For me, “future” being maybe 2010.. maybe then I’ll be able to afford a 2+ year old 2008 Skyline GT-R.. hahah.. with a rumored price of $70,000, I dont think I’ll be in line to buy one when they’re released at the end of 2007. Rumors say it’ll come equipped with a highly tuned” V6 (surely based on the VQ35) with twin-turbos, making somewhere in the neighborhood of 450 horsepower. As long as the stock block can handle at least 700hp with some minor tuning, I think it should be good. For comparison, DSport’s 1996 Skyline GT-R could handle 850hp (to the wheels, even) on the stock RB26 with like 60,000 miles. With the way cars are increasing horsepower every year, 450hp in 2008 isnt going to be THAT much.. it’ll be nothing to scoff at, but still.. I’d be hard-pressed to call it a supercar.. I mean, come on.. if you can’t smoke a 2006 Corvette, what good is it? 😆
Click here for more pictures of the 2008 Skyline GT-R at the 2005 Tokyo Auto Show. This prototype unveiled on Wednesday 10/19/05 in Tokyo represents “85%” of what will eventually be the mass production model. I’d take it as is.