March 13, 2011 at 13:12:14 Mar 13, 2011 @ 13:12
if you're going for the TT Supra, compare it to the NISMO 350 and try again. Supra is not going to beat the nismo with it's brembos in the slalom. 1/4", or straight line time difference for both are not significant enough to even matter for track. What matters is how both handle the power/weight ratio
Ok this is a pointless argument with someone not knowing much about cars in general. First off, why would we compare a TT Supra to a NISMO 350. Why don't we compare a "TRD" Supra to a "Nismo 350. But there isn't one, so that wouldn't be an equal comparison.
The Supra is faster on the track than the 350, the 370 will marginally beat it. Same with the nismo 350z.
1/4 mile, and straight line times do matter, and no 350 or 370 stock will be able to beat the Supra.
What do you mean it matters how both cars handle the power to weight ratio? That does not even make sense so I'm not going to bother to respond to it.
In the end, look at the resale value of the Supra and look at the resale value of the Z. There's a reason why Supras still sell for 40,000$ today.
The supra stops 60-0 in 109 ft.
The nismo stops 60-0 in 109 ft.
It's a downgrade. Put simply, the car is going to be what, 15 years old? After replacing worn components, how much are you down? 2JZ may be a bulletproof motor, but it's far from what the VQ is in terms of technology. Anyone with sense will tell you to start with the newer chassis.
It's not a downgrade. Look at the prices of Z's nowadays, you can find piece of shit ones for 6-7k, and good conditioned ones for around 11. I challenge you to find a 6spd supra for under 20,000. You won't be able to, or if you do, it'll be a complete mess.
I own a 45k mile supra, have had to replace nothing. KBB on it is 42,000, more than ANY Z NEW or USED will ever value out at.
Plus, the VQ is a closed deck engine, not designed to handle any sort of forced induction. If you want any hopes of power, you better have a big wallet.