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    Anyone get scared driving their R8

    By scared I mean your adrenal glands squirt some epinephrine and your pupils dilate like youre at the eye doctor. Ive never been scared in an automatic, ever. Only in high hp rwd manuals and when the ass is at the limit of coming loose. Theres a highway entrance ramp with a small S in it that when I hit the top of 3rd in the R8 my eyballs are in the back of my head. In the manual with one hand on the stick and both feet on pedals youre hanging on for dear life but this car redefines physics for me. I cant even imagine the v10 guys with forced induction and no traction, hats off to you.

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    Re: Anyone get scared driving their R8

    It takes a bit of learning but it's not just a straight up gun it and go for it thing. The rear end can definitely break loose in when it shifts to 2nd and 3rd but you know it's coming. You learn the car taking traction control off took me a couple of weeks but it was fun relearning the car.

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    My tuned 911 with TC off was a frothing lunatic. The R8 is much more balanced but has less mechanical rear grip mid and late apex. Losing traction on the R8 feels progressive and quattro steps in, but once you exceeded the grip on the 911 you better be committed because if you backed off too hard it would try to kill you. What I need to get used to is the maniacal speed this car accumulates when you bury the gas pedal, the speedo just keeps warping and you have to let go to see how fast your actually going.

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    Re: Anyone get scared driving their R8

    The only time I get scared is when I get ****ing teenager boys driving inches behind me to take pictures of my R8. Or when I have a ****ing teenager girl putting make up or texting while driving and changing lanes fast.

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    Yeah I was not ready for the attention this car gets.

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    Re: Anyone get scared driving their R8

    Yes, but it quickly changed to euphoria! This car is amazing at the limit! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SbI2vjZryxo


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    Re: Anyone get scared driving their R8

    Glad you're enjoying it and most of us here do but you haven't experienced fast if you think a Gen 1 R8 V10 is fast (based on your thumbnail). Speed is a relative term. Before we sold our GT-R my wife would say I have no problems flooring the R8 (2017 V10 Plus mind you) but I still have some trepidation every time I lay into the throttle in the GT-R.

    Even with AWD our GT-R was a "slow" one when we owned it. I've been in some downright scary GT-Rs with insane power outputs. I've also owned a RWD Corvette with supercharger and meth injection. That would rip any R8 a new one in a straight line. 6 speed manual would light the tires at 75 MPH on street tires.
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    Re: Anyone get scared driving their R8

    What was the 1/4 on the gt-r? Sounds like u probably lost 2 seconds spinning tires and still broke 9’s Agree rwd is probably twice as terrifying

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    Re: Anyone get scared driving their R8

    Quote Originally Posted by R_8cho View Post
    What was the 1/4 on the gt-r? Sounds like u probably lost 2 seconds spinning tires and still broke 9’s Agree rwd is probably twice as terrifying
    I said above our GT-R was a "slow" one. It was a fast car but a slow GT-R (a.k.a. FBO E85 and not a big build). Ran a 10.2 @ 136.
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    Re: Anyone get scared driving their R8

    The only thing that scares me is other motorists who have low level driving abilities.
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