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      08-27-2008, 02:59 PM   #1
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Audi's challenge to E92 M3 GTR racer

I think we'll see this beast in ALMS next year running with the M3 GTRs.

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      08-27-2008, 03:16 PM   #2
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      08-27-2008, 03:17 PM   #3
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idk whats gonna happen to the M3 GTR against this
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      08-27-2008, 03:25 PM   #4
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It's beautiful, but all of that front overhang seems wasteful.
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      08-27-2008, 03:26 PM   #5
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It's beautiful, but all of that front overhang seems wasteful.
I can see that, ill tell you what though, those LED lights on the front headlights of the new Audi cars are fucking amazing!
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      08-27-2008, 03:29 PM   #6
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I doubt it will have to same advantage it has enjoyed on the street against the M3.
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      08-27-2008, 03:56 PM   #7
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I doubt it will have to same advantage it has enjoyed on the street against the M3.
lol what????
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      08-27-2008, 04:05 PM   #8
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lol what????
I mean, the R8 almost always laps track quicker than the M3, but I doubt this will be the case with the R8 racer against the M3GTR.
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      08-27-2008, 04:17 PM   #9
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I mean, the R8 almost always laps track quicker than the M3, but I doubt this will be the case with the R8 racer against the M3GTR.
Hmmm, I dont know. The R8 is pushing out 500bhp and the M3 is pushing out 485bhp. Not much of a difference and they are both RWD. Weight will be a main factor and I wonder how that R8 will handle with RWD, should be interesting.
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I mean, the R8 almost always laps track quicker than the M3, but I doubt this will be the case with the R8 racer against the M3GTR.
Ohhh okay. Sorry it was a little unclear in your original post. I agree with hks786 though, should be very intersesting to watch and an a very close race/time.
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      08-27-2008, 05:08 PM   #11
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RWD FTW! What do you say foot?
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      08-27-2008, 05:10 PM   #12
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      08-27-2008, 10:35 PM   #13
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Hmmm, I dont know. The R8 is pushing out 500bhp and the M3 is pushing out 485bhp. Not much of a difference and they are both RWD. Weight will be a main factor and I wonder how that R8 will handle with RWD, should be interesting.

They are not even in the same class... The M3 GTR is a GT2 racer and the R8 is a GT3 racer. The audi has been designed to run in the European FIA GT3 championship, The BMW for GT2 classes and ALMS, and i correct in saying that the ALMS doesnt have a GT3 class? In saying that in general a GT2 car will be faster that a gt3 car, which needs to be much closer to stock (mainly only Safety, Aero and durability modifactions are permitted)
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      08-27-2008, 10:56 PM   #14
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Look at those brakes, especially the front rotors!!!....They sure squeezed them inside thoe wheels pretty tight.
Good looking car and I'm sure it'll run well too.
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      08-28-2008, 03:03 AM   #15
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      08-28-2008, 03:56 AM   #16
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They are not even in the same class... The M3 GTR is a GT2 racer and the R8 is a GT3 racer. The audi has been designed to run in the European FIA GT3 championship, The BMW for GT2 classes and ALMS, and i correct in saying that the ALMS doesnt have a GT3 class? In saying that in general a GT2 car will be faster that a gt3 car, which needs to be much closer to stock (mainly only Safety, Aero and durability modifactions are permitted)
You beat me to it. 100% correct.

Beautiful car though.
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      08-28-2008, 04:05 AM   #17
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RWD FTW! What do you say foot?
Nice try.

What do you say swappy?

They were forced to change to RWD.


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"Because the GT3 regulations prohibit the use of four-wheel drive the Audi R8 comes with the typical GT rear-wheel drive."
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      08-28-2008, 07:11 AM   #18
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ahh.. man I have to admit.. I love the R8. So pretty!
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      08-28-2008, 08:54 AM   #20
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That thing looks like a piece of junk. Besides, what does Audi know about endurance racing Just kidding, I'll take 3 once I hit the powerball
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