Daily Podcast Lieberman Edition: We Went Over Time. Again.

Justin Berkowitz
by Justin Berkowitz

Sometimes, when we podcast, we just have too much fun. Jonny and I were yammering about the Nissan GT-R, Porsche’s PDK transmission, and of course Toyota’s ass-kicking Hilux and Audi’s bizarre plans for the R8 (which I still don’t totally grasp). The result? We ran way over time. Twelve minutes, forty-one seconds. That’s not okay. The mission is ten minute podcasts with perhaps a minute for a grace period. We’ll be sticking to time from now on. As for the video, never underestimate the stupidity of Russian oligarchs and their even stupider children.

WARNING: Podcast contains some profanity, including an f-bomb.

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  • Areitu Areitu on Oct 10, 2008

    I'm glad someone else feels the same way about Florida as I do. Regarding the GTR, I think there's more to it than the original poster is letting on. Maybe he was doing doughnuts all day and the launches broke the camel's back. Maybe I'm a fanboy who can't afford one. I'd love to look at the data log and see what kind of hoonage led to "clunking" Gauloises : In Soviet Russia, attitude change YOU! dolo54 : The R8 by default sends more power to the rear than the front. Slippery surface and enough steering angle would give you just enough to do those doughnuts.

  • Dolo54 Dolo54 on Oct 10, 2008

    You know, maybe Nissan's on to something. GM might see their way out of this financial crisis if they start putting a "Void Warranty" button on their dashboards too.

  • Sajeev Mehta Sajeev Mehta on Oct 10, 2008

    JL knows this just as well as I do, but Subaru of America has been clamping down on WRX owners' warranty claims since day one. Nissan just gets nailed harder because they promoted the hell outa the GT-R and everyone wants to thrash on it, expecting the relability of the GT-R in GT4. Transmissions are always the weak spot on AWD vehicles, especially at this power level. But people normally kill the clutch, not the whole gearbox. It could very well be abuse, and Nissan might be right. We need to go back to the days when (Mopar) race ready cars available at the showroom come with waivers and body-mounted stickers claiming that these vehicles are warranty exempt. Or something like that.

  • Areitu Areitu on Oct 13, 2008

    Has Nissan released their own 0-60 figures? The 3.3 w/LC and 4.0 without LC figures seem to come from insideline.com. The GTR has a multiplate wet clutch, grippy tires, lots of weight, all the stress ends up on the gears, etc etc. Sajeev Mehta : I'm almost sure Mitsu shipped EVOs with weak clutches. Abuse would be obvious, and for the unlucky few, it's a clutch job, not a transfer case replacement.