I would be the 1st person to credit the merits of another car, the NSX is without doubt a technical and aesthetic marvel. Every car has it's strengths and weaknesses, as does the Skyline.
What really pi55es me off is when reviews are conducted in such a haphazard fashion, logic and factual journalism is replaced by hearsay and gossip! All this talk about rolling roads, gentlemans agreements, no internal work etc. etc.
There are so many instances of guesswork on that article, I often wonder if the reviewer actually drove the cars!
I should become a space journalist. I watched Star Wars a few times so I must be qualified?
Having read the this weeks issue, I think it was a combination of bad editing and sending a boy to do a mans job, the editor paraphrased out of context, the remark on the skylines looks, for instance (which made him the only person I have ever heard who is into cars, dislike the looks of the R34) and someone who didn't really know what they were talking about
I think the first article on the 3 italian supercars was exellent and nothing more than you would expect from an experienced journalist like Steve Sutcliffe, he loved all 3 cars he was testing, acknowledged he couldn't compare them fully as one was still a protetype and came up will exellent conclutions, not biased in any way.
Which was exacly the opposite to what Chris Harris did in the Skyline Vs NSX article, I am the first person to acknowledge that every one is entitled to there opinion, but he went into the drives with pre conceived ideas. Didn't likes it looks, thought it wouldn't be able to handle, then said it was too big not as agile as an NSX, critised the handling on a motorway all of which, I guarantee that every member on this site would disagree with. Then tested the NSX against the 911, I will acknowledge I am biast toward the 911, I do have one, however, to say its a close call between the NSX and the 911, I wouldn't even put them in the same league, I actually disagreed with his original statement of it Trouncing a 348 Ferrari,(which was comming to the end of its life) which is a magical little car, yes the 355 did move it onto a whole different level, but the original NSX isn't fit to lick the boots of the little Ferrari, a fairer comparison would be to a Supra or 300ZX. No offence meant to either one, I used to have the 300ZX and loved it.
but that is the reason Autocar isn't what it was, most of the good journalist have left and replaced by inexperienced people and if I was Steve Sutcliffe, i would be giving evo a call.
well that is my little rant ovr with and of course is IMHO
Cheeky!! Well I have a little advantage thats what I do, bring over cars like the 355 to this country, but when I do it for a client say 355 GTS F1 like mine would be about £60,000 ish and as for the conversion, I haven't had the full quote back yet, but I would expect it to be between 20-30K not including the car, which will be about 35K, so about 60K