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    Top Gear - AMV8 vs M6 vs 911 C2S

    Quite an interesting show!
    For those who hasn't seen it, here's a quick summary

    The AMV8 is beautiful inside and out but ultimately quite disappointing to drive (slow according to all 3 presenters), albeit the fantastic noise it makes.

    The M6 is amazingly fast but it's aesthetically challenged - i think most of us'd agree..Apparently the 501bhp has to be accessed through the idrive system and it's a bit long winded to set up etc.

    The 911 (997 C2S with PCCB) has the least number of hourses on paper but the best to drive.

    They got the stig drive all 3 on a section of the road going across the island (Isle of Man?)
    The AMV8 and the M6 set almost identical times (around 1:46) with avg speed of about 75mph, while the 911 was almost 10 secs faster with an ave speed almost 10mph faster!

    They reckon the 911 is sets the best time because of the brakes....

    As predicted, Jeremy Clarkson still said he'd go for the AMV8 but the other 2 opted for the 911! Good choice.
    So the 911 won the test!

    Interesting point made by James May though in the end. He said that the Jag that follows the Aston is always the better car - something that has held true since the 1950's....

    Re: Top Gear - AMV8 vs M6 vs 911 C2S

    Hopefully, Betz will decide to supercharge the AMV8. . . .

    Re: Top Gear - AMV8 vs M6 vs 911 C2S

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    Al Pettee said:
    Hopefully, Betz will decide to supercharge the AMV8. . . .



    Ultimately that would certainly help, but it seems it's lacking in the dynamics dept compared the the 911. How about a more aggressive suspension setup (and a supercharger)?

    - J

    Re: Top Gear - AMV8 vs M6 vs 911 C2S

    Way to go 997!

    The Aston is beautiful no matter how its performance compares to the Porsche.

    Re: Top Gear - AMV8 vs M6 vs 911 C2S

    As I mentioned before, the 911 will certainly trump everything else when it comes to wet traction, but the AMV8 still seems a bit of a disappointment. Don't think anyone was expecting miracles, but it does seem far behind.

    Perhaps its current state of tune is more comparable to a standard 997S w/o PCCB and just PASM, and Aston has no interest in going more hardcore.

    - J

    Re: Top Gear - AMV8 vs M6 vs 911 C2S

    as we all know! brits always over rate their own crap! even they know their Queen is a BBiatch!

     
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