Originally Posted by footie
Actually that comment is a little off, SportAuto commented at the time that the R8 didn't perform as expected which was proven with it's trap speed on the long straights, also the original test car was fitted with sport suspension and not the Magneticride which is believed to make all the difference. The R8 has since been tested by them and according to an insider the new time is 7:58.
Interesting news about the R8. For the bloody price it better outperform the M3. All test between the two in terms of raw numbers show them extremely close. Same as the 997S and M3. These are all so close it is simply a drivers race. My comments about M-DCT still hold. Margins or gaps between these three will clearly be narrowed by M-DCT.