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A while back, but thought I'd share this:

When I was stationed in Japan, a friend of mine wanted to take me out for a traditional Japanese dinner. I took the train to her house and she was going to drive from there. Her car was in the shop and she explained that we would have to take her brother's car that was parked out back. The problem was, she couldn't drive a manual in a Kimono and asked if I could drive. "Sure".

We walk out back and there's a Skyline GTR sitting there. It wasn't just a Skyline, but it turned out that her brother worked for Nissan Racing and the car was his project. Totally built up. I don't know enough about Japanese cars to know exactly what he was running and I actually didn't know enough about the Skyline at the time to fully appreciate it. (On base, military guys would buy and sell older skylines for a couple of thousand)

I will say that it was a blast to drive. I only got it up to about 240 kph because it's hard to find open space to fly and I wanted to respect that it wasn't my car. I can't say that I've ever driven a better sports car.
 

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My dream car
 

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It looked similar to the black one above (without stickers). I just remember a few switches inside that she told me not to touch - I'm guessing NOS - as one was an arming switch. There were also 5 pt harness and roll cage. She said it was twin turbo.

The turbo in Japan is much different sound than here. It sounds like a hoover vacuum over there.

At the time, I was into American Muscle cars so I really knew nothing about imports. I had a 9 second, 68 Camero back home that my brother and I had built. Although the power was about the same, it was a completely different feel. The camero felt like it could fly and the skyline felt like it was glued to the ground.
 

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SETI20 said:
I hate you now. Just wanted to share. :wink:
I second that! :twisted:
Color me green!
 

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I drove a 2002 911 Twin Turbo AWD W/ X50 pack last Sunday. I dunno how that compares. :wink: It was awesome. What is even cooler, is it is my good friend's, and he is a mod junkie almost as bad as myself. He already has boxes of parts for it to have installed. He is now selling his modded 03 Cobra to buy more mods for the Porsche. I love having him as a friend.
 
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