Discussion in 'Internal Combustion' started by Soup, Mar 3, 2012.
Part One: Carrera 3.4
Part Two: Carrera S 3.8
Moss should find this very informative.
Out of all those..GT-R is definitely my pick.
The R8 never stops amaze... Wow what a car. It's gotta be some kind of record, of how good grades this car have had through the years.
And of course.. GT-R... Damn what a car
The R8, brilliant car...
Somewhat disappointing result for the 991.
Well written. Looking at how much EVO praised the M3 in this test (and to think that it is the oldest and cheapest car in this test) just shows what an incredible car it is. Im also happy to see the V8 R8 won this comparison . With a manual transmission, easily one of the best cars in the world, which IMO doesn't get nearly as enough recognition as it should.
What I do find contradictory about this review is how the new 991 feels somewhat detached because of new tech, yet the GTR beats the 991 in both comparisons? I feel they should have been more in the article to justify why the GTR is a more enjoyable car than the 991.
Cheapest yes, but as they write, the R8 is four years old, so that makes it the oldest in the test
I guess it has a lot to do with the expectations. One expects the GTR to be all gizmos and gadgets while one expects 911 to have the raw feel which is what helped the previous versions beat even faster cars by being more involving. Now sans that it suffers. But then again, when it comes new generation of 911 and M3, I won't read took much into the early reviews. It does take the journalists a 'warm up' period to get warmed up to the newer model and get over the nostalgia of the models past.
Personally I'd still have the Porsche, well done to the Audi it's definitely that good and as desirable. I never 'warmed-up' to the Datsun and probably never will. The M3 is a hammer-blow in the face of most cars and deserves all praise
There is a car, a Brit that's haunting me because of it's low price, km's and appeal since I really have the urgent urge and desire to own something really low and fast. Call it a poor man's Mclaren.... For you to better understand, the wife's X1 23d cost R555 000.00 back in 2010.
This just seems like a bargain.
[h=3]2010 LOTUS EVORA PDC, XENONS, BLACK RIMS, White with Red leather[/h]17,000 km, R 649,000
OR maybe I need help!?
It is an awesome drive, but be wary of electrical niggles. The doors didn't open twice when I went to check it out.
Sunny, I lost track of what you actually bought????
^That would be nothing. . I did test drive the Evora (I went there to look at a second hand Exige S), which then led me to test drive a Cayman S and a Carrera S (997). I think I left a review somewhere, will see if I can find it. Anyway, while all were good, none of them really blew me away. But a few months after that I drove a GT3 and that completely blew me away. What an awesome car. But it is too expensive, so there you go, I am in no man's land ...for now.
My pick would be the GranTurismo. IMO best sounding and best looking of the bunch. Not GT-R fast but faster than most could handle including me.
If you wanted the ultimate machine it would be the GTR but as it's ride is too compromised for me I would pick second best and get the R8, anyhow it's by far the best looking car here.
That's a bold statement. I think the 911, Aston Martin and the Maserati give it a run for it's money. And that's coming from me.
Mate you have to remember you see an R8 every single day so it doesn't shock you when it as it does the rest of us. The 991 is a familiar shape and at a glance one could easily mistake it for being a 997 which are quite plentiful as far as 'supercars go'. The Aston is the only car in my opinion which looks as special but in a totally different way as its an elegant design compared to the bold statement of the R8.
Not I stick by my statement, the R8 would be my choice.
The R8 is a good looking but it does not have the elegance and beauty of the Vantage or the GranTurismo. The new 911 (991) comes much closer to them now compared to its predecessors.