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      06-01-2011, 11:05 AM   #83
scheherazade
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Originally Posted by shift@red View Post
I agree here...458 is not a supercar. A 911 turbo or turbo S are not supercars either. Neither is a GTR. But they all DO deliver supercar performance!
I think there are supercars like a GT3 RS, GT2 RS, 430 Scud, LP Lambos and then there are hypercars like the Veyron, Carrera GT, Enzo, 918 Spyder, etc.
Can you explain some of your choices?

The 918, about to be the Carrera GT replacement, definitely raises the bar - but the 997.2TT already is par/eclipses the carrera GT.

Similar situation with the 430 scud vs 458. The 430 scud is an upgraded 430. The 458 is the 430 replacement, newer and better : upgraded, you could say.

And while the GT3RS is nice as hell, it still has to contend with its nature.
Insides gutted, suspension upgraded, racing seats, wheel, etc.
Basically a factory ricer treatment to a 911.
(Note : I don't mean that in a negative way, It's just that it's the best comparison I can come up with. Basically, a very nicely modified 911.)
You could put proper tires in a 911TT, and depending on the situation, it's hard to decide which is faster - while the 911TT is easily nicer.

-scheherazade