500 Horsepower Nissan Skyline GT-R to Make Speed World Challenge Debut


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tyndago
05-02-2005, 01:14 PM
You guys should think about entering it in the Silver State Classic....It's the world's fastest road race. Web Site (www.silverstateclassic.com)


If you know Silver State - then you know Big Red. They were doing a 0-200-0 run - actually this weekend. The thought crossed my mind.

I have run in the Big Bend race in Texas in a Typhoon. Open Road Racing is some very different stuff.

This R34 is not really setup for this type of racing. It would be fun, but put a lot of mileage on the motor.

thecackster
05-02-2005, 02:39 PM
I see...The silver state is the weekend of may friday 13 and then in sept. sometime. I live in ely, thats why i knew about the silverstate classic...but i have heard of "big red" kind of like a challenge to the silverstate

igor@af
05-05-2005, 02:26 PM
We have issued a new press release, please visit: http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t404679.html

igor@af
05-12-2005, 12:43 PM
The car will be appearing center stage at SEMA IAS in Atlantic City on May 21st. We're doing a roll call for people that will be attending here: http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=407315

We're going to see if we will get an opportunity to allow the AF members to get in the driver's seat of the GT-R for photographs at the show.

PSYCHORACING
05-14-2005, 10:48 AM
Is there a reason you cant race it yet? I mean c'mon, the series started 3 weeks ago, and i didnt see no Skyline. i guess your not going to run the full season like you said.

igor@af
05-14-2005, 11:04 AM
Did you read the press release?
As it states, the car will debut in World Challenge in '06.

PSYCHORACING
05-14-2005, 11:11 AM
The world challenge or the GT class? I dont think your legal for the world challenge class, you have to have less than 275 HP.

tyndago
05-14-2005, 11:30 AM
Is there a reason you cant race it yet? I mean c'mon, the series started 3 weeks ago, and i didnt see no Skyline. i guess your not going to run the full season like you said.

The series actually started in Sebring March 16th, 2005.

The car needs to be approved to race in the series. There are some changes that needed to be done to the car to run in the series We also wanted to give Igor a year to work on driver development.

From the start we planned on running the car in the 2006 season.

On that note though, the Automotive Forums R34 will be out at SEMA IAS in New Jersey next weekend. May 20th - industry and May 21st and May 22nd for the public.

tyndago
05-14-2005, 11:32 AM
The world challenge or the GT class? I dont think your legal for the world challenge class, you have to have less than 275 HP.


The R34 GT-R will be in the GT class. The GT class cars are around 500 hp.

PSYCHORACING
05-14-2005, 06:19 PM
Last year our viper had a little over 600HP. But come tot hink of it, our car was on the heavy side, so this car may actually be faster, cause afterall, HP doesnt really mean anything. If you need help when your in portland let me know, ill be there with the miata pro series.

DarkEternal
05-18-2005, 07:18 PM
A GTR!!! i think i just messed myself... :naughty:

T6Y5
06-03-2005, 05:30 PM
Hey Igor, What a sick ride!

Uhh.. I was just wondering and all.. where were you born? Because Igor isnt really an American name.

#98
06-22-2005, 03:44 AM
Just checking in. Congrats on the race wins. Keep it up man. Try to keep your ear to the ground for sponsorship and get in everyone's ear at the track, shows, etc. about sponsorship. Unfortunately in today's world it is harder to fund yourself than to win...

proudfordowner
07-25-2005, 09:56 AM
ya hope they win agian, hope? ha they will win thats a hot skyline

dam

Jaguar D-Type
08-29-2005, 12:09 AM
It will be interesting to see how this GT-R competes next year with Viper Competition Coupes, Corvette C6s, 911s, and what not.

Also, some were wondering about the Volvo S60 R. Michael Galati drove an S60 R to its best finish ever of 5th at Portland.

http://www.speedarena.com/gallery/albums//Sportscar/Speed%20GT/2005/08%20Portland/007.jpg

Brian R.
10-01-2005, 10:57 PM
How about an update on the Skyline's progress and recent results?

CaptainBennett
10-03-2005, 10:40 AM
ya hope they win agian, hope? ha they will win thats a hot skyline

dam

Yeah, that's pretty hot!

tyndago
10-03-2005, 10:44 AM
We have been working hard on preparing the car for the 2006 World Challenge Season. We have done several test days with the R34N1 and we are happy with the way it preformed.

The car has had several updates and changes to bring it to World Challenge Spec . If you are in the industry and make it out to the SEMA show in Las Vegas, look for the car there. The Automotiveforums.com R34N1 will be competeing in Modified Magazines Time Attack, and Super Street Magazines Time Attack.

The first World Challenge race for us will be at Sebring, Florida in March 2006.

CaptainBennett
10-03-2005, 10:53 AM
We have been working hard on preparing the car for the 2006 World Challenge Season. We have done several test days with the R34N1 and we are happy with the way it preformed.

