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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-02-2017, 08:09 PM
    Road and Track gets this right although there are some surprising results in the 2018 Performance Car of the Year competition. Giving the crown to the 720S despite it being bested on the track by not one but two cheaper cars will make this controversial. The damn thing is so fast though. Road and Track tested the 1/4 mile time for the 720S at 9.9 @ 148.2. This is another example of magazines showing numbers that are faster than reality. They get a 10.2 @ 134.6 for the Lamborghini Huracan Performante. What is amusing is that BoostAddict put up an article on both of these cars testing on the same dragstrip at the same time last month. The times? 9.98 @ 141.1 for the McLaren 720S and 10.78 @ 129.78 for the Lamborghini Huracan Performante. Something is off here especially when you look over the entire field and their acceleration results: 1. McLaren 720S - 9.9 @ 148.2 2. Lamborghini Huracan Performante - 10.2 @ 134.6 3. Mercedes-AMG GT R - 11.2 @ 128.9 4. Camaro ZL1 1LE - 11.7 @ 124.0 5. Bentley Continental Supersports - 11.7 @ 119.6 6. Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio - 11.9 @ 119.7 7. Audi TT-RS - 11.9 @ 115.7 8. Lexus LC500 - 13.0 @ 111.8 9. Civic Type-R - 13.7 @ 106.3 10. 991.2 GT3 - NOT TESTED You have some times that are fast like for the McLaren and Lamborghini but then the new TT-RS only get a 115.7 trap speed. Iroz Motorsport got a 119 mile per hour trap speed out of the new TT-RS (with a downpipe) and an 11.4 elapsed time in Vegas heat. European magazines got a 121 trap speed stock. What is going on here? Do not take magazine times as gospel although forum racers will no doubt cite these numbers even especially blatantly obvious outliers like the Huran Performante. Acceleration is only one part of performance. What about the laptimes? Here you are, tested at NCM Motorsports Park: A 1:28.25 for the AMG GT R! The 720S despite being lighter and more powerful than either the AMG GT-R or Lamborghini Huracan Performante is bested by them. The AMG GT R is well over a full second quicker around the than the Huracan or 720S. That's huge! The AMG GT R is doing more with less. Mercedes-AMG deserves tremendous credit for what they achieved. A heavier front engine car is beating two lighter mid-engined exotics around the track that are almost twice its price. Remarkable! So why does the McLaren win? This: It seems to just be the best all around performance car in the world. You will not get an argument from BoostAddict. It is the best all around performance car in the world at any price. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-17-2017, 10:53 AM
    Well, holy crap! 8's out of the box? A 250 mph top speed? That is not all. The new Tesla roadster is said to hit 60 in 1.9 seconds and it will hit 100 miles per hour in 4.2 seconds. Those numbers are so mind numbingly fast please excuse us for being skeptical. When will it hit the market? Apparently it is being positioned as a 2020 model year car. The battery capacity is said to be good for 630 miles. Three motors will supply over 7,000 lb-ft of torque. It will start at $200,000 which for the numbers Tesla is quoting is well worth the money. Hell, it's worth double. It is going to be very hard to argue against the new Tesla Roadster if it delivers as advertised. The only downside will likely be the heft.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-15-2017, 11:55 AM
    MotorTrend got their hands on these two German hot rods featuring 3.0 liter twin turbo powerplants. The engine design is quite different however with the 911 GTS 9A2B6 featuring an oversquare flat-6 and the M4 S55 featuring an undersquare inline-6 which BoostAddict previously covered in an engine design comparison article. That said on paper these cars match up well. The M4 obviously offers greater value but it is heavier and seats four adults. The 911 does not seat four adults but is roughly 200 pounds lighter and of course more expensive. Power is essentially a wash on paper but we really need to see them both on the dyno to know the truth regarding torque curves, spool, and output. Unlike BMW who just changes software for the output gain, Porsche gives you larger turbos with the GTS. This GTS is rear wheel drive just like the M4 and both have dual clutch transmissions so this is as apples to apples as we are going to get. Ok, let's get to the actual performance comparison! They get the cars out on the Nurburgring and how can you not love that? Well, they ruin the whole thing by not providing laptimes. WTF is the point here guys? You attend a track day, talk about factory laptimes, and provide no actual performance measures. MotorTrend should never be allowed to take cars on the 'Ring again. What happens after the big Nurburgring buildup that ends in a whimper? They go on some damp and foggy mountain road and continue to yammer on about their feelings. Where is the Head 2 Head performance comparison gentlemen? You might as well have grandmothers compare these cars. What a waste of time MotorTrend. Don't call it a Head 2 Head comparison when really it is just story time with Jonny Lieberman and some guy who has an English accent which obviously means he has to know cars. You guys are a joke.
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