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In Topic: The most expensive car to insure is............

14 April 2014 - 02:06 PM

Disbelieve... when I bought my first GT-R in 2009, all that changed on my insurance coverage was that I dropped the G35 coupe I sold and added the GT-R... my annual insurance bill went down.

In Topic: GTR Track Ed. vs Camaro Z28 Head 2 Head

14 April 2014 - 07:24 AM

View Postscottryana, on 13 April 2014 - 05:36 PM, said:

No they are different tracks. lol

One is Barber and the other is Willow.

So, then the follow up question is what is the lap time for the R8 at Barber?  Because, aside from Randy's swing in commentary, there is no way to even remotely compare the times between the two tracks when the tests have only a single car in common.

In Topic: GTR Track Ed. vs Camaro Z28 Head 2 Head

13 April 2014 - 05:24 PM

View Postturbo_tony, on 13 April 2014 - 09:44 AM, said:

You guys should watch the video motor trend did on this exact gtr vs. The audi r8 at willow springs. Pobst gives a completely different viewpoint and runs a 1:19.55 laptime...

- tony
Is it the same track?

In Topic: We finally got a complete pass in! - Details Inside! - 1.268 / 5.145...

11 April 2014 - 08:43 AM

View Postduhawks, on 11 April 2014 - 07:57 AM, said:

Trust me the only fair race the ETS car raced was me. LA got out on the ETS car and it broke. Fadi lagged messed up the start of the race against ETS and their second run the ETS car let off the gas. I am not blaming the ETS car for the bad races or the other guys. I am just saying only 1 real race went down.

Trust me, I wanted to see the ETS car race some 2Rs. That is why I came to Texas. I wanted to see this madness go down.

Luckily we have TI today and tomorrow so we can all get the show we all want to see. The big boy GTRs vs the 2Rs.

So, a car breaking on the run or not getting a clean launch is no longer part of racing?  I mean, I get your point... all things equal, the results are exaggerated.  But part of this kind of racing is having your car in order (it doesn't break) and getting a good launch (executing).  I guarantee if the the story were reversed, the Lambo forums would have posts that are the flip of the ones favoring the GT-R.

I think what we are seeing are two extemely capable platforms that are very close performance-wise going toe-to-toe.  Great competition means better things for all.  To me it seems the GT-Rs currently have a small advantage from a stand-still and the TTGs have a small advantage from a roll.  No doubt, this stuff will swing back and forth as the respective tuners continue to push their designs.

In Topic: Toyota "SUPRA" replacement FT1

11 April 2014 - 08:37 AM

 wheel-man, on 11 April 2014 - 08:10 AM, said:

I agree with number 2, but the jury is not out yet for number 1. The cost of having two drivetrains will limit hybrid technology, outside of using the electric motor/KERS for additional power and torque in high-end sports cars. Otherwise you are driving a toaster/appliance like a Prius. If you look at cost, performance and efficiency, diesel seems to be the future. I have been waiting for Audi to make the R8 V12 TDI. Pure electric is not anywhere close to prime time yet... Despite the i8 and government motors 2, aka Tesla.

The high end hybrids show what will be available.  The P1 and 918 have amazing drivetrains and performance.  That technology will trickle down over time.  The big question is how long til that kind of tech becomes affordable enough for more mainstream performance cars.