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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would add tho that for real world driving on the Derbyshire roads I thrash round the R8 is better than the 993 was as a package and I don't think a 911 turbo would be any faster having driven both on the same roads. No lag, instant torque and stand up brakes. You don't drive with the back end sliding out there Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Very interesting thread ... I've been looking at these more and more of late; love the design, but just wondering if I can live with the drop in torque after having 911 turbos for the past 5 years .... Dont know

Yours looks fantastic by the way Thumb


Your welcome to have a go in mine if you'd like to try one, drop me a pm if you like.


That's an incredibly kind offer Chris - thank you very much, I may well take you up on it (but will PM you to keep this thread clear)

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I don't blame anyone for trying one but don't know anyone who kept one. They scratch an itch and thats about it. We had two of the first in the country when they first came out, flipped one in a week for a healthy markup and the other after a month above list but never had the desire to own personally.

Try scratching a 981 itch, I've been blown away by them. Cayman would be more fun to own / drive than an R8 hardtop and look just as good IMHO. I've had more positive attention than the R8 which is surprising.


Another good call; the 981's certainly look fantastic ... again I wonder about living with the power drop though ... but then again I do fancy a change from a forced-induction motor Confused

If I could stretch to a V10 R8 then my mind would be made up (never had a V10, but drove the R8 V10 Spyder at an Audi promo day at Millbrook proving ground a few years back and it was great; the noise was sublime!)

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I don't blame anyone for trying one but don't know anyone who kept one. They scratch an itch and thats about it. We had two of the first in the country when they first came out, flipped one in a week for a healthy markup and the other after a month above list but never had the desire to own personally.

Try scratching a 981 itch, I've been blown away by them. Cayman would be more fun to own / drive than an R8 hardtop and look just as good IMHO. I've had more positive attention than the R8 which is surprising.


Another good call; the 981's certainly look fantastic ... again I wonder about living with the power drop though ... but then again I do fancy a change from a forced-induction motor Confused

If I could stretch to a V10 R8 then my mind would be made up (never had a V10, but drove the R8 V10 Spyder at an Audi promo day at Millbrook proving ground a few years back and it was great; the noise was sublime!)

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Yes depending on your budget a v10 would be nice, 500bhp or 600bhp depending on price etc. i'd certainly consider one. Drop me a pm anytime anyway. The car will be at the Silverstone Classic this summer with a few other R8 owners too.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ChrisT70 wrote:
I would add tho that for real world driving on the Derbyshire roads I thrash round the R8 is better than the 993 was as a package and I don't think a 911 turbo would be any faster having driven both on the same roads. No lag, instant torque and stand up brakes. You don't drive with the back end sliding out there Smile


depends on what your definition of "better" is. In most subjective ways of course it is, but in other ways not. I driven much faster / better handling cars on country roads and not had as much fun as the 993, size is a big part of that. Every car is different and I've tried / driven most so I encourage anyone to own / drive as many cars as you can Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonttt wrote:
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I would add tho that for real world driving on the Derbyshire roads I thrash round the R8 is better than the 993 was as a package and I don't think a 911 turbo would be any faster having driven both on the same roads. No lag, instant torque and stand up brakes. You don't drive with the back end sliding out there Smile


depends on what your definition of "better" is. In most subjective ways of course it is, but in other ways not. I driven much faster / better handling cars on country roads and not had as much fun as the 993, size is a big part of that. Every car is different and I've tried / driven most so I encourage anyone to own / drive as many cars as you can Thumb

Fair point about trying loads of cars. The R8 must be my 40th or so.

My mr2 roadster on coil overs is fun on Derbyshire lanes, despite having 130bhp max probably.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ChrisT70 wrote:
DeathStar wrote:
jonttt wrote:
I don't blame anyone for trying one but don't know anyone who kept one. They scratch an itch and thats about it. We had two of the first in the country when they first came out, flipped one in a week for a healthy markup and the other after a month above list but never had the desire to own personally.

Try scratching a 981 itch, I've been blown away by them. Cayman would be more fun to own / drive than an R8 hardtop and look just as good IMHO. I've had more positive attention than the R8 which is surprising.


Another good call; the 981's certainly look fantastic ... again I wonder about living with the power drop though ... but then again I do fancy a change from a forced-induction motor Confused

If I could stretch to a V10 R8 then my mind would be made up (never had a V10, but drove the R8 V10 Spyder at an Audi promo day at Millbrook proving ground a few years back and it was great; the noise was sublime!)

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Yes depending on your budget a v10 would be nice, 500bhp or 600bhp depending on price etc. i'd certainly consider one. Drop me a pm anytime anyway. The car will be at the Silverstone Classic this summer with a few other R8 owners too.


Cool - I live not far from Silverstone; what day(s) will you be there? ... I'll pop along and say 'hi' Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sun 30th July I believe
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did the same. Here's mine. Had it for just over a month and have loved every single drive 1500 miles so far. thumbsup
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one. Spec?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Nice one. Spec?


Hi chris,
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£15k in total i think but the only thing missing was B&O
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

V nice. Are they HRE alloys?
Mini R8 meet at Silverstone classic if you fancy it later in summer?

The B&O stereo in mine has been upgraded with another amp and sub behind the seats, I'm not the works biggest audiophile but it is stunning sounding. I'm looking forward to a full day out in mine on Sunday. Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Chris!

Heading to a wedding in the countryside today so hoping for a good run!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd love to drive one, a little out my budget unfortunately Sad
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jay. wrote:
I'd love to drive one, a little out my budget unfortunately Sad

Your can pick up lower spec or higher mileage cars from £40k or so now. 50 ish is about where the really nice ones are at then sky's your limit upto £137k for the new V10+
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There was a new V10 convertible at Preston Supercars on Sunday, white/black trim with red interior. It did look pretty cool and the new active display brings it up to date Thumb
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I have had the R8 V8 manual for more than a year. It has a Milltek exhaust; the sound is intoxicating. Amazing car to drive; lots of attention though.
Precise and sharp handling.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have had the R8 V8 manual for more than a year. It has a Milltek exhaust; the sound is intoxicating. Amazing car to drive; lots of attention though.
Precise and sharp handling.


I've enjoyed mine too last year. A decent exhaust makes all the difference.
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