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View Poll Results: Which car would you pick?
2016 Audi R8 V10 Plus 13 68.42%
2016 Porsche 911 Turbo S 6 31.58%
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Old Dec 19, 2015, 04:04 PM   #1
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Default 2016 Audi R8 V10 Plus vs. 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo S

Which car would you pick? I'd most likely go for the new R8 V10 Plus for the following reasons:

1. N/A V10 with a high rpm redline.
2. Mid-engine instead of rear-engine.
3. Much better sound.
4. More "visceral" (the 911 Turbo S is bit of a softy in most ways).
5. Faster or at least as fast.

I'm sure there are more than I am not thinking of right now.

Note: I'm talking about the 991.2 Turbo S (facelifted) that has 580 hp.
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Old Dec 20, 2015, 03:38 PM   #2
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probably an Audi R8, cuz it it gots a more exotic supercar look to it.
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Well the Porsche is a better car just about in every way. I doubt the R8 would be faster then even the current 911 Turbo let alone the new one. Sound is debatable but I'd give a slight edge to the R8. But the R8 is one of the prettiest cars ever made IMO so this wouldn't even be close, R8 all day every day.

Now the only problem is the new R8 is coming out in the next 6 months. Although I happen to see it at the Auto Show a month back and it just wasn't as nice. The back end is very nice but the front end looks all squished up and out of proportion.
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Old Dec 21, 2015, 11:35 AM   #5
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What do you plan to do with the car? If the car will never see a race track, Audi without a doubt. It's a much better "around the town" car. The Porsche is the better handling car out of the box, but it won't matter if you aren't at a track. Even "canyon driving" as some do won't show the differences.
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What do you plan to do with the car? If the car will never see a race track, Audi without a doubt. It's a much better "around the town" car. The Porsche is the better handling car out of the box, but it won't matter if you aren't at a track. Even "canyon driving" as some do won't show the differences.
IMHO, The Porsche is more practical as a daily driver, having more cargo capacity and a 2+2 configuration that makes it possible to carry two adults or a couple kids in the back.

With the right tires, I would take the 911 over the R8 in winter as well.

And why not pick the one that is not only faster but handles better? who cares if you never take it to the track.
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I don't see how it could be anything but a flawed design, the weight is entirely in the wrong place. But, after 50 years of engineering...they simply made it work. The evidence of this is in the Cayman, as already mentioned.
Go spend a weekend driving one and let me know if the word flawed is the first thing comes to mind.

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Go spend a weekend driving one and let me know if the word flawed is the first thing comes to mind.
People like driving Porsche's because they are sheep. Pure and simple. Again, I am one of those sheep, but there is nothing technically ground breaking with their design and no one is following it. They've kept it that way as that's what the heritage expects. Just like we'll never see a mid-engine Corvette as that's not what the owners expect. They add more electronics to make it "better", but that's just putting more lipstick on a pig.
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Go spend a weekend driving one and let me know if the word flawed is the first thing comes to mind.

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You're missing the point. As Mahjik mentioned, the design itself is fundamentally flawed. After 50 years of engineering and redesigning the car around the PROBLEM, they finally got it under control.

You basically said it yourself:
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The flawed design theory was true in the early 60's, since then with wider wheels, tires, a longer wheelbase and technology has changed that. Longer and wider over time making it easier to move and much more stable
Other cars may have also had design changes, but not with the problems inherent in the early Porsche's. The other cars didn't have the reputation that the early 70's Turbos did when hustled around turns.
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Which car would you pick? I'd most likely go for the new R8 V10 Plus for the following reasons:

1. N/A V10 with a high rpm redline.
2. Mid-engine instead of rear-engine.
3. Much better sound.
4. More "visceral" (the 911 Turbo S is bit of a softy in most ways).
5. Faster or at least as fast.

I'm sure there are more than I am not thinking of right now.

Note: I'm talking about the 991.2 Turbo S (facelifted) that has 580 hp.
Seems like you like the Audi better. Go with whatever gives you the fizz
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They had the issue figured out by 1968. I didn't miss the point.

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People like driving Porsche's because they are sheep. Pure and simple. Again, I am one of those sheep, but there is nothing technically ground breaking with their design and no one is following it. They've kept it that way as that's what the heritage expects. Just like we'll never see a mid-engine Corvette as that's not what the owners expect. They add more electronics to make it "better", but that's just putting more lipstick on a pig.
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If AWD is not a requirement (but it might be), the McLaren is what I would do before either of the other two listed.


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I do like 911's.. I'm thinking about building a race car for a German racing series using a 996 (since they can be found cheap).
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I don't really like how the 570S looks. Might grow on me though.

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Sounds like you are still favoring the Audi. FWIW, while I'm too cheap to buy a new one, I do wish I had went ahead an gotten a slightly used one instead of my Jaguar.
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Any thoughts of adding in the MB into your possible choices?
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No glorified beetle for me. Also, N/A V-10 = tits.
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