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      05-15-2010, 03:26 PM   #23
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I busted out laughing at the 1st vid of them racing when the M3 started to reel them in.

The R8 went slighlty before the cones in the first race but the M3 still caught him! This was an R Tronic transmission v manual as well, DCT would seriously spoil a V8 R8's day on the autobahn, the M3's top end is brutal! The R8 however has a road presence that the M3 can only dream of and the handling is even better than the M3, it is quite a car and a definate upgrade on an M3, although the fact that the
M3 can compete in many areas with much more expensive machinery shows what a true bargain it is.
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I love the R8 but I love my M too. Congrats.
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I don t consider an upgrade what u've bought... Maybe a v10 model, but not with v8 engine...
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"He is coming. Floor it."


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      05-16-2010, 06:06 AM   #29
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      05-16-2010, 06:21 AM   #30
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Nice car. I always wondered why folks go from an M3 to a 2-seater. The main reason I bought my E92 M3 is because it can fit four people, otherwise I would have held onto my modified RX-7, which was faster, better performing, better looking, and cheaper

Also, why a V8? It's performance isn't much different from the M3, except for when you NEED the AWD. I'm going to come out with a new drink called V10, just so people like you could knock yourself on the head and say "Wow!, I coulda have a V10!"

Joking aside, congrats on the car.
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The R8 however has a road presence that the M3 can only dream of and the handling is even better than the M3, it is quite a car and a definate upgrade on an M3, although the fact that the
M3 can compete in many areas with much more expensive machinery shows what a true bargain it is.
Yes. The 135i can just dream of being so comfortable, having so much space and being so fast as a X5 M.
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Awesome car and definate upgrade, the R8 is a beautiful machine and although its not that important, for your info E9X is faster in a straight line

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      05-16-2010, 08:03 AM   #33
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Congrats on the R8. I think it's a beautiful car but just too impractical for me.
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I don t consider an upgrade what u've bought... Maybe a v10 model, but not with v8 engine...
Let us know when you've lived with either of these cars. Until then you are limited to reviewing Jettas.
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      05-16-2010, 09:14 AM   #35
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) I drove an S8 v10 with ceramic brakes, did u?!
Also a SLK 55 AMG and 400 hp EVO IX...
If u have arguments to post just write them or go to sllep if u are bored!
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) I drove an S8 v10 with ceramic brakes, did u?!
Also a SLK 55 AMG and 400 hp EVO IX...
If u have arguments to post just write them or go to sllep if u are bored!
Let me guess...you worked as a valet at a club?

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A friend has a tuning shop...
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Beautiful car. By far one of my favorites. Pictures does not even do them justice.

Here are some pics of one race ready and one convertible Audi.
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Nice Lamborghini, er, I mean Audi

Until they make one with 4 seats, it's not a replacement for an M3.
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Yes. The 135i can just dream of being so comfortable, having so much space and being so fast as a X5 M.
The OP has gone from a V8 powered performance car to another V8 performance car, 135i, X5 M... what are you on about
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R8 is sexier than m3 but just by a tad
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LOL @ you
OP talked about his 'butt dyno' in relation to straight line speed of his old car compared to the R8 - so i posted up the vid Instead of posting pathetic catchphrases why dont you contribute something to the thread.

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One doesn't have to hate ANY other car to appreciate his own. I hope you really enjoy that R8 and wish you well.

I think the R8 is an awesome looking car and in the "super car" category as I assess it. I'll say this about the M3 though, whenever I see a comparison where it loses, I can't help but think it's still very practical and doesn't lose by much, especially when factoring in the price.
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One doesn't have to hate ANY other car to appreciate his own. I hope you really enjoy that R8 and wish you well.

I think the R8 is an awesome looking car and in the "super car" category as I assess it. I'll say this about the M3 though, whenever I see a comparison where it loses, I can't help but think it's still very practical and doesn't lose by much, especially when factoring in the price.
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