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Offline 916senna

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They need to compare the Speciale to the Nismo GTR.

Apples to apples.
I tend to agree, all to often these comparisons are not the equivalent versions of the cars.
The speciale is the lightweight souped up donkey, the GTR's equivalent so to speak is the standard 458.



Offline Horse

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I tend to agree, all to often these comparisons are not the equivalent versions of the cars.
The speciale is the lightweight souped up donkey, the GTR's equivalent so to speak is the standard 458.

Yep, and really, anyone looking at buying a Speciale would not even think of looking at the GTR.
Why such a long face?



Offline 360c

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What tyres are on a Speciale? IF they're sticky, that could be a couple of seconds pretty easily, which would make the GTR rather special.

They are sticky; but not full blown R tyres. Ferrari stipulated that they wanted a tyre that would be good in the wet as well as the dry so the semi race stuff was off the table.



Offline 916senna

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Yep, and really, anyone looking at buying a Speciale would not even think of looking at the GTR.
Agreed, it only takes a chip and the fezza is toast :mischief:



Offline 360c

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I tend to agree, all to often these comparisons are not the equivalent versions of the cars.
The speciale is the lightweight souped up donkey, the GTR's equivalent so to speak is the standard 458.

True; but from what I have read the Nismo jigger isn't a great leap forward from the normal GTR.
I suspect the Speciale isn't as far removed from a base Italia as the Scuderia was from a normal 430 either.
I'll be doing some more research to confirm my suspicions very soon :p



Offline 360c

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Agreed, it only takes a chip and the fezza is toast :mischief:

For about 15 mins until the GTR eats some vital drivetrain component and dies.



Offline blackr35


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For about 15 mins until the GTR eats some vital drivetrain component and dies.

Yes - but 100000+ kms later 8-/




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:thumbsup:  Try that in your fancy Ferrari. :)

Take the challenge M! Can you hit the 100K in 3 years?
Roll on summer



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Take the challenge M! Can you hit the 100K in 3 years?

Across several cars, easy. In one car, no. :)



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