But still doesn't beat it on a handling course. There's to all the people that thought the GTR was just an AWD and dual clutch trick that could easily be repeated. Take a second car that's vastly quicker in a straight line and it still comes up short.
I'd wager that the car in magazine 1 is making more than 500bhp. Since when did 300bhp/ton get you from 60-100mph in 3.6s even with dual clutch. Hell, looking at rri.se I think even the 997.1 had more than 500bhp. Evo figured the Carrera GT at 3.8s 60-100mph. Granted that has a manual shift but it's only 1 change and it has over 440bhp/ton. At a guess the 997.2 in mag test 1 has nearer 600bhp.
apart from braking distance and slalom course the R8 is down on power and looks like it is kicking arse.. just wish Nissan made the GTR 300 kilos lighter,..i still have that inner smugness when i look at the price of the others and the company the GTR keeps..