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      02-15-2010, 04:33 PM   #23
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Well, I personally am not a fan of rear engine cars, such as Porsche, Lamborghini, Ferrari and and so. I don't like their proportion, I prefere to have a long hood and sit at the rear axle, but it should be quite special to have the engine just near you. I really like the new Ferrari 458 Italia and McLaren MP4-12C.
How can the R8 be better than the Gallardo if they are the same? Is it the price?
+1000 on this, and I would take that over an R8 any day! Aside from the slightly cliche' looks of the Audi, it really does spank the GT, but the 458 is at a whole different level, both from a styiling and performance standpoint. And sadly, I have NOT driven one of those
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Even if the comparison was against the F430 I would still pick the R8 every time.
This is funny considering the F430 is far superior to the R8 in almost every aspect.

Aside from the actual body, the R8 is an RS4 with a couple of small insignificant tweaks to the engine. I don't understand why people praise it so much.
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Aside from the actual body, the R8 is an RS4 with a couple of small insignificant tweaks to the engine. I don't understand why people praise it so much.
Because it's a great car?
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DD I'd go with the Maserati. Weekend warrior I'd go with the Audi. Although I have a few Audi tech friends who say they have a few customers with DD R8's and love it. Much easier to live with than the other "supercars".
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      02-15-2010, 08:43 PM   #27
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      02-15-2010, 09:03 PM   #28
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      02-15-2010, 09:22 PM   #29
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I can't stand the Maserati GT so this one's easy for me: R8 FTMFW!
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      02-15-2010, 11:03 PM   #30
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Audi R8 is flashier, more exotic looks. But not really as beautiful as the Vantage or Maser GT.

The R8 has the cool factor of having the engine viewable through the glass like a lambo or ferrari. Whoever said the R8 is better than the Gallardo, wtf are you smoking.

The R8 has a great interior though and overall it's a more complete package, especially when you take into consideration, performance, than the Vantage or GT, but the Vantage and GT are classy and timeless in a way I think the R8 can not emulate and will eventually bee seen as obnoxious.

Audi probably gets the nod for reliability and maintenance costs over the aston and maser.

The Maserati Granturismo needs to be acknowledged a bit more for the fact that it seats 4 adults comfortably. Looking as good as it does... that's quite an achievement. Aston tried it and the Rapide is all right but not nearly as well done as the Vantage, which is the level the Maser GT is on.

Aston Vantage has very little room for luggage so the GT wins in this regard as well. So if someone wanted just one car, the Maser takes it.

But at this point you may already have other practical vehicles in which case it's just a matter of personal preference.

Like I said before, there are slight ups and downs of each like reliability, performance, beauty, but not so much difference in each where it overrides personal desire.

If you want more allure with the girls, the R8 might be #1 thanks to Iron Man and it's flashy looks and visible engine supercar characteristics. The Vantage also fares well thanks to James Bond. The Maserati will do good because it's on par with the Vantage for beauty + 2 seats.

Personally the R8 is a bit too flashy for my tastes and I'd have a difficult time choosing between the Aston and the Maserati.

But in response to the OP, Maserati Granturismo S over the Audi R8/V10 with no intention of tracking in mind.
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      02-15-2010, 11:08 PM   #31
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audi r8 v8 vs maser gt - i'll take the maser gt. audi r8 v10 vs maser gt - i'll take the audi.
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      02-15-2010, 11:14 PM   #32
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Just cause they are 100x more rare to see than a Masserati
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      02-15-2010, 11:17 PM   #33
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I'd go for the R8 as well. I just really like the styling that much more than the Maserati.
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      02-15-2010, 11:25 PM   #34
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R8, but same cars in that bracket, I would pick Aston Martin V8 Vantage
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      02-15-2010, 11:46 PM   #35
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I love both but if I had to pick one to buy, I'd probably chose the R8
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      02-16-2010, 01:02 AM   #36
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audi fanboy vs. unbiased car enthusiast
audi fanboy every time
Again we have someone with very little knowledge of the cars involved. Everyone is chosing the R8 for a reason, even the ones that might never have driven it, purely chosing it on reputation. But for those of us that have driven more of these supercars the R8 stand very much so at the top of the pile for both confidence and unflapable composure at the limit.
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Finally you can not compare Audi R8 and Maserati GranTurismo. They are completely different cars.

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R8 just look at it.
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that's a tough one for me. I'm in love with both cars.

I would pick the R8 though ...
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I'll pick the V10 R8 and then Twin Turbo it like Gallardos.

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Just cause they are 100x more rare to see than a Masserati
I don't know what your town is like, but I'll see 6 R8's before I see a Gran Turismo up here. R8's are everywhere, and they're sexy, but there's not much exclusivity to them. The Gran Turismo is a rare sight and therefore easier to lust over in my eyes.

Your statement also doesn't make much sense. "R8 is 100x more rare than a Maserati". Well, Gran Turismo is 10,000x more rare to see than an Audi.
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audi r8 hands down!
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