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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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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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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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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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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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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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I get a little bit scared when entering a parking lot and see how narrow the entrance is. I never get scared on the road but some may get scared of me :D Sorry for posting in the 2nd generation discussion:)
 

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What Im gathering so far is you folks drive the R8 on the street like the track no big whoop. :p JK. Its too easy to get carried away IMHO... in fact restraint is the worst part about owning this car. I need to hit the track and squeeze it out of the system.
 

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If you don't feel a little "nervous" before going for a drive in your car, your car is boring so sell it and buy something that makes you "nervous".
 

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In all honesty I was only really scared of the minivan that was trying to keep up with me going 110 on the tollway this afternoon. I can deal with the tail breaking loose a bit here and there but there's no way your Honda minivan was built to maintain that speed......
 

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What Im gathering so far is you folks drive the R8 on the street like the track no big whoop. <img src="http://www.r8talk.com/forums/images/smilies/tongue.png" border="0" alt="" title="Stick Out Tongue" class="inlineimg" /> JK. Its too easy to get carried away IMHO... in fact restraint is the worst part about owning this car. I need to hit the track and squeeze it out of the system.
This will be my second high performance car. I have a 2016 Shelby GT350 that has definitely reminded me a couple of times that I need to respect it. I think with any car you have to remember to respect it, but you also just need to treat it like an extension of you.

I've taken the Shelby to the track, and it's n absolute thrill to see how much the car is capable of. Realistically, though, I'm the limiting factor. I feel like we do this for the thrill, and on the roads we'll definitely open it up a bit, but I certainly come back down after a brief stint. I don't want to crash my baby! And you definitely can't tell what stupid thing others out there are going to do.
 

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This will be my second high performance car. I have a 2016 Shelby GT350 that has definitely reminded me a couple of times that I need to respect it. I think with any car you have to remember to respect it, but you also just need to treat it like an extension of you.

I've taken the Shelby to the track, and it's n absolute thrill to see how much the car is capable of. Realistically, though, I'm the limiting factor. I feel like we do this for the thrill, and on the roads we'll definitely open it up a bit, but I certainly come back down after a brief stint. I don't want to crash my baby! And you definitely can't tell what stupid thing others out there are going to do.
Very well stated, sir. Modern cars limits are much higher than most drivers’
 

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This will be my second high performance car. I have a 2016 Shelby GT350 that has definitely reminded me a couple of times that I need to respect it. I think with any car you have to remember to respect it, but you also just need to treat it like an extension of you.

I've taken the Shelby to the track, and it's n absolute thrill to see how much the car is capable of. Realistically, though, I'm the limiting factor. I feel like we do this for the thrill, and on the roads we'll definitely open it up a bit, but I certainly come back down after a brief stint. I don't want to crash my baby! And you definitely can't tell what stupid thing others out there are going to do.
Yes need to be careful about your surroundings but for some reasons almost all Mustang GT and shelby's I have encounter on the road are driven by these aggressive 20 year boys who want to race you and harass you.
 

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The R8 is one of the slower cars that I have owned, but I really do like driving it :)
I also have a problem with yellow
UGR Stage 3 Gallardo
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600ci With 2 Stages of Nitrous
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