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  1. I just wonder whether these rather extreme torque...

    I just wonder whether these rather extreme torque gains are not a problem for the double clutch transmission, at least for longer than just a few thousand miles.
  2. IMO a supercharger is the perfect fit for this...

    IMO a supercharger is the perfect fit for this engine. There are lots of turbo charged high-powered cars out there, and the R8 is one of the last with a natural aspirated engine. If you go down the...
  3. The MP4-12C are getting fairly "cheap", at least...

    The MP4-12C are getting fairly "cheap", at least compared to the original list price these days. You can get a very low-mileage with ceramic-carbon brakes for 140K EUR these days.

    That's an even...
  4. The Dunlop Sport Maxx Race are also cup tires and...

    The Dunlop Sport Maxx Race are also cup tires and as such comparable to the Michelins. The Michelins are the newer model though, so that might be a slight advantage. The Dunlop however were also...
  5. That was the most recent AutoBild Sportscar. I...

    That was the most recent AutoBild Sportscar. I will try to scan the relevant article.
  6. Pursuant to the information I read in German car...

    Pursuant to the information I read in German car magazines, it is certain that the V6 biturbo engine will be chosen and not the 5 cylinder from the TTRS. It's the more modern engine with bigger...
  7. This is great power - amazing to see how easy it...

    This is great power - amazing to see how easy it is to extract more hp from that V10 engine.

    I do have serious doubts though that at this level of power the engine and transmission will last very...
  8. I can't quite believe that the stock transmission...

    I can't quite believe that the stock transmission can handle over 1100 Nm. I know of a few RS6 that have had transmission problems at far, far lower power levels.
  9. B9: I wonder if that's also going to be the engine...

    I wonder if that's also going to be the engine that we will see in an entry-level Audi R8. Seems likely as the V8 biturbo models would cannibalise on the V10 variants with a tune.
  10. Sure, I'm subscribed to that magazine. I can scan...

    Sure, I'm subscribed to that magazine. I can scan it and send it to you. Just give me an e-mail address where I can send it. Beware, it's in German though :)
  11. Interesting article. You could do something...

    Interesting article.

    You could do something similar for the sportscars segment where the V8 biturbo becomes more common too. McLaren use it in every car of theirs, now Ferrari too in the...
  12. It seems to become more and more common to send...

    It seems to become more and more common to send manipulated press cars to magazines. It's seductive as it is so easy to change a map in the turbo era.

    Just remember the M5 Competition that was...
  13. I'd still take the F12 any day. That V12 howl!...

    I'd still take the F12 any day. That V12 howl! Just amazing.
  14. These torque gains are just insane. I just wonder...

    These torque gains are just insane. I just wonder how that much torque can be handled in anything but perfect grip conditions.
  15. G11: Interior looks great indeed. Don't like the front...

    Interior looks great indeed. Don't like the front - these giant "kidney" grilles (nothing "kidney" like left though) look rather ridiculous.

    And although the rear's better, to me it looks as if...
  16. 839 Nm of torque is quite insane.

    839 Nm of torque is quite insane.
  17. I wouldn't really say it's BMW's fault. The N20...

    I wouldn't really say it's BMW's fault. The N20 engine is not designed for these loads, and neither has it been conceived with a race track in mind. Why over-engineer an engine when almost no one...
  18. 991: I slightly disagree with this sentence. I...

    I slightly disagree with this sentence. I certainly would not want to drive that car every day. Can you? Sure. Would anyone want to ? Not really. It's loud, the suspension is very harsh, it only...
  19. I mostly find that the front doesn't work. It's...

    I mostly find that the front doesn't work. It's too busy, too many different styling elements hashed together.

    The rear looks better, with the integrated braking lights a bit similar to the...
  20. F32,F33,F36,F82,F83: In an article in a German car magazine they said...

    In an article in a German car magazine they said that the price point of the GTS would be between 140.000 EUR and 150.000 EUR. I can't really imagine anyone paying that kind of money for a 3 series...
  21. Sure. But building one gullwing car in the 1960s...

    Sure. But building one gullwing car in the 1960s does not mean they have a monopoly on this forever. There are lots of ther car makers that have made scissor doors in the last few decades, whereas...
  22. I meant in the same class. The C63 is a...

    I meant in the same class. The C63 is a competitor in the 3 series class, not the 5 series. I think BMW should also offer two variants of the M3/M4, and not just bring out one limited production car...
  23. I agree. But again, that's much more costly...

    I agree.

    But again, that's much more costly than just adding more power. Lighter materials (Aluminium, carbon fiber) are expensive, much more so than steel and also make repairs more expensive....
  24. Lots of other factors play into the decision that...

    Lots of other factors play into the decision that were not mentioned here.

    First of all it's much easier to increase the power output than to lose weight. The latter can only be achieved with...
  25. BMW does not really have anything comparable to...

    BMW does not really have anything comparable to the C63 S - at least not so far. Sure you can tune the M3 but there's no factory option to increase the power like AMG offers.

    Yesterday I read...
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