I feel sorry for all you Americans in the supposed land of the free. Damn your import regulations suck..and all because the local car companies don't want to lose out. I live in New Zealand and the GT-R Skyline like many of Japan's performance cars were never sold new in New Zealand but we can still import them and run them with whatever modifications we want. I can get a R32 GT-R for around $30k, R33 GT-R for around $45k, and the R34 is still pretty sort after so it costs about $100k...but that NZ dollars which is worth about half the US so those prices can be divided in half. Now you can't tell me the price of the Skyline is high (only in America). As for power and what goes on in Japan.... http://babelfish.altavista.com/urltrurl?lp=ja_en&url=http%3A%2F%2F www.amkread.co.jp%2FPages%2FEvent01%2F01DBRankTop.html Have a look though those results of the street drag battles, lots of 9sec GT-Rs in there.