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There is a new article in Uk CAR magazine out this week, March issue where the 8 is pitched against 350Z.
The pics are of a Silver LHD car which looks great. I don't have the ability to attach the whole article. The Summary says:
"Next time someone of your acquaintance criticises the Japanese car industry for unoriginality, ask the politely who before Mazda came up with the idea of a rotary-engined sports coupe with suicide rear doors and genuine room for four. And then ask them,
if originality is such a great idea, why one should pay 25% more for an Audi TT compared with the bigger, faster and alltogether hornier Nissan 350Z.
The Japanese sports car revolution has started. If you haven't already, it's time to join the queue."
SUMS IT ALL UP FOR ME!
Here's a badly scanned pic of the silver, Cheers, Oilman
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The tires are the same shitty ones as the 350Z. Hopefully they re-think that one before it comes out. Also, they are going by Feel. A good handler can make it feel soft when you are really pulling more G's than something that feels fast but isn't really performing as well. Just my 2Ę.
It's obvious this reviewer doesn't know ****. Not only that, but as his nationality would suggest, he's pretentious as hell. This article was clearly concerned with style over substance as evidenced in the ridiculous comment that the Z looked svelte compared to the 8. It's a 300 pound difference, give your head a shake!
Originally posted by SA22C It's obvious this reviewer doesn't know ****. Not only that, but as his nationality would suggest, he's pretentious as hell. This article was clearly concerned with style over substance as evidenced in the ridiculous comment that the Z looked svelte compared to the 8. It's a 300 pound difference, give your head a shake!
I think he was giving his head a shake while he was writing that review.
uhhh, check your specs and get back to me buddy. You are barking at the wrong donkey there.
Perhaps I'm wrong, but the way I read the article, I took him to mean that the styling of the 8 made it look like a fat chick in a tight dress. I don't think he was actually trying to say that the RX-8 weighed more than the Z... he was just commenting on the way the car looks. Not that I agree with him, but I think that's what he was trying to say.
But the thing I found really interesting was a couple of comments about torque:
About the RX-8 Good low-down torque becomes a strong (if less than exponential) top end...
About the 350Z The Nissan's 287bhp 3.5-litre V6 engine lacks much in the way of low-down torque, and tall gearing makes the motor work hard for serious progress.
I think this is great. Somebody actually judged the car based on feel and didn't let the torque "on paper" prejudice his observation. Hopefully the buying public will be just as objective when evaluating the RX-8.
remember the other reviewer that said it was stretched tight like a wet tshirt? same thing. although i think i like the wet t-shirt better:D as much rear soace as the 330 which is what i have been saying since i started on the board. and he says that both cars are exceptional but different and hence shouldn't be compared. which is what many of us have been saying all along, except maybe herc and droidekaus :p thats a joke fellas not an invite to another flaming session
frankly i dont care what this retarder reviewer has to say, the 8 looks better, is lighter, has a higher redline( its roatry what do u expect), and once done up with all the gear, i'd bet my girlfriend ittl be a better chick magnet.
besised the good looks, the 8 has only slight power disadvantage, and a huge wieght advantage, even if it "Rolls" who cares, its not even properly lowered and OBVIOUSLY wont reflect its true ability,
i just reread this interview at the local barnes and noble last night. this guy is a hack and i don't think he has a clue. what was with the washing machine sound comment/ i hope my washing is never going around at 9000 rpms
Saw it also. Sounds like a Maytag/GE appliance critic instead of a true performance car enthusiast. He should stick to practical utility stroller and diaper-bag hauling vehicles like SUV's and "mommie-vans". :D
"Aw bloody 'ell, Nigel, what in blazes is a bleedin' Rotary Engine, anyway? I say, jolly good, it does bleedin' well sound a bit like the mumsy's old worshing machine, now, doesn't it? And wot? A four door sport's car??? That can't be. It must be a saloon... " :D