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    Re: R8 v8 vs TTs

    Think this video also shows someone not able to do quick gear shifts in a manual R8 unfortunately... As for looks, presence and kudos there's only one winner. It's surprising just how bland that brand new TT looks...
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    Re: R8 v8 vs TTs

    No matter how much horsepower you have and how fast is the car from 0-60 or 40-100, it will never be enough. I remember when I had my MKIV Supra and got it to 500WHP and drove it for the first time. I was so giddy that I could not wipe the smile of my face.
    That feeling lasted about 1 day and I already wanted more. It was the same when I moved to 600WHP and also when it was about 850WHP. After that, the car was not a daily driver and was not that much fun.
    The one thing I regret is selling it since I wanted something faster and better (and I kick myself for doing so until this day) so ended up with a few other cars that I never liked.
    I ended up getting an 08 R8 V8 and loving it every second. Not the fastest car, but man, she is pretty to look at and I do not think I am going to sell her. Not going to do the same mistake I did with my Supra.

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    Couldn't agree more. HP is addictive. My 2011 V10 Spyder is plenty fast but I frequently find myself thinking about at an ECU tune and/or Supercharger. I think the biggest issue with R8 is it's so refined that 525 HP doesn't have the ability to really scare you. Anyway, then I just take my Supra (single with ~600 HP) out, turn off the traction control and it definitely gets the adrenalin flowing. The R8 is a nicer car to drive (17 years newer and much higher $$), but if you want an adrenalin rush even at street legal speeds the Supra is the ticket.

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    Re: R8 v8 vs TTs

    Quote Originally Posted by tmargalit View Post
    No matter how much horsepower you have and how fast is the car from 0-60 or 40-100, it will never be enough. ....
    Everyone's got their own thing that gets them buzzing I guess. Some people want a car that destroys others in a sprint / straight line, this is what they like to do. Some people perhaps just like the idea of ludicrous power under the hood but never take it to its max. Personally I want a car that has decent power, but it's all about how the vehicle and chassis handles the power it has. I want a car that I can take through fast, winding A and B roads with precision maintaining 80-100 mph for extended periods.... with no other cars around... this is my drug of choice and why the V8 R8 is perfect for what I enjoy doing the most.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpyderD View Post
    Couldn't agree more. HP is addictive. My 2011 V10 Spyder is plenty fast but I frequently find myself thinking about at an ECU tune and/or Supercharger. I think the biggest issue with R8 is it's so refined that 525 HP doesn't have the ability to really scare you. Anyway, then I just take my Supra (single with ~600 HP) out, turn off the traction control and it definitely gets the adrenalin flowing. The R8 is a nicer car to drive (17 years newer and much higher $$), but if you want an adrenalin rush even at street legal speeds the Supra is the ticket.

    I started with the ECU/TCU tune and it wasn't but a couple of months until I went the supercharger route. VF does a good job of maintaining the drive-ability of it. On a normal cruise you wouldn't notice it much but man when you put your foot all the way down does it show its power. From a dead stop being able to spin the wheels is guaranteed to put a big sh*t eating grin on your face. Also works with women who are afraid of people driving fast. Takes about a second for them to grab your arm. I highly suggest the supercharger!

    I think much more power after that makes it less fun to drive on the street.

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