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Offline AshSimmonds

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The thing that doesn't make sense is the 0.2 sec slower claimed acceleration to 100km/h.  10 horsepower out of 550 will be almost indiscernable and certainly won't account for a difference that big.  Perhaps they are comparing a manual 550 with an e-gear 560 - e-gear is almost certainly faster.  I'm guessing an e-gear 550 will be quicker than an e-gear 560.

2WD vs 4WD.



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Hard to think of all circumstances either would have an advantage, but it does sound like a case of 4WD traction vs. more steering feel.



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Lets just hope they've worked on the brakes too, because both the steel and ceramics on the LP560-4's we drove in Italy were horrible.

Nothing, nothing, nothing.....face slams into the wheel.



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30kg and less friction losses > traction advantage of AWD + 10hp.

Once rolling yeah, I think the jump from nought is where the RWD loses it's time, dunno.



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I haven't driven the LP560-4 but the old Gallardos were/are very stable but feel a bit dead through the steering due to the front drive.  I reckon the rear wheel drive will make it feel more like an F430 with a lighter feeling in the front end and more delicacy in the steering.  Not just a track special in other words.

The thing that doesn't make sense is the 0.2 sec slower claimed acceleration to 100km/h.  10 horsepower out of 550 will be almost indiscernable and certainly won't account for a difference that big.  Perhaps they are comparing a manual 550 with an e-gear 560 - e-gear is almost certainly faster.  I'm guessing an e-gear 550 will be quicker than an e-gear 560.

two wheel traction v 4?
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Once rolling yeah, I think the jump from nought is where the RWD loses it's time, dunno.

not just from nought either

the 4wd is an advantage at all times during the entire acceleration.

it's only dragging/costing fuel under cruise conditions, all other times, advantages outweigh disad's i terms of traction/grip.

The steering feel will be the biggest improvement on the 2WD version IMO....

that said, the biggest thing about the GT3 car we don't like is the steering feel!  :tilt: Vague and non linear assistance, and a reluctance to turn super quickly when you want to "snatch" the steering, should you want to.



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I reckon a Superleggera 2WD will come after the Valentino - and after that a completely new model will be due.



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But don't forget that only "skilled drivers can fully exploit the car's potential".  Surely that's code for "it's brutal and will punish you if you push it too hard" and "you'll be very emotional and thanking your lucky stars if you don't end up wrapped around a pole".  I'm guessing this is best kept as a track weapon.

I would say that people purchasing this car, it will not be their 1st 500 plus HP rear wheel drive weapon, so, I don't think that a 1st time exotic buying amature will be getting their hands on 1 to wrap around a pole.



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