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post #46 of 89
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While the majority of the world focus's on Porsche's and Ferrari's racing heritage (rightfully so), Audi has been silently taking the racing world by storm...especially in Lemans.

I agree. I'm not a big fan of their normal line, but the R8 is something really special, and I like people who would make a diesel supercar. They also have a racing legacy with their recent record of Le Mans wins as well as their older Auto Union cars, unlike Lambo which has none.

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I remember reading the three-way tests, but I'm still lost as to how it's that capable....it's not just a little heavier, it's 400-600 lbs. more than it's competitors.

Regardless, the car is a technological marvel

I'm not sure either. One theory is that the engine is making far more horsepower than its spec, but the Z06 makes more power and is significantly lighter.

The two sections at Buttonwillow I mentioned are very fast, full-throttle kind of places where you're on the gas well before almost every apex, so being able to deliver power to the ground while the car is rotating and its weight distribution is shifting around is important. A good AWD system can really help.

--Andre
post #47 of 89
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That was kind of my take on the cars as well.

Not to knock AWD, but I still believe RWD is best for exotics/super exotics.


I agree completely. a Supercar must be RWD.
post #48 of 89
post #49 of 89
Here's a link to the official Nissan press release for the 7:29 time:

http://www.autoblog.com/2008/05/01/g...-down-to-7-29/

Here's the V-Spec's observed 7:25:

http://www.autoblog.com/2008/04/08/n...tun-observers/

--Andre
post #50 of 89
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This would make the R8 the most exciting supercar since the F1 if only because it's such a radical change in engine concept from any other supercar, except I guess for the Tesla, except that car isn't practical.

--Andre

Not everyone is in love with the F1. Here is a great clip which compares most of the modern supercars (from Top Gear in the UK):



http://www.carandgarage.com/watch.php?v_id=958
post #51 of 89
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The guy around the corner from my parents owned a Red F355 with yellowish-tan interior, I've always marveled at the design of that car...consequently he used it as a daily driver, up until the day he traded it in for a Maserati GT coupe (something I'd never do).

My friends dad had a F1 355 sypder. A marvel of a machine.
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My friends dad had a F1 355 sypder. A marvel of a machine.

Great to drive but hard on the wallet. The mainfolds tend to crack and need replacement and normally take the Cats out with them.
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Great to drive but hard on the wallet. The mainfolds tend to crack and need replacement and normally take the Cats out with them.
Definately agree, the Ferrari's of the past were never none to be the most reliable...but in terms of looks, I much prefer the sexiness of the F355, in comparison to the modena or 430 models.
post #54 of 89
There was a 355 with 30-something kmiles on it on eBay a while ago. The guy just had its major service done, and I think the bill (which was scanned and posted in his listing) came to over $30K.

The 360's my favorite recent Ferrari.

--Andre
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There was a 355 with 30-something kmiles on it on eBay a while ago. The guy just had its major service done, and I think the bill (which was scanned and posted in his listing) came to over $30K.

The 360's my favorite recent Ferrari.

--Andre
Wow...that's more than understandable for an Enzo, but a F355.
post #56 of 89
The 355 have been known to be a bit maintainence heavy. Still if you have the money, a very classy car.
post #57 of 89
For me, the major attraction about Ferrari is the styling, and their flatplane-crank V8s. Flatplane cranks are a racing concept rarely seen on streetgoing cars because of vibration, but produce a very unique sound.

--Andre
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The 355 have been known to be a bit maintainence heavy. Still if you have the money, a very classy car.

Yes but the 360 makes for a much better daily driver. Easier on the wallet and more robustly built.
post #59 of 89
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Yes but the 360 makes for a much better daily driver. Easier on the wallet and more robustly built.
True,

but IMO...it just doesn't compare in terms of sexiness.
post #60 of 89
+1 and I find 360's to be much more popular. The 355 is a more of a rarity esp currently. But hey, its all about what you like.
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