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Killed by an r8

All of you that know me here know that I don't street race and have no experience.

Well today (just 30 minutes ago) on rt 84, I see this wide and low Audi coming from behind. The HID were grinning and were extremely long for each lens. That's another way you can tell that its not your typical Audi. He pulls along side, gives a grin and free revs the car befor taking off. His car was very very loud so I suspect some mods. Mine as you know engine wise is stock. We were going 65 when he reved it so before I knew it, he was 2 car lengths ahead. I then floored it but I was at 2800 rpms so the GTO did not pull quickly enough. It was short and very quick but he clearly was ahead. Before we came upon the cars ahead, he was not increasing his lead but he clearly got me.
Now I know why you guys mod these things. I felt like going to a speed shop today and getting a magnacharger.
Was probrably my inexperience and not being at the right rpms to take off faster.
Also though, that Audi was a black beast and sounded awesome. I've seen him before so he is local. Right now, I'm thinking of going back out there after dinner.....but probrably not.
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You need to take it easy on this. For one, that car costs about 4 times what you payed for your brand new GTO. Secondly, that does not even nearly count as a race. His car was loud, meaning he was obviously in his preferred RPM ready to pull on you, while you were cruising on a higher gear, and lower RPM. Everyone knows GTO's have an advantage from a roll at the right RPM, which you were not on. Next time try 4,000 RPM for a good jump.Don't make rational decisions like getting a Supercharger or anything. Remember there will always be someone faster than you.

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you kno, the right gear and a bottle of oh say, 100 shot n2o would have suprised that r8 =]


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I had the same experiance on the interstate about a month ago.. saw a mean mettalic blue audi r8 come up behind me.. so i thought i would show him what was up lol... but i thought wrong.. come to find out after doing a lil bit of research they come stock with a V10 pushing 518hp so dont feel bad for getting beat!
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I had the same experiance on the interstate about a month ago.. saw a mean mettalic blue audi r8 come up behind me.. so i thought i would show him what was up lol... but i thought wrong.. come to find out after doing a lil bit of research they come stock with a V10 pushing 518hp so dont feel bad for getting beat!
No they come with a V8 with 420hp and 317lb-ft of torque. The audi RS8 hasn't been produced yet, last i checked. That is the one with the V10.
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No they come with a V8 with 420hp and 317lb-ft of torque. The audi RS8 hasn't been produced yet, last i checked. That is the one with the V10.
Well in that case, next time you see him coming raspantienator do a 6-4 downshift and give 'em hell

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No they come with a V8 with 420hp and 317lb-ft of torque. The audi RS8 hasn't been produced yet, last i checked. That is the one with the V10.

Your right.. But the new 2010 has the V10 lol.
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You guys make alot of sense. The new r8 looks unbeleivable but the one I encountered was awesome enough.
I would have done the 3 horn thing if I had the chance. I'll make sure I'm ready rpm wise when I see him again.


Just wondering if a NOS system would void my extended warranty? If not, any good links you can share for one?
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You guys make alot of sense. The new r8 looks unbeleivable but the one I encountered was awesome enough.
I would have done the 3 horn thing if I had the chance. I'll make sure I'm ready rpm wise when I see him again.


Just wondering if a NOS system would void my extended warranty? If not, any good links you can share for one?
yes it would void your entire drivtrain warranty if you can not hide it from the dealer (ie red and blue endconnectors, NOS stickers (lol) and a strange looking TB plate. Now i am not saying it could not be hidden from the dealer but most techs would see nos system right away
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Then I'll just have to do the 6 to 4 downshift and give em' hell as REX said.
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