You can not compare the gtir with any other road car of today in terms of handling and the way the car feels in terms of inspiring you to give it loads of right foot action.
My old track car (the 1st wide arch one) i had this flat out and managed almost 180mph on the clock which in reality allowing for clock discrepancies of around 10-15% would have been just shy of 160mph but it felt like 260mph> when you compare to a modern day car
For example my GTR can effortlessly can sit at a genuine 180mph (or 212mph flat out if you wish) with no alarming issues or dramas, it feels planted & stable, not like its going to rip apart at any given moment
The design was not built for anything really above 120mph even back then their were far more aerodynamic cars about which were designed for high speed (300zx for one) the gti-r was designed for rallying and the like and certainly not for high speed stability. That in a nutshell is what it boils down to..........
Trying to defy the laws of physics.........and no matter what you do you simply cannot make a house brick aerodynamic so in turn you get the forces of nature literally battering the car from all sides which makes it feel like it will literally shake apart at anything over 120mph.
The nearest thing ive ever driven which can give you the same fear but excitement at the same time is my TVR, that's not because its not aerodynamic but because it was built by some herbert in a Blackpool factory using parts from whatever they could find at the time (such as a washing machine drum to motor belt) was found to be same size as alternator spacing, so they thought they would use that.
Another is the wiper motor which was derived from an old skool mini which never worked properly on a mini at 50mph in the rain so how the hell could they expect it to work on a 160-180mph sports car
But the overall factor remains the same with both these cars and the key word is 'EXCITING' maybe not in a good way but none the less, you go for a blat in something like this and when you arrive you thank your lucky stars your still alive and all limbs are functioning as they should.
They are Brutal, Raw with shed loads of Power and you simply cant beat the feeling that gives when you take things to the edge! which is far better than sex lol
Fuelling & misfire issue needs to be sorted Dan 'now everything else has been done' so date should still be good with me but will confirm Monday fella!