They have a "rep" amongst the fast and spurious crowd that is larger than their performance warrants. Just like when a singer dies, he's suddenly "one of the greats", when a car is not available here in the USA it's the most bestest thing evar (to the ricers).
Skylines are like Mustangs. Yeah they can be tuned, but so can anything - and I haven't seen a production car that can handle the tuning that Vipers can, forget Skylines and Supras and all 'dat - the Viper reigns when it comes to tuned cars.
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