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Old 12-22-2008, 11:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Difference between "Touring" and "Grand Touring"?

Looking for a touring model. What's the difference between these 2? And yes I searched the posts but don't see anything.

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Old 12-22-2008, 11:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Difference between "Touring" and "Grand Touring"?

I think the main difference is the word "grand"
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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off the top of my head... I think in 06 or 07 they stopped calling it Touring and instead started calling it Grand Touring. Not sure what the difference, if any, in options are.

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Old 12-23-2008, 12:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Seems like from what I see that maybe the GT has the navigation as standard and the others don't?
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Old 12-23-2008, 12:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The Grand Touring model also added features from the track model: Brembo brakes chief among them.
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Old 12-23-2008, 12:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The grand touring is what used to be the Track model. In addition to the brembos, it also has the 18/19" Rays forged wheels, front chin spoiler, underbody diffusers and rear spoiler
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Old 12-23-2008, 02:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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ssawa Wrote:
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> The grand touring is what used to be the Track
> model. In addition to the brembos, it also has
> the 18/19" Rays forged wheels, front chin spoiler,
> underbody diffusers and rear spoiler


Your absolutely correct!
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Actually, the Grand Touring option is a cross between the touring and track models. The BOSE stereo and leather power seats were never in the track models, which were more Spartan in appointments.
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dkmura Wrote:
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> Actually, the Grand Touring option is a cross
> between the touring and track models. The BOSE
> stereo and leather power seats were never in the
> track models, which were more Spartan in
> appointments.


I agree. Basically the Grand Touring is a Touring model with the wheels, tires, brakes and aero enhancements from the Track model. If Nissan had built the car from the inception of the 350Z I would have purchased a GT rather than a Touring model. Since Nissan didn't I created my own GT by adding Nismo wheels, Stoptech brakes and some areo enchancements. LOL!
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Yes, it's a Touring model with the Track model components added in.
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