New R8 1/4 Mile ET Record: 11.65 @ 121.9 mph
TSM provided a private drag strip rental last week to some of their customers and I tagged along. Their primary objective was to tune some of their 8 second GT-Rs but I raced my R8 and the shop owner, Cicio, ran his R8 for a few passes as well.
I ran a 11.65 @ 121.9 mph with a 1.75 60' which is the new record for a non-turbo R8 or Gallardo. My timeslip is posted on the dragtimes website.
New R8 1/2 Mile Highest MPH Record: 145.82 MPH
A few days after the drag strip, we attended the wannagofast 1/2 mile event, where Cicio broke the mph record in his R8 @ 145.82. I ran a 145.81. Dustin was also there in his badass TSM built TTSL and he hit 175 mph.
Here are some pics of the cars I raced against and some vids as well:Me vs. Cicio @ TopSpeed (he actually beat me in the other run but I conveniently don't have a video of that )
Me vs. Balboni Lambo Gallardo
Me vs. ACR Viper
Had a great time at both events and cannot thank Cicio and TSM enough for all the support and for the work they've done on my R8.
When I first got the car I actually wanted to sell it and get a GT-R because it felt slow and unresponsive to me. The TSM tune made a world of difference and if you have any interest in performance or going fast, you are doing yourself a great disservice by not having it tuned. And on a side note, I don't just drive my R8 occasionally on the weekend to car shows, I daily drive it 100% of the time and race it every chance I get.
Next up for me is racing my R8 at Road Atlanta in November. I am really putting this car to the test, and so far she has been up to the task!
Here are some other great pics provided by TSM:
Lastly, here is a vid showing the TSM GT-Rs that won the 1/2 mile event, and showing Dustin's TTSL... no R8 content in here, that is bc I don't have my turbos yet: