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Could the emphasis on not speeding be causing more crashes?
From the article;
"Against the backdrop of a 7.6 per cent increase in the national road toll so far this year, new research published last month indicates that Australia’s strict speed enforcement may actually be increasing – rather than reducing – the risk of car crashes."
Very interesting. What do you think?
2008 Nissan V36 Skyline 370GT Type S Coupe / Infiniti G37S
- 2008 Nissan V36 Skyline 370GT Type S Coupe / Infiniti G37S
- Black body
- Push start button
-- Black leather and cloth interior
- Sports package
- Tiptronic paddle shift with automatic rev blip when downshifting
- Akebono big brake package - -pot front, 2-pot rear
- 20 inch genuine Work wheels from Japan, with good tread
- Lowered with RS*R springs sits perfectly at a nice lowered height and handles perfecttly, with no compromise to comfort
- Roughly 140xxx kms.
- Certificate and papers included
- Smart Key FOB with proximity sensor for unlocking the car door youre closest to without having to actually use the key
- multi-function steering wheel - volume, phone functions, etc.
- push start button
- electric seats
- electric windows
- Central locking
- dual zone air conditioning / heating
- Disc Stacker sound system, with CD/DVD, SD card and also a built in Hard Drive which rips cds to it as you feed them in
- Color touch screen display with music box hard drive for your music library, gracenote, cd and track details, service and maintenance reminders, Fuel economy details, bluetooth phone connection and more.
- Dual cameras - reversing cam with steering assist, passenger side wing mirror - cam - very helpful when parking and squeezing through gaps, etc.
- Active Front Lighting System (AFS)
When driving at night, AFS uses driving speed and steering wheel direction to adjust the headlights left or right in the direction of travel to provide better illumination of the road ahead.
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Subaru Technica International (STI) has teamed up with UK-based Prodrive to create a special new WRX STI racer to tackle the legendary Isle of Man TT course. More famous for its success on rally stages around the world, the Subaru WRX STI of late has been the weapon of choice to chase the lap record around the Isle of Man time trial circuit. Behind the wheel of the new WRX racer will be British rally champion Mark Higgins, who already holds the current lap record for a car, which he set in 2014 with a US-market WRX STI, in 19 minutes and 15 seconds.
Higgins set the current record in a largely stock 2015 model-year WRX STI, with the only modifications limited to safety features such as an FIA-spec roll cage and a harness-equipped racing seat, along with modified springs and dampers. The 2014 record bettered Higgins previous record of 19 minutes and 56 seconds that he set in 2011 with a 2010-model WRX STI. Now in 2016, the new Prodrive WRX STI is a rekindling of Subarus relationship with British motorsport company Prodrive, who collaborated with the Japanese manufacturer for nearly 20 years in the World Rally Championship (WRC), winning three drivers and manufacturers titles.
The 2016 WRX STI racer has had a few nips and tucks over the base car, with a significant aero package, stripped out interior and a roll cage, clearly stating its go-fast intentions. It is unknown whether any tweaks have been made to the engine that, in standard Australian spec, produces 221kW of power and 407Nm of torque (UK models list the same outputs). The Isle of Man time-trial event takes place on a 59.54km (37 mile) course, almost three times longer than the Nurburgring race track. The demanding course is a public road for most of the year, and with no official speed limits enforced on the Isle of Man outside built-up areas, practicing for the event is exercised all year round.
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New South Wales Police has unveiled the latest edition to its crime-fighting squad: the V8-powered Lexus RC F. The Japanese high-performance coupe has been provided on loan to NSW Police by Lexus Australia as part of a campaign aimed at promoting safer roads and increasing community engagement. Unlike the Mercedes-AMG GLE63 that was loaned to Victoria Police as a bonafide highway patrol vehicle - a rare arrangement - the the RC F will be confined to promotional duties for the duration of its stay. Among the RC Fs duties will be appearances at motorsport events, including this past weekends Bathurst Six Hour, where it was used as a race control vehicle to open and close the circuit.
Based in Wollongong, the RC F will primarily service NSWs southern region, getting maximum exposure in roadside campaigns and will travel as far west as Goulburn. Inspector Jim Fryday of the NSW Police's Southern Region says the RC F will be a useful tool in the fight to create safer NSW roads. "The RC F will be a major help in our efforts to engage with the public at major gatherings around the state. "There will be further opportunities at motorsport events to communicate our message to race fans while showing off the RC F in a very appropriate setting, Fryday said.
