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Old 07-16-2014, 10:09 AM
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Is the flat tire indicator illuminated? O(
Wonder if the system can't read over a certain speed, seemed to come on and than go back off once the speed dropped
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by rosenbergendo View Post
918 faster 0-100 and then both LaFerrari and P1 are quicker. P1 likely could not last on full Ring run with battery boost while LaFerrari will come out with a time that is well below 6:57.
McLaren were the ones who claimed the sub 7:00 Ring time for the car; seems like an embarrassing engineering snafu if their ERS can't last a full lap. As for the Ferrari, we'll see what kind of Ring numbers it actually posts, if and when it ever does. That aside, what I find amusing is when people say the 918 is "slow" and "not in the same league" when compared to the other two cars. That will be determined only by head to head match ups, and real world numbers, not hype. My $.02....
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:15 PM
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i certainly hope the F is faster given the greater price.
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Old 07-16-2014, 02:30 PM
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Both are far more expensive, but neither have raw data yet, only claims. I don't doubt it is possible at all, but so far nothing solid. Ferrari is claiming a 6:35 ring time, but again, still just a claim.
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Old 07-16-2014, 02:39 PM
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Given then fact that McLaren nor Ferrari will not post ring times and Ferrari forbids the use of performance measuring devices in their cars tells me all I need to know. Ya ya, the 918 is heaveir. Just like the heavier GTR has been kicking the crap out of super cars for years. They all have outrageous power. Traction and agility will be better on the 918. It will beat the P1 and the La Ferrari on the Nurburgring and most other tracks as well. IMO.
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It won't be long till GT board or shmee300 has them in a drag race.
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Old 07-16-2014, 03:12 PM
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amazing indeed but I would be pissed at the rev counter needle flicking like that!
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:31 PM
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Compared to LaFerrari and P1, the 918 is slow and not in the same league. Still a cool car though.
Wow, all you Porsche die hards hate me for posting that.

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Old 07-16-2014, 08:36 PM
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Page 64 to be exact.
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:37 PM
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But yes, more objective head to head road tests will be needed.
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by kyrocks View Post
Wow, all you Porsche die hards hate me for posting that.

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Page 64 to be exact.
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But yes, more objective head to head road tests will be needed.
I really think it's splitting hairs when you compare hyper cars like these, but hey, if the objective numbers, as opposed to a bunch of subjective blither-blather from R&T (and yes, I know it's Chris Harris) support the assertion that the 918 doesn't deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence with the other two, then so be it. Thing is, except for the Porsche, I haven't seen any of those numbers.....yet.
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I wonder how many of these cars will ever see a track?
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Old 07-17-2014, 07:17 AM
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we have 23 ordered 918's so far in the Dubai


to put that in perspective, we have 14 991 GT'3 in total.

some have taken delivery already
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:38 AM
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I would not be surprised if the 918 will out perform the Ferrari and P1. Porsche always post very good numbers but I still think the other two are better looking/more exotic
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Old 07-17-2014, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Jimmy-D View Post
I would not be surprised if the 918 will out perform the Ferrari and P1. Porsche always post very good numbers but I still think the other two are better looking/more exotic
I agree that the Porsche will acquit itself very well.

The Ferrari looks fantastic in pictures. In person, I was underwhelmed by the P1 and very impressed by the 918. The 918's styling is true to it's no nonsense, form follows function Teutonic heritage and the other cars are true to their marques as well. I have my preferences, but it's all very subjective.
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