Sure, but you're not gonna take either of them to the shops, or on a long journey, so the extra confort is a bit useless...
Again, race team engineers are not the same as performance specialists for road cars. I doubt i'll be surprised as I know who did the tuning however i'm not about to get the person who's conversation I overheard into trouble...
Most modern cars might spend a few weeks in a physical wind tunnel for aero fine tuning. The GT-R was in there for two years, much of it at Lotus in Norfolk, because it has one of the few facilities with a high-speed rolling road in the floor.
I'll give you that one...
http://www.svtperformance.com/forums/showthread.php?t=504696It's just a tweaked Viper. I drove my ACR 2400 miles home in July, and it handled the trip back very, very well. Hell, IMO, it drove better on the street than my 06 Viper coupe.
Yeah, but no one is going to buy the ACR and drive it every day. It's going to be wither someone who knows loads about cars, who will have enough money for another "city" car, and who will use this on the track, or it will be a rich guy who wants the fastest Viper and finds out it's not that great (he never drives it on the track), and uses something else instead.
I remember this same argument from when the GT-R beat the "lap record". It was explained to you then, I guess you must have forgotten.
Uhh, No. There is no comparing a bath tub with a racing seat to the closed roof production sports coupe. The ACR almost looks luxurious compared to the Radical.
Wow, they duct-taped some padding onto the edge of the roll cage. Luxury!
How could I forget "Donkervoort", indeed. Such an awe-inspiring name that exudes power, speed, and ferocity...wait.
No, I remember quite well, but I don't think the Viper is a 2+2.
Everyone seems to conveniently forget Donkervoort
I thought it was more to do with production numbers, whether or not the car was road legal (some people seemed to think it was important that the car was road legal in Germany - perhaps due to the track's status as a public road) and if it was still in production (current record).
except that you can't build an "ACR" yourself and they will not sell you the kit other than that your right on the money.
I though it was more about the size of the manufacturing company, if the car is built on a production line, if the car has a roof, and total production numbers of all models of that type. All as irrelevant as the number of seats.
By the way Radical make over 150 cars a year, the SR8 was road legal in Germany at the time the 6:55 was run and you can currently buy them new in Europe, the US, UAE, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Columbia.
The Donkervoort fails on the production status issue, they only made 25 D8 270 RSs.
How does the 2008 ACR stack up... is it even in production yet?