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Old 5th April 2013, 20:14   #16
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R8 Plus = Race driver + Street legal car as apposed to the 458 Challange GT = Street/ Rally/ Drift/Race driver = Track built car.
As much as I admire GS for his taste, I don't think he is superior to Karun on the driving yet. Karun is a Formula 1 driver for cryin' out loud!

GS is definitely on the right track though.

Agree with you on the car part, can't compare the R8 with the 458C.
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The comparison made by you is completely wrong here. A street car cannot and should not be compared to a track built car. The time set by the R8 V10 Plus is commendable for the simple reason no tuning or fine alterations are made to it after a few laps like the 458 Challange, The laps the R8 would have done the time in would definately be under 200 odd laps. If you recollect it took 187 odd laps with breaks to retune the car and set the angle of the rear wing for the 458 Challange to set the 2 min something time.

R8 Plus = Race driver + Street legal car as apposed to the 458 Challange GT = Street/ Rally/ Drift/Race driver = Track built car.
I agree with you on this. Its a pretty BIG thing for road legal sports car. 458 is a GT car and is in a totally different niche.

But a GTR is faster than the R8 Plus on track, Aditya Patel did a 2.13.50 in a Nissan GTR.

R8 V10 Plus is a great car I do accept that but its not just the fastest road legal super car on BIC.

EDIT: But Ferrari 458 Challenge still holds the record for the fastest laptimes of the production car at BIC.

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But a GTR is faster than the R8 Plus on track, Aditya Patel did a 2.13.50 in a Nissan GTR.

R8 V10 Plus is a great car I do accept that but its not just the fastest road legal super car on BIC..
How? He mentioned R8 Plus did 2.12 and if GTR has done 2.13 then R8 is defenitely faster right?
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As much as I admire GS for his taste, I don't think he is superior to Karun on the driving yet. Karun is a Formula 1 driver for cryin' out loud!

GS is definitely on the right track though.

Agree with you on the car part, can't compare the R8 with the 458C.
Hey, I heard a black 2013 R8 is coming to Kerala. Is the news true?
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Hey, I heard a black 2013 R8 is coming to Kerala. Is the news true?
Only time will tell, the guy was zeroed in on a used R8 V8, then switched to a used 911 and now seems to have found a fancy for the R8 Plus. He says it gonna be a V8 in Black.

IMO a Vantage S or GTR would be a better fit in his garage as he already has two mid-engined supercars (Gallardo and F430) and a proper GT (GT Speed, if it ever gets repaired that is).
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The new gen R8 V10 was present at iMax Adlabs today as Audi trained it's personnel in a showroom-like environment.
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