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  • Audi R8

    28 36.84%
  • Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

    48 63.16%
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Thread: R8 vs 8C

  1. #1
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    R8 vs 8C

    Audi R8

    Engine
    Type: V8
    Displacement cu in (cc): 254 (4163)
    Power bhp (kW) at RPM: 420(313) / 7800
    Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM: 317(430) / 4500
    Redline at RPM: 8250
    Brakes & Tires
    Brakes F/R: ABS, vented disc/vented disc
    Tires F-R: 235/35 R19 - 295/30 R19
    Driveline: All Wheel Drive
    Exterior Dimensions & Weight
    Length × Width × Height in: 172.8 × 74.1 × 48.8
    Weight lb (kg): 3434 (1558)
    Performance
    Acceleration 0-60 mph s: 4.4
    Top Speed mph (km/h): 187 (301)
    Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km): n.a.

    Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

    Engine
    Type: V8
    Displacement cu in (cc): 286 (4691)
    Power bhp (kW) at RPM: 450(336) / 7000
    Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM: 347(470) / 4750
    Redline at RPM: 7500
    Brakes & Tires
    Brakes F/R: ABS, vented disc/vented disc
    Tires F-R: 245/35 R20 - 285/35 R20
    Driveline: Rear Wheel Drive
    Exterior Dimensions & Weight
    Length × Width × Height in: n.a.
    Weight lb (kg): n.a.
    Performance
    Acceleration 0-60 mph s: n.a.
    Top Speed mph (km/h): n.a.
    Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km): n.a.

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    GTEK-i ..... i hate you ...... this is the most difficult poll to date. I won' cast ..

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    I choose 8C

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    i'm not taken with either.... i guess i'd take the R8
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    I'll take the 8C.
    Rockefella says:
    pat's sister is hawt
    David Fiset says:
    so is mine
    David Fiset says:
    do want

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    Heads R8, tails 8C. Heads it is. Yup, its the Rate for me.

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    8C all the way. Not even close in my eyes.

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    Until I read a good review of either car I'll have to go for the 8C, because of Audi's reputation for crap steering. The R8 looks awsome, but I don't like Audi commandeering the Gallardo chassis...it's just not right.

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    Imagine something that looked like the 8C, back in the old days, is supposed to look "Cutting Edge", modern at its time, miles ahead of its competitors. right? Something like the original Merc 300SL Gullwing.

    The conceptualisation of these two soon-to-be-produce cars is drastic.
    Alfa Romeo resurrected something that glorifies their past; but Audi is taking a wholly different approach, it wants to leap ahead of its time, it wants a glimpse into the future.

    I still prefer the 8C's looks, but i don't really buy these "Those-are-the-old-days" approach which is kinda overwhelming recently.

    I'd pick the 8C, but I'll pay my fullest respect to R8's development team.

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    R8. Don't like the looks of the Alfa..

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    Very good comparison, although I have to go with the Alfa. It's just as Vaigra likes to say 'Sinister Beauty'.
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    Another reason i didn't picked the R8 is that they deliberately placed it lower specced than Gallardo. And there's this Audi TT, which is supposed to be an icon; now with the emergence of R8, TT becomes some lousy facelift.

    What Audi should've done:

    Scrap this so called "New TT" and produce the R8 (Initially Audi Lemans) as the new TT, with a rear engine, ranging from 3.2Q till 4.2V8. Now with the conception of R8, there couldn't be a RS-TT. They put themselves into a rather embarressed situation, more embarassingly, slotting the otherwise very good 4.2V8 into the R8 instead of the phenomenal 5.0 V10.

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    I think it's too close to call, I can't decide.
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    Have to choose the 8C, even if I wasn't biased. The R8 looks good, but the Alfa... no words to describe it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jorismo
    Very good comparison, although I have to go with the Alfa. It's just as Vaigra likes to say 'Sinister Beauty'.
    The Sinister Beauty was for my RS4 avatars, but I guess it applies to these two cars too
    I'd take the R8.
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