Yeah I like it a lot. I get the feeling there are going to be more like this. Lets face it, when little companies can build a Zonda and think about making a profit the supercar must be back. That's the reason the new Skyline has dissappointed me so much. The R34 was almost there and some of the mods guys on this board have made show it can be just as good as the new MG. Admittedly they would most likely have to crank the engine up a bit but I don't think anyone would complain about having a 500bhp, tunable V8 monster in their car
I agree, I think that before any modification to the skyline design is made the effect on it's handling must be examined.
The only reason I made the comment about the engine was that I think to compete on the "marketing" front nowadays 2.6 litre straight six is a bit small. If you did a basic "man on the street" analysis I get the feeling people would think that a 2.6 TT kicking out 500BHP when compared to a 5.0 V8 with 500BHP would be stretched to the limit. Most cars are, regardless of any benefit, running high power 3.0+ V6 or V8s. I think it may be the US market that causes it as we all know a big engine is all you need in a sports car
Definately, when people ask you what size the RB26 is they are absolutely gobsmacked when you say 26 = 2.6 litres. I have taken a fair few people out and thay all expect a big v6 or v8 under the bonnet.
it'd be interesting to see a v8 transplant into a skyline and see what the 4wd handles like.
when is someone with too much money going to bolt 2 RB's together for a nice 5.2 litre V 12, that would be interesting !!