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Sport Auto Super Test

Nürburgring Hockenheim Car at Rockingham
GT2 RS 7.24 1.08.4 1.28.78
458 7.38 1.10.5 1.28.30
SLS AMG 7.40 1.10.8 1.33.01
R8 GT 7.34 1.09.6
R8 5.2 FSI 7.44 1.10.9 1.31.06
Apollo S 7.24 1.07.2


GT2 RS 458 Italia
weight 1445 1485
weight test car 1405 1540

0-100 3.5 3.5
0-100 claimed 3.5 3.4
0-200 9.8 10.6

100-0 cold 33.6 34.6
100-0 warm - 33.6
200-0 126.6 133.3

Top Speed 330 326

slalom 18m 74.1 70.7
slalom 36m 144.0 136.0

Power 620 570
Torque 700 540

Power to weight 2.58 2.7

Tyres Pilot Sport Cup Pilot Sport K1


If I am getting it correctly from the Sport Auto Super Test data, the 458 they put on the scale had a whole raft of carbon extras fitted (at HUGE expense) including the sports seats with carbon kit
 

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Well the above looked far more readable when I typed it in the box than when it was posted :confused:

Anyway there is not ONE discipline where the Italia beats the GT2RS.

The distance between the SLS and the GT2RS is roughly the same as with the Car test.

The Italia sheds a LOT of weight compared with the Sport Auto 458 already fitted with sport seats with carbon kit and all of a sudden is faster than the GT2RS.

Go figure
 

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That's clearly a ringer and standard operating procedure for Ferrari. The problem is that McLAren cannot compete with a Lambo cab on track. I don't know what to call it, since disappointment is just not the word.
Maybe a lack of an off switch for the electronic gadgets did not help?
 

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I know what you are saying, and I enjoy tracking Porsches, too, but mid-engined cars are the best. I loved my scud, but it is too harsh for a DD. Italia is too heavy and dull feeling on the track. I really had high hopes for McLaren.
Ron is probably plotting revenge at the moment....
 
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