Under the RC Fs bonnet lies a 5.0-litre V8 engine pumping out 351kW of power and 530Nm of torque, coupled with an eight-speed Sports Program Direct Shift automatic transmission sending power to the rear wheels. On the power front, the RC F trumps highway patrol mainstays in the Commodore SS-V and the Ford FG Falcon XR6 Turbo, which produce 304kW/570Nm and 270kW/533Nm, respectively. Lexus Australia chief executive, Peter McGregor, says the manufacturer is happy to assist NSW Police in a project they think the public will enjoy" It gives us great pleasure to provide the NSW Police with a stunning RC F coupe to assist them with their important task of promoting safety on our roads - a critical issue for all road users as we enter the Easter Period and colder months of the year," Mcgregor said.
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To celebrate the launch of an updated Nissan GT-R at the 2016 New York auto show, the company dedicated its stage in the Big Apple to its one true supercar, with one model from every generation on display.
1969 C10 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R
The original GT-R branded Skyline sports car, the 2000GT-R featured bolt-on rear-wheel arch flares, and aggressive spoilers at the front and rear.Under the bonnet there's a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated straight-six developing 118kW at 7000rpm and 177Nm at 5600rpm. That was enough to enable the 1120kg rear-wheel drive coupe to cover the standing 400m in 16.1 seconds and hit a top speed of 200km/h.
1973 C110 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R
For the next-generation 2000GT-R, the coupe once again employed 2.0-litre straight-six S20 engine. Maximum power and torque outputs were unchanged, but the motor had to lug around an extra 20 kilograms of weight.While it may have been a smidge slower, stopping power was improved by the use of disc brakes on all four wheels. The C110 is the rarest of all GT-R generations, as production was stopped after just 200 units because of stricter emissions regulations in Japan.
1989 R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R
After a 16 year hiatus, the GT-R badge was dusted off for the eighth-generation Skyline. Motivation came via a 2.6-litre twin-turbocharged straight-six engine with 353Nm of torque at 4400rpm. In accordance with a gentleman's agreement amongst Japanese manufacturers, the GT-R is said to have only 206kW at 6800rpm.To ensure that not a single Newton metre is wasted, the R32 GT-R featured an advanced electronically-controlled four-wheel drive system with front-to-rear active torque splitting capability, dubbed ATTESA E-TS.Made for racing, the R32 Skyline GT-R holds the honour of never losing a race in the All Japan Championships. Oh, and it also won the 1991 and 1992 Bathurst 1000 races, much the chagrin of Ford and Holden fans who Jim Richards famously decried as a "pack of a&!holes". The controversy surrounding its victory at Bathurst, and dominance of the Australian Touring Car Championship, lead to the GT-R being effectively frozen out via rule changes.Australia was one of the few overseas markets to officially sell the R32 Skyline GT-R, with just 100 imported.
1995 R33 Nissan Skyline GT-R
The R33 Skyline was a markedly larger vehicle, and the GT-R's weight jumped from 1430kg in the R32 to 1540kg in the R33. Despite that the 2.6-litre turbo straight-six featured supposedly unchanged power output. The porkier GT-R did have a fraction more torque 368Nm to play with.There was an optional, even more advanced high-tech all-wheel drive system, known as ATTESTA E-TS Pro, which incorporated an active limited-slip differential for the rear wheels.
1999 R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R
Like corresponding Skyline, GT-R shrank a little bit for this generation. Although weight was up slightly to 1560kg, Nissan paid significant attention to the coupe's body stiffness and aerodynamics.The R34 was the last GT-R to be directly based on the Skyline and the last to feature the RB26DETT 2.6-litre twin-turbo straight-six. Power was still officially capped at 206kW, while torque was upped slightly to 392Nm at 4400rpm.Finished in silica brass paint, the limited edition M-spec Nur model seen here features a retuned engine with gold head covers, as well as softer suspension with "ripple control" shock absorbers.
2017 R35 Nissan GT-R faceliftLaunched in 2007, the new GT-R is the first to be made in left-hand drive and officially sold throughout most of the world. Although distantly related to the Skyline, it features a unique body, drivetrain and life cycle.For the 2016 New York auto show, the GT-R received a lightly refreshed exterior look, a few extra spuds under the bonnet, suspension tweaks, and, most importantly, a redesigned and much higher quality interior. Read our full run-down of the 2017 Nissan GT-R facelift.
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