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    Re: Audi R8_Top Gear-Stig time...

    My problem with Top Gear, Fifth Gear, and even the AutoCar videos is that the onboard cameras tend to face the drivers rather than sitting between the driver and passenger seats to allow the audience to see what is going on ahead. I prefer watching a driver work his way around the corner through the steering wheel and how it relates from his perspective.

    I hate when they say, "The car has a hint of understeer" and all we get is an outside shot of the car eagerly entering into a corner. It would be awesome if we could see it happen from almost the same perspective of the driver. Doing this when the Stig does his fastlap would be exciting and a sense of speed might be better appreciated. This is why I love watching Best MOTORing videos. The UK shows have more entertainment value with the added drama but I am not here to watch them talk to the camera. I'd rather see what they are seeing. Just my point of view.

    Re: Audi R8_Top Gear-Stig time...

    easy_rider911 said:
    I don't accept that Top Gear lap times are in general comparable. Although there have been only 2 Stigs so far (which helps consistency), the problem is that the weather and track conditions vary enormously from one show to the next...if there is heavy rain, that can easily add 3-5 seconds onto the lap time...this makes any comparison from one week to the next meaningless...

    However the 997S and R8 laps presumably happened at different times on the same day. Not so meaningless in this case except that the track hadn't dried out all that much when the 997S went round whereas the surface water had dried up quite a bit by the time the R8 went round.

    C2S = 2wd
    R8 = 4wd

    The track would have been a bit wet for both cars laps, obviously 2wd on a track with puddles is going to have a bigger impact than for 4wd cars.

    Re: Audi R8_Top Gear-Stig time...

    BjoernB said:
    John H said:

    Clarkson finally gets Hammond to admit the R8 is a better car than his beloved 997 C2S.... Doh


    Of what I know Hamster is driving a 997TT now...

    Source please - thanks..



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