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Old 09-04-2009, 05:11 PM   #361
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Really? R34 GT-R's were available as front or rear-drive?
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Old 09-04-2009, 09:33 PM   #362
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Really? R34 GT-R's were available as front or rear-drive?
They sure were. I don't know the name of exact option packages though. The killer one was the GT-R. Straight 6, 24 Valve and turbo. Some of the tuner guys have had this one up over 1100 HP.
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Really? R34 GT-R's were available as front or rear-drive?
Not sure about Front Wheel Drive, although in the Tamiya series when we ran the FWD cars they allowed the Skyline R32.

Standard Skylines are Rear Wheel Drive, the R33 and later models had active 4WD where the front wheels only came active if the computer sensed a loss of traction at the rear, while the R32 (which the Aussies nicknamed Godzilla) was constant 4wd.

I only wish I could get hold of the R32 GT-R as that is still my all time favourite car, even though it is now a good 20 years old.
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Old 09-05-2009, 03:00 AM   #364
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There has pretty much always been some sort of real wheel drive version in the Skyline series prior to the Current R35 (Nissan GTR) platform. If you wanted to get technical, HPI's Skyline body is a GTR which is a 4wd car... but it is true that the R34 was offered as a RWD car under the chassis code BNR34

But no FWD models were ever offered under ANY of the previous Skyline models.
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Old 09-05-2009, 03:35 PM   #365
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I'm almost certain the R34 GT-R is available in no other flavor besides AWD, which should have (in my mind) eliminated that body from the approved body list. Nonetheless, not too many seeem interested in running it and with good reason I'm sure. I would love to see a few more of the HPI bodies approved.
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has anybody seen or heard anything about the protoform gianna body that was to be around in july by the wgt rules?
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Old 09-05-2009, 04:03 PM   #367
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Last I heard, it never got made. Long story, dig back several pages.
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Old 09-05-2009, 04:20 PM   #368
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has anybody seen or heard anything about the protoform gianna body that was to be around in july by the wgt rules?
It was only a page back...

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Personally - I love the WGT class! I’d love to somehow be able to forget all this “profit & loss” crap and just dedicate myself to this new class for 6 months - and do a half dozen body styles. The number of cool GT body styles out there is almost limitless – just watch Top Gear. I look forward to doing this new style and many others - however it will still be a few months before the Gianna GT is completed. I’m hoping for an Oct. release so it will be legal for Cleveland’s US Indoor Champs. I hope some of you will like it. But, I already know that there will be some that won’t. Oh well - "Say La Vie".



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Old 09-05-2009, 04:49 PM   #369
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Here's one for you to think on:
Is the Mazda RX8 a GT car or not?

I know it is raced as a GT in America (Rolex Series) but it has 4 (5) doors.
But then the 2 doors on the same side open from the same hole with no centre pillar.
And the true definition of a GT car (going back to the '60's) is to only have ONE OPENING DOOR ON EACH SIDE OF THE CAR, hence the BMW M3 and Nissan Skyline being allowed as GT cars
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Well, I was looking through SCCA Solo class specifications today and the RX8 is in with 4 seater sedans, not 2 seater sports cars. Now I know what you're thinking, of course it is, it's a 4 seater but yet 2+2 style cars (2 seat sports cars that can also be had in a four seat version) have to run with the 2 seaters. So while the car looks like a 2 seater and is designed as essentially a 2+2 style sports car, because it has never been offered in a 2 seat version, it's a sedan. If they ever do make a 2 seat version, I imagine all will be classified a sports car, 2 or 4 seats.

I have no idea if that matters to the GT discussion but I thought I would throw that out there.
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Well, I was looking through SCCA Solo class specifications today and the RX8 is in with 4 seater sedans, not 2 seater sports cars. Now I know what you're thinking, of course it is, it's a 4 seater but yet 2+2 style cars (2 seat sports cars that can also be had in a four seat version) have to run with the 2 seaters. So while the car looks like a 2 seater and is designed as essentially a 2+2 style sports car, because it has never been offered in a 2 seat version, it's a sedan. If they ever do make a 2 seat version, I imagine all will be classified a sports car, 2 or 4 seats.

I have no idea if that matters to the GT discussion but I thought I would through that out there.
A GT car does not mean it is a Sports car.
A Volkswagen Golf is classified as a GT car, hence the GTI model
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Speaking of RCGT bodies...

Dale Epp of protoFORM took time to share his thoughts on the future of the company, his background, and more.

You can check the interview at R/C Evil Empire!

The link is here:

http://rcevilempire.com/2009/09/inte...orms-dale-epp/

He mentions some thoughts on new protoFORM products including RCGT bodies
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Re: the HPI R34...

HPI 'back in the day' did more than one version of the R34. There were two roadgoing versions of the R34 - for advertising purposes one was a yellow body and the other was a blue one. The noses were different, and the blue one was deffo a GTR (it had huge GTR decals on the sides), the yellow one was an R34 25GT, which was RWD.



The PDF says its part number #7427 which is the GTR version:



And of course, there was the JCGT version which was RWD too.



I'd allow all of them, as at speed, all R34's are RWD.
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A GT car does not mean it is a Sports car.
I never said it was. Just talking about SCCA classifications, never mentioned GT anything.
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Not sure about Front Wheel Drive, although in the Tamiya series when we ran the FWD cars they allowed the Skyline R32.

Standard Skylines are Rear Wheel Drive, the R33 and later models had active 4WD where the front wheels only came active if the computer sensed a loss of traction at the rear, while the R32 (which the Aussies nicknamed Godzilla) was constant 4wd.

I only wish I could get hold of the R32 GT-R as that is still my all time favourite car, even though it is now a good 20 years old.
My mistake I mis read. They were rear or awd.
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