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      02-05-2024, 09:36 AM   #23
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so it looks like I finally found the right buyer for my 718 6MT and accepted an offer just waiting for title transfer from AZ to CA to complete the deal... (btw, that is whole other story and has been aggravating af and has held up the deal) anyways, now I'm once again starting to obsess over one of my old obsessions.. the Gen 1 Audi R8 and hopefully will be replacing the 718 for an R8 if I'm lucky but....for the price of a decent mile R8 V8 gated manual, there are some other choices that have peaked my interest and would offer a bit more peace of mind(warranty)

New C8 are nice and performance is crazy good bang for the buck, but def not as rare and special as an R8 and doesn't have a manual


Don't really need an insane HP 0-60 car as my M3P scratches that itch, just looking for a fun weekend car that will not lose much money on in the next 5 years or so....the R8 is the one car that might cost the most to maintain, but most likely be the one that appreciates in value in the next decade.
I realize this will be unpopular choice among the forum purist crowd, but if it were me I think I'd get a new C8. I have contemplated both choices (used R8 and new C8) and came to the conclusion "if" one could get (find) a base C8 - for at or near sticker price - it would be one helluva' bargain bang for the buck. Moreover, a used R8 is a little dated IMO from the perspective of technology. Don't get me wrong though, because I recognize the R8 (especially the later V10 variant) is also one helluva' capable car in almost any arena. However, the C8 lets you "laugh all the way to the bank", and if one were to purchase a new, base C8 at a decent price, the factory warranty provides some peace of mind. A low mileage, used C8, could also be considered IMO.
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      02-05-2024, 10:00 AM   #24
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Why do you want to ruin your car with "technology"? Other than a reverse camera it is all a distraction more than a help.
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Why do you guys want to ruin your sporty 911 with turbo chargers? I mean the TURBO model is fine, it's meant to be a fast Grand Tourer, but the GTS is the closest thing to a GT3 for DDing so why do I want turbo chargers ruining the experience?
What?

Have you ever owned a 911? I had 4 in a row 2 991.2 and 2 992's. Every single one of them had turbos. I had ZERO complaints with power delivery on any of them other than the GTS which I thought had the power band up to high. The sound of a 991.2 or 992 with sport cats made the turbos spool sing music to my ears.
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What?

Have you ever owned a 911? I had 4 in a row 2 991.2 and 2 992's. Every single one of them had turbos. I had ZERO complaints with power delivery on any of them other than the GTS which I thought had the power band up to high. The sound of a 991.2 or 992 with sport cats made the turbos spool sing music to my ears.
I have a Carrera S 997, turbo charger free as baby jesus intended. Each to his own, for the street I want something I need to wring out, having all that bottom end feels a bit..... soulless.
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I have a Carrera S 997, turbo charger free as baby jesus intended. Each to his own, for the street I want something I need to wring out, having all that bottom end feels a bit..... soulless.
We'll have to agree to disagree. The little turbos on the 991.2 give just the right amount of added low end torque but the engine still loves to rev. It feels very NA except with the ability to start really pulling away at 2k RPM.

For street driving I much prefer the little (ie: quick spool) turbo set up where you can use that extra torque carving 3rd gear corners, hitting traffic holes, on ramps, etc.
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We'll have to agree to disagree. The little turbos on the 991.2 give just the right amount of added low end torque but the engine still loves to rev. It feels very NA except with the ability to start really pulling away at 2k RPM.

For street driving I much prefer the little (ie: quick spool) turbo set up where you can use that extra torque carving 3rd gear corners, hitting traffic holes, on ramps, etc.
Thats exactly how I feel. I thought my 991.2 S was the most fun to drive. The 991.2 GTS was all mid and upper end power. Both of my 992 911's where simular to the 991.2 GTS. The base 992 911 was fun to drive too. It wasnt powerful enough for me. But it sure was fun keeping those baby snails spooling entering 3rd!

991.2 S was the perfect to me.
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It feels like you already know the car you want. You should just tell everyone you made up your mind and start looking for one now, if you haven't already started.
yea, it is the dream right now..... hoping this will be the final choice for awhile.

I get on these kicks every few years where I start obsessing about getting something new or different.....I think the hunt is half the fun
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The r8 is the only “special” car you’ve listed.
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      02-05-2024, 01:34 PM   #31
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The r8 is the only “special” car you’ve listed.
I agree, although all are great cars, the R8 is by far the rarest of the bunch and it is special.
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It feels like you already know the car you want. You should just tell everyone you made up your mind and start looking for one now, if you haven't already started.
This. Also, call Underground Racing and get the turbos ordered.
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The R8 gated would be fantastic but if i do remember correctly there's a huge, huge issue with the front end where it fails at a join in the chassis, it's like a $20K fix. Sorry does someone have a link to my gibberish?
My understanding is that Audi added reinforcements after 2009, and that it's quite rare overall. Some owners have added preventative welds, etc., however.
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R8 Gen 1 all day, every day. It still looks special til today. More so even than the R8 Gen 2.
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Never had an American car and never liked Corvettes but will have one, C8 Z06 or ZR1. I don't care one bit about that Euro thing and the testing shows the C8 bests the best that Europe has to offer. I don't particularly like its style but I never bought cars solely just because of their looks ever.
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MATE just down the road from me, 3K miles! AUTO unfortunately but at about $75K USD to your front door.... BARGAIN.

https://www.autotrader.ca/a/audi/r8/...%202N2&sprx=-1
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MATE just down the road from me, 3K miles! AUTO unfortunately but at about $75K USD to your front door.... BARGAIN.

https://www.autotrader.ca/a/audi/r8/...%202N2&sprx=-1

wow...that is a time capsule example right there!! got the alcantara interior ftw too

but sheeesh...never understood why someone selling a car would take such abslolutely terrible pictures, especially on a car like that.
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yea, it is the dream right now..... hoping this will be the final choice for awhile.

I get on these kicks every few years where I start obsessing about getting something new or different.....I think the hunt is half the fun
100% agree. I set my sights a little lower though. TBRL.
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Actually just looked at cars again since I'm starting a big project soon and will need a third car while I have my E82 locked up in my work space for a long time.

My list is similar to yours. I have no desire for a zupra after driving one. Hate the c8 rear end so that's out.

No particular order for me, but my top two are top two tied so maybe there IS an order
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Definitely the V8 R8. Perfect antidote for your other car, I think you will find it therapeutic.
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