselves.

However if you'd like to swap then I'm up for it
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Thanks for the replies.
How have you found the GT-R on reliability with the various stages of tune.
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Old 19th February 2011, 09:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I've only had the Custom Tune on for a couple of days, but it's ****in awesome. The tune is well within the cars tolerance so no reason I'd need to worry. Got a Titan full zorst going on next week & at that point I know I'll be totally satisfied

With the tune it's actually nicer to drive under normal load as well as providing the extra performance
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Speaking personally I think the real difference is the technical achievement that the GTR is, this may not mean much to some people but to me that fact that a company can build a car of such technical brilliance that only requires 500bhp give or take to match and often beat cars such as the aforementioned lambo is the real appeal, it's a technical master piece unparalleled in my opinion. No offense to the lambo but it has done little to move the Supercar game on, also if your in that Money bracket already treat yourself to a GTR, you can drive it for a year and sell it and still be quids in on the depreciation you'll see on a lambo or pretty much anything else in that bracket.
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Has anyone run 600+ hp for say 20,000 miles without problems.
This is the tune I would run if I bought one.
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I am due to change my LP560-4 in March and after reading all the tests and data on the GT-R I am very impressed.
A couple of things do worry me though.Are the staggering acceleration figures just down to the launch control and low gearing but on say a B road would my Lambo walk all over it due to its lighter weight,mid engine and extra power.
Do you get what you pay for or is the GT-R really that good.
If money wasn't a problem which would you choose between the two?
I know it isnt quite the same car (but its very close relative), but I got a go in an 08 Gallardo recently down the runway at Bruntingthorpe. I had always put the Gallardo on somewhat of a Pedestal thinking that one day I would advance to one.

I was very underwhelmed! Disappointed even. (This was the car I have idolised for so long!!). My GTR felt more solid at speed, more 'glued down' to the road and more urgent. (I also got a slightly higher top speed on that day). I felt that the interior fit and finish of the Gallardo was significantly below that of my GT-R. (well, to be honest, I felt the interior quality of it was bloody awful!)

I didnt expect to come away thinking that. If they were priced the same, I would pick the GT-R. But you still cant shake the fact that one is a Lambo and one a Datsun.

All that said, the LP560-4 may be a considerably more refined product.

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I know it isnt quite the same car (but its very close relative), but I got a go in an 08 Gallardo recently down the runway at Bruntingthorpe. I had always put the Gallardo on somewhat of a Pedestal thinking that one day I would advance to one.

I was very underwhelmed! Disappointed even. (This was the car I have idolised for so long!!). My GTR felt more solid at speed, more 'glued down' to the road and more urgent. (I also got a slightly higher top speed on that day). I felt that the interior fit and finish of the Gallardo was significantly below that of my GT-R. (well, to be honest, I felt the interior quality of it was bloody awful!)

I didnt expect to come away thinking that. If they were priced the same, I would pick the GT-R. But you still cant shake the fact that one is a Lambo and one a Datsun.

All that said, the LP560-4 may be a considerably more refined product.

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Was that at VMAX? Missed the last one but hoping to check out my Stage 2 at the next VMAX
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Was that at VMAX? Missed the last one but hoping to check out my Stage 2 at the next VMAX
Yes Vmax. Probably see you there then as I need to see how fast I can go this time round (When you were there last week, mine was the DMG car at Rod's).

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I was taken out in a gallardo a few years ago and thought it was superb! I always find it hard to be objective about a car I can't afford lol! Personally I think you would need to drive a GTR and then you'll know for sure

I love my car to bits it's a fantastic piece of engineering, but it's got soul I can't explain it easily!
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Yes Vmax. Probably see you there then as I need to see how fast I can go this time round (When you were there last week, mine was the DMG car at Rod's).

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Cool, I'm back there on the 28th having a GTC Titan cat-back system & Titan "Y" pipe fitted
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I can definitely agree with most of the above. I recently took a lovely white Lambo Gallardo Spyder for the weekend (club rental) and actually missed my GT-R!

Fundamental difference... The Lambo attracts eyes from the girls whilst the R35 gets attention from the boys...
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I can definitely agree with most of the above. I recently took a lovely white Lambo Gallardo Spyder for the weekend (club rental) and actually missed my GT-R!

Fundamental difference... The Lambo attracts eyes from the girls whilst the R35 gets attention from the boys...
True! women see my car and most love it..then I tell them what it is and the entusiasm drops.
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I think the answer re comparing the performance of the Lambo vs the GTR lie's in this video

YouTube - Britain's best driver's car [Autocar]

If memory serves me right I think the Lambo and GTR are just after half way through the vid.

I believe it was an early GTR that had a limiter but it still manage to beat the lambo across the tight sections by quite some margin. It was only the fact that it was limited to 112 or there abouts that stopped it winning overall. VERY impressive stuff. Lambo does sound gorgeous though!!

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I think the answer re comparing the performance of the Lambo vs the GTR lie's in this video

YouTube - Britain's best driver's car [Autocar]

If memory serves me right I think the Lambo and GTR are just after half way through the vid.

I believe it was an early GTR that had a limiter but it still manage to beat the lambo across the tight sections by quite some margin. It was only the fact that it was limited to 112 or there abouts that stopped it winning overall. VERY impressive stuff. Lambo does sound gorgeous though!!

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that was a good vid to wach
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Has anyone run 600+ hp for say 20,000 miles without problems.
This is the tune I would run if I bought one.
Mine has been at 600 or thereabouts for a year and a half and 10,000 miles and ZERO issues.

I've driven a couple of (early) Gallardos and was underwhelmed to be honest. Love the looks and the noise, but the handling was unpredictable with understeer on some corners and snap oversteer on others, and the acceleration was not in the same league as even a stock GT-R up to 130 at least.

Great sense of occasion, but in every driving aspect, the GT-R is superior.
I am prepared to believe that an LP570-4 Superleggera is a far more thrilling drive though and would happily swap my GT-R for one of those!
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I've owned both (stock R35 and Tubi'd '04 Gallardo).

The GTR is the faster car, more practical, better equipped and far more driveable to and beyond the limit. Far better on track.

However, the Lambo is a Lambo and that means that every drive is special and you'll get a respect you never will in a Nissan.

On most numeric levels the GTR just beats the Lambo, but on subjective and emotional terms the Lambo beats the GTR. The owner of the GTR forum has owned a Gallardo but never an R35 GTR, which is an interesting observation!

If you've owned one though you should try the other, they are both great cars, similar on paper, but very different propositions to own.
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