The car has had several updates and changes to bring it to World Challenge Spec . If you are in the industry and make it out to the SEMA show in Las Vegas, look for the car there. The Automotiveforums.com R34N1 will be competeing in Modified Magazines Time Attack, and Super Street Magazines Time Attack.

The first World Challenge race for us will be at Sebring, Florida in March 2006.


Good luck, I wish I could go...especially since I have family in Vegas now.

Layla's Keeper
10-03-2005, 04:13 PM
I look forward to seeing you fellows at either Burke Lakefront or Mid-Ohio in 2006.

I will say this though, I do not envy Igor for having to hustle that damnable Nissan through Madness.

Brian R.
10-03-2005, 05:19 PM
Good luck to you all.

amusegt1
10-12-2005, 01:37 PM
one big thing to ask.........wat will happen if the gt-r gets in a big crash? and it cannot be repaired. will you guys try to get a new skyline? or just go with another car?

Layla's Keeper
10-12-2005, 06:05 PM
Crashes where the car is a write-off are rare in Speed World Challenge, honestly.

The best example would probably be the now-retired Realtime/Comptech Acura NSX. That car, the 3rd Acura NSX off the line, weathered 5 full seasons of SWC GT racing, even with bumping, banging, and a few crashes. In fact, Petey Cunningham often boasted that the car had the oldest right rear fender in Speed World Challenge competition.

The car will probably require some bodywork eventually, the engine will have to be freshened regularly, and lord knows SWC cars can be abusive on their suspensions and brakes because of the mixed surfaces the cars run on and the demanding circuits they compete on.

However, it's a little early, and a lot paranoid, to think of the car being a write-off in a crash. I'd be more concerned with the limited development abilities of the Automotive Forums team as compared to giants like Pratt & Miller (Caddy CTS-V's), 3R Racing (Viper Competition Coupes), or Farnbacher (Porsche 911GT3).

tyndago
10-15-2005, 09:57 PM
one big thing to ask.........wat will happen if the gt-r gets in a big crash? and it cannot be repaired. will you guys try to get a new skyline? or just go with another car?


We have thought of many different possibilities and scenarios. A big crash is one thing we have thought about. We are fully prepared for a big crash.

merritr
10-18-2005, 03:18 AM
We have thought of many different possibilities and scenarios. A big crash is one thing we have thought about. We are fully prepared for a big crash.

We are also fully prepared for other things...
When do the poles get in?

tyndago
10-20-2005, 11:12 PM
We are also fully prepared for other things...
When do the poles get in?

Dont give away any secrets here newbie. What only one post ?

Help support Automotive Forums......

05' Cobra Mustang
01-13-2006, 12:42 PM
guarented cobra with 650hp will win

Layla's Keeper
01-13-2006, 12:50 PM
At the moment, there are no 2005+ Mustangs committed to the 2006 Speed World Challenge GT season that have been formally announced. The foremost Ford campaigning team - Hollfelder's Tiger Racing - will only run a limited 2006 campaign with their SN95 Mustang.

2006 is going to be another year of Corvette/Viper/Porsche wars UNLESS Cadillac returns with the CTS-V. However, it's been hinted that after their 2005 Championship run, the cars have been shelved.

tyndago
01-13-2006, 01:39 PM
guarented cobra with 650hp will win

The Corvettes, Vipers , and Caddys make about that unrestricted.

Lou Gillottis Vette has run deep in the 10's @ 140 mph in the quarter. Do the math... its making a bit of power.

The cars are restricted and weight added to equalize the series.

46SM
01-31-2006, 12:21 PM
2006 is going to be another year of Corvette/Viper/Porsche wars UNLESS Cadillac returns with the CTS-V. However, it's been hinted that after their 2005 Championship run, the cars have been shelved.
Hinted by who? According to the Speed WC reserved number list, they have four cars entered for 2006 (including #1 since they are the defending GT champs). I'm guessing they will have three regulars like last year, and the fourth will be for guest drivers to gather points as necessary...

http://www.world-challenge.com/2006/entrylist-gt.html

Hope the Skyline is ready for a long season of mid-pack toiling ;) Your team will learn a TON this year, so enjoy it and don't let the results get you down in your first season. It takes around 3+ years to be a contender in WC, even for the big factory backed teams.

tyndago
01-31-2006, 02:44 PM
http://www.world-challenge.com/2006/entrylist-gt.html

Hope the Skyline is ready for a long season of mid-pack toiling ;) Your team will learn a TON this year, so enjoy it and don't let the results get you down in your first season. It takes around 3+ years to be a contender in WC, even for the big factory backed teams.

We are all realists. We are going to show up, race, and have fun doing it.

We are going to gain exposure for the website, and we are going to be running a unique car.

FunnyGirl5
11-07-2008, 10:12 AM
anyone know how many horsepower the new GTR are running stock? otherwise, awesome R34, wish I had one!!!!!

SkylineUSA
10-02-2009, 04:32 AM
On-Demand Hydrogen system? What is that for? I take it that this is a R33 GTST? What engine management are you using?

mhilez
10-02-2009, 09:28 AM
congrats and more power.i wish all the luck.

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