On hybrids its often not like a conventional 4 wheel drive system.I really like the idea of a hybrid 4wd, I would like to see exactly how they have implemented it. It must be a small system to keep the weight down..
what a poor comment on the r8 re having to drive one to realise how 'good it is'
the r8 is nothing special' I would have to disagree with this comment I'm not a big Audi fan but they are Amazing to drive.
1) a tuned TTRS wipes the floor with an r8 (and im talking stage 1 revo -see youtube)
(as some of you know I had a deposit for the TTRS and am well researched in that area)
So you are comparing a Standard car to a Modified car? I wouldn't say it would wipe the floor with a R8 not even with a V8 R8, TTRS are a nice car but they aren't amazingly fast yes on a country road they are but mose cars with a good driver behind the wheel will also be quick on country roads but on open straights TTRS VS V8 R8= R8 would win hands downs every time.
2) a BMW m3 (which i consider a fairly bog standard fast saloon) has the same
hp and is as fast if not faster..
Top Gear Lap Time
Audi R8 1.24.4
M3 Saloon 1.25.3 - Slower than a R8 V8?
BMW 1M has a lot less power than a M3 Saloon and is still faster round the track 1.25.0
4) my dad had a GTR and that absolutely destroyed the r8 at every level
The R8 and the GTR are both amazing cars but you can't compare them just because they are both fast doesn't mean they are in the same category, if you were going to compare a R8 with a GTR it would have to be the R8 GT and that vs GTR round a track would be very close.
The r8 V10 however is a different kettle of fish..