Hillius Ettinoffe Informative Speech Outline 03/29/2011 TITLE: Godzilla in the streets. INTRODUCTION ATTENTION: 3. 8L Twin-Turbo V6. 530bhp. 0-60mph in 2. 9s. 1/4mi in 11. 2s at 122. 7mph. Top speed around 196mph THESIS STATEMENT: If you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m going to be talking to you about a car – my dream car, the Nissan GTR aka Godzilla. PREVIEW: You’ll hear a little of the GTR’s history, some of its current features, and a few of its accomplishments and accolades.
All of which make this my dream car. CREDIBILITY: In my last speech, I told you a little about my dad. Well one of the things he did was that he taught me how to drive and he did so when I was twelve (12) years old. I think he later regretted that. Since then I have been absolutely in love with cars, particularly fast ones. I know – typical guy right. But so much so that my friends and I would talk about cars and for a lot of them we would use the cars’ model & engine numbers instead of their names.
TRANSITION: Before I get into what the car is today, I want to tell you about the car’s history. BODY: I. First in 1969-77 A. 16 year hiatus i. 1989 GTR as we know it today – twin-turbo 6cyl 4WD – R32 ii. New car nicknamed Godzilla – lasts even to today B. R32 won 29 straight races out of 29 races C. Australian Touring Car Championship 1990-92 iii. Outlawed in 1993 D. R33 was first production car to lap the Germany’s legendary Nurburgring in under 8mins E. Became Nissan’s flagship car iv.
Featured all of Nissan’s advanced technologies including “Advanced Total Traction Engineering System for All-Terrain” 4WD & Super “High Capacity Actively Controlled Suspension” 4WS F. Cost considerably less than its European competitors. G. Never manufactured outside of Japan v. Main markets Hong-Kong, Australia & UK vi. Iconic everywhere, including FnF movies and GT games TRANSITION: Ok, that was some of the car’s past so now let’s talk about some of the GTR’s features that make it my absolute favorite car. II. Feature rich technological marvel H. GPS vii.
Most exciting feature to me viii. Knows when the car is on a track and releases full potential ix. Normally locked at 112mph I. 4WD x. Capable of insane launches off the line xi. Switches to 2WD when parking. xii. Capable of 1. 12G turn – not many cars can do that J. Launch Control xiii. Locks the engine at 3000-3500 rpm on a hard launch xiv. Saves transmission – preserves warranty xv. Ultimate launch xvi. Limited to 4 hard launches TRANSITION: Obviously all the features in the world would be meaningless if they didn’t translate into actual accomplishments.
I’m just going to briefly talk about some of the accolades that the GTR has received. III. Highly regarded supercar K. Awards xvii. Top Gear Supercar of the year 2007 xviii. Autocar 2008 driver’s car of the year xix. 2009 World Performance Car xx. 2008 Japan’s most advance technology award L. Top Gear – Only Japanese contribution in the line of supercars xxi. Jeremy – one of the best cars in the world. TRANSITION: Ok, now I think that should be enough information to show you why the Nissan GTR is my dream car. CONCLUSION:
SUMMARY: I’ve told you about its legacy, features and achievements – there’s no other car I would rather have. CONCLUDING REMARKS: For some people it’s an M series BMW, or a Lamborghini, or an AMG Mercedez; but I’d rather be driving Godzilla.
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