Originally Posted by codprawn
I am on about the sort of driving they use in tests etc to get the quickest 0-60mph times - you would NEVER drive a car like that day in day out - hence my comments about an auto can be quicker in the real world!!!
Competition and testing put stresses on cars that most people never will. The Stig managed to destroy TWO BMW M5 diffs on the track a few months ago - yes 2 cars and 2 knackered diffs!!!
I was present when 2 911s destroyed their clutches trying for record 0-60 times. And there were plenty of other cars doing exactly the same.
Maybe the NEW 911 turbo is 4wd - they never used to be - as to spinning the wheels like that at 5000rpm that is my whole point - too few revs and the engine will bog down - too many and you get excessive wheelspin or a stall - the only way with a 4wd turbo to get MAX acceleration is to slip the clutch to keep the boost up.
I don't think you quite grasp the difference between driving quickly and going for the last fraction whilst testing!!!
5 more lines of crap. your'e on a roll here:
1. I drive my car to the limit every day where and when safe to do so. This includes being a bit of a boy racer "off the lights" more frequently than a grown man should admit to. I also hammer the sh** out of the car round tracks v frequently with people far more knowledgable about cars than you and I and I can say with hand on heart that I drive the car to my (not the car's) limits pretty much every day. So your "you would NEVER drive a car like that day in day out" is just wrong. End of story.
2. M5 uses a seven speed sequential manual gearbox, an entirely different concept to either standard manual or auto boxes.
3. Clearly a professional day's testing then. Neither EVO magazine, Top Gear Magazine or Car magazine managed to screw up clutches when testing the 911 turbo or turbo s.
4. 911 turbo has been 4wd for some time - certainly the 993 and 996 have both been 4wd, although without doing codders google research I couldnt say if the 993 was the first turbo varient with 4wd. Either way its at least a decade.
5. Trust me codders, I do.