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      09-11-2013, 04:23 PM   #23
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Frankly, I don't know why other manufacturers try to make performance cars when they know Porsche exists. There are only two types of cars...Porsches and non-Porsches.
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Frankly, I don't know why other manufacturers try to make performance cars when they know Porsche exists. There are only two types of cars...Porsches and non-Porsches.
You should change your screen name to "non-Porsche."
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Very cool car, but slightly less impressive to me when you consider its $929,000 price tag. Yikes!
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Very cool car, but slightly less impressive to me when you consider its $929,000 price tag. Yikes!
Agreed. For $929K, I'd want it to go under 6:40.
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Very cool car, but slightly less impressive to me when you consider its $929,000 price tag. Yikes!
It is a bargain next to the P1 and La Ferrari.
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For some reason, I thought the LF-A video was more entertaining. The guy on the Lexus looked like he was on the edge of crashing at every turn and the 918 looked like it could've gone even faster if pushed a little harder. I also like the V10 sound more.

This makes the 375K LF-A seem like a bargain. Come to think of it, I'd rather get the LF-A and a decent house on the side. LOL

But, still, congrats to Porsche for breaking the 7 minute barrier.
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      09-12-2013, 01:50 AM   #30
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I'm not a huge fan of porsche but i want that 918 in my garage lol
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It is a bargain next to the P1 and La Ferrari.
The McLaren P1 will DEMOLISH the 918's Nordschleife record.
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      09-12-2013, 09:08 AM   #32
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It would be so much more interesting if he actually had to shift the car manually. Impressive nonetheless.
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It would be so much more interesting if he actually had to shift the car manually. Impressive nonetheless.
At that kind of speed and with that power, what's the point? Do you think F1 drivers should do the same MT are absolutely more fun, but I don't see how you can argue with PDK on a supercar like that.
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At that kind of speed and with that power, what's the point? Do you think F1 drivers should do the same MT are absolutely more fun, but I don't see how you can argue with PDK on a supercar like that.

I was simply thinking to at least use the paddles
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      09-12-2013, 09:31 AM   #35
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The McLaren P1 will DEMOLISH the 918's Nordschleife record.
No it wont. Theyve already said the P1 is ~7:04.
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Very impressive but the price tag is way up there.
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Just curious... would a 2nd lap be slower? The reason I ask is because the right-hand gauge shows "BOOST" which I assume is the amount of power left in the batteries from the KERS-like regenerative braking. It starts off at maximum (I assume they fully charged it before letting it out) and throughout the lap it eventually reaches zero (i.e. you use more boost than you can regenerate from braking). Also I noticed him fiddling with some settings on the steering wheel near the end on the straight - could that be him turning off the electric assist to save it for the last few turns on corner exit?
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No it wont. Theyve already said the P1 is ~7:04.
Wrong Groupie. Ron Dennis guaranteed a sub 7 minute time...with his mom driving.





(ok...so i made up the part about his mom)
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      09-12-2013, 10:56 AM   #39
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The McLaren P1 will DEMOLISH the 918's Nordschleife record.
Apparently McLaren only managed a 7:04 with the P1.

But they do think it will go quicker.
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      09-12-2013, 11:47 AM   #40
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Wrong Groupie. Ron Dennis guaranteed a sub 7 minute time...with his mom driving.





(ok...so i made up the part about his mom)
Either way, Porsche way the first to break 7 mins with a street legal car so no matter what, they will be playing second fiddle like everyone does. And mind, you the 918 isnt full production yet so Im sure Porsche will also shave more time.

And I doubt the P1 will be able to beat even this time given its run 7:04. 7 seconds on a sub 6 minute lap is a lifetime.
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Either way, Porsche way the first to break 7 mins with a street legal car so no matter what, they will be playing second fiddle like everyone does. And mind, you the 918 isnt full production yet so Im sure Porsche will also shave more time.

And I doubt the P1 will be able to beat even this time given its run 7:04. 7 seconds on a sub 6 minute lap is a lifetime.
Agreed. Any other supercar should be shamed to show face on The Ring going forward. Porsche owns it now...all other performance cars are for peasants. Porsche is and always will be the king on Nurburgring with this milestone on their hands.

There is no substitute.
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      09-12-2013, 02:15 PM   #42
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One more and they can decide who will be the pivot man.
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      09-15-2013, 07:34 PM   #44
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Oh, so all the Porsche phags dwell here now?

Funny, I can't wait to see another bargain supercar like the gtr or corvette rape the 918 so we can hear all kinds of bitching from Porsche on how the cars must have been tweaked for racing and cheated on their lap times.

Lol @ Porsche being king of the ring. It is not kings who are remembered the most, but those who dethrone the king and claim the crown for themselves.
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