Originally Posted by LM3
Is the Boss really that definitively better in the performance categories? Not being argumentative -- I've seen some apparently legitimate data that suggests otherwise. DCT vs manual for the Boss in this comparo, but 4 seconds difference in lap time.
Minor differences in acceleration can probably be attributed to track conditions, or in fact if the BOSS LS tires aren't warm, they are way the hell down on traction.
However, I find the way-slow lap time to be a head-scratcher. Normally, you'd find the Audi to be a little quicker than the M, with the Merc winning and losing against the Bimmer, but you'd expect the Boss to be pretty much leading the charge.
Bumpy track, maybe? That would absolutely be a downfall for the Ford against these other three.
Good post. Thanks.