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  1. I don't quite understand the Nordschleife times....

    I don't quite understand the Nordschleife times. Was that the VLN variant which is a few kilometers longer? Otherwise these times would be really, really slow - the Turbo S was driven by the German...
  2. You should add the info about the F10 M5 that was...

    You should add the info about the F10 M5 that was dynoed at 649hp instead of 575 by German sport auto magazine that I posted the other day. It is clear that BMW uses press remaps that don't have...
  3. As they can't win F1 races any more, maybe they...

    As they can't win F1 races any more, maybe they want to be sure at least not to lose races with street cars? :rolleyes:
  4. With tune and exhaust the R8 V10 is easily an...

    With tune and exhaust the R8 V10 is easily an 11-second car. Barely 119 mph trap speed is really slow too, even accounting for the fact that the R8 is not a dragstrip monster.

    I also wonder where...
  5. The hp difference is much larger though. Whereas...

    The hp difference is much larger though. Whereas it was only 25hp in the current R8, it will be 70hp in the new one. Which does not make it seem unlikely that there are (slight) differences in the...
  6. Prices: V10 starts at 165.000 EUR, the V10+ at...

    Prices: V10 starts at 165.000 EUR, the V10+ at 187.400 EUR.

    Rather moderate increases compared to the first generation model.
  7. I think it's not clear yet whether the...

    I think it's not clear yet whether the entry-level V10 and the V10+ indeed have exactly the same engine. Someone mentioned in a German forum that there may be hardware differences between the two.
  8. N55: I thought direct reprogramming of the DME is now...

    I thought direct reprogramming of the DME is now possible. Why use a piggyback then?
  9. Not in the sense that they wrote to BMW and asked...

    Not in the sense that they wrote to BMW and asked for an official statement. Which I believe would be counterproductive as they do rely on the car manufacturers to make cars available for testing to...
  10. You can see the diagram under the following link:...

    You can see the diagram under the following link: http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/bilder/bmw-m5-competition-leistungsexplosion-der-sportlimousine-8911761.html?fotoshow_item=33

    A summary of the...
  11. That's just a sign of cultural differences. Drag...

    That's just a sign of cultural differences. Drag racing is much less traditional and therefor popular in Europe than it is in the States. Around here, circuit racing is the norm rather than 1/4 mile....
  12. AutoBild is the equivalent of a tabloid magazine...

    AutoBild is the equivalent of a tabloid magazine for cars - cheap journalism (if you want to call it that) and lots of colourful pictures. Mostly worthless stuff, not to be taken seriously. One...
  13. 991: They're pretty close together, actually. ...

    They're pretty close together, actually.

    Pursuant to the German car magazine 'sport auto', the 4.0 performed a 7.30 time on the Nordschleife, while the new GT3 did a lap in 7.32. Close enough...
  14. 991: I would assume that the output will be slightly...

    I would assume that the output will be slightly more than 500hp (crank), otherwise people may feel a bit cheated as this was already the output of the RS 4.0 a few years ago.
  15. That R8 seems really slow if it is supercharged...

    That R8 seems really slow if it is supercharged indeed. If it's only remapped that would be another matter though. Maybe he forgot to turn on the supercharger?
  16. You do know the Lambo is also AWD right.

    You do know the Lambo is also AWD right.
  17. Ummm the R8 LMX also has 570hp. So now they have...

    Ummm the R8 LMX also has 570hp. So now they have 2 special edition models with the same output, but claiming the latest special edition is the most powerful one? Hmmm.

    Anyway, you can easily get...
  18. C190 AMG GT: To me that sounds like the description of the...

    To me that sounds like the description of the Black Series model, which traditionally was the track-focused and weight optimised version of the AMG models. Quite strange if they decide to establish...
  19. We seem to agree about so much lately. It's...

    We seem to agree about so much lately. It's scary! hahaha
  20. The main problem I see with these rumours is that...

    The main problem I see with these rumours is that there is really no space to fit an R6 engine into the space where the 3-cylinder engine now sits. At least from what I have seen so far of the i8,...
  21. Gallardo and R8 looked very much different. ...

    Gallardo and R8 looked very much different.

    It will be the same with the Huracan and the next R8 model.

    As to the prices, who knows? But the price difference will most likely be similar to...
  22. In Germany Noelle Motors (belonging to an...

    In Germany Noelle Motors (belonging to an ex-Alpina engineer) has done this and realised without any hardware modifications 517hp at the crank on a conservative dyno. As I know that this company only...
  23. I just love the manual gearbox on the R8. Perfect...

    I just love the manual gearbox on the R8. Perfect weight, open gated and with a nice 'click' when you change gears.

    That being said, when I'm sitting in commuting traffic in the morning, the S...
  24. You can't compare this way. You should compare...

    You can't compare this way. You should compare the Carrera 4S to the R8 4.2. Porsche sells quite a lot of their cars with 4 wheel drive these days, too.

    Currently the Carrera 4S with PDK is...
  25. Of course they could do that. My point is that...

    Of course they could do that. My point is that they haven't bothered with this for the upcoming model. Otherwise you would see that on the photos. Keeping a turbo charged mid-engine cool is much more...
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