Their last paragrpah I find strange, it's contridictory and seems like they went out of their way to slam the car:Here's what we no for sure: As of this writing, the new SE-R impresses us on several levels. First, despite the varied suspension calibrations, all the cars we've driven have exhibited impressive grip. Our most recent test car produced a respectable .84g on the skidpad and zipped through the slalom at 67.6mph--exactly as quick as the last Integra Type-R we tested. Second, the new car is quick up any steep, twisty mountain road. So quick, in fact, it bested Acura's RSX in an impromptu run to the top of our favorite local hillclimb. Credit goes to the close gears, big rubber and very necessary helical limited-slip differential for that feat.
They state that it's a sure thing Dr. Korpi won't be buying one (because the SE-R's they tested two months prior to release didn't perform to Nissan's claims), but also say in the very same sentence that they are clueless as to if Nissan will be able to make the SE-R's engine properly perform in the time between when it acctualy goes on sale and from when they tested their pre-production models, and therefore would be something Dr. Korpi would hypotheticly buy.If all goes as planned, the new SE-R will go on sale about the time you read this. We don't know if Nissan will find any power in the SE-R's QR25 powerplant before then, but one thing is for sure: Dr. Korpi won't be buying one
kesi24 said:it only has 141 hp to the wheels WTF how come.. 175 hp becomes 141 hp according to SCC ..IMO nothing will be better than the sr20de...
Chrissy said:You guys still want the Spec V knob even though it's 6 speed? The regular SE-R is 5 speed right? (I honestly forget.) Anyone seen that yet?
Stiletto said:i will say this about the new spec v: it has the capability to go over 200 hp (@ the flywheel), w/ a minimal amount of mods.
yeah I want one too, but I figured with everyone calling rice all the time...PSSSHHHGOESMYSR20 said:Well it's still a cool looking shift knob, I wouldn't mind having one. I would forget about the 6 speed configuration on it unless you need that to help you shift