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      10-21-2016, 04:38 PM   #1
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C&D 2016 i8 - Instrumented Test

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C/D TEST RESULTS:

Zero to 60 mph: 4.0 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 9.8 sec
Zero to 130 mph: 17.7 sec
Zero to 150 mph: 27.0 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 4.9 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph: 2.5 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph: 3.0 sec
Standing -mile: 12.5 sec @ 113 mph
Top speed (governor limited): 156 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph: 163 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.95 g
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Great post, I'd say the article matches up w my driving experience. Shame all of our cars here in the US have to weigh more than the European counterparts.
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      10-24-2016, 02:45 PM   #3
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That was a great read!
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I like my i8 but come again: "Delivers the same acceleration we've experienced in the Porsche 911 Turbo".

Yeah so what year 911 Turbo? It was 20 years ago the last time a Porsche Turbo did something like 12.5 in the quarter mile. Any model since 2010 has done the quarter mile in mid-high 10's at nearly 130mph.

The acceleration difference is so massive between these two cars that in any kind of race it would seem as if the i8 was literally standing still.
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I like my i8 but come again: "Delivers the same acceleration we've experienced in the Porsche 911 Turbo".

Yeah so what year 911 Turbo? It was 20 years ago the last time a Porsche Turbo did something like 12.5 in the quarter mile. Any model since 2010 has done the quarter mile in mid-high 10's at nearly 130mph.

The acceleration difference is so massive between these two cars that in any kind of race it would seem as if the i8 was literally standing still.
That quote had me thinking I've been driving the car in the wrong mode the whole time.
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      10-24-2016, 09:41 PM   #6
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That quote had me thinking I've been driving the car in the wrong mode the whole time.
Insane Mode? Just a $15k option.

Hell...I woulda bought it...
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      10-25-2016, 06:26 AM   #7
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I got a newsletter from these guys too, you forestalled than me,well done
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Last year, they recorded a 0-60 run in 3.6 secs and eclipsed the 1/4 mile in 12.1 secs @ 116 MPH. Pretty impressive!

http://media.caranddriver.com/files/...march-2015.pdf

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...ay-test-review
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      10-25-2016, 10:38 AM   #9
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I like my i8 but come again: "Delivers the same acceleration we've experienced in the Porsche 911 Turbo".

Yeah so what year 911 Turbo? It was 20 years ago the last time a Porsche Turbo did something like 12.5 in the quarter mile. Any model since 2010 has done the quarter mile in mid-high 10's at nearly 130mph.

The acceleration difference is so massive between these two cars that in any kind of race it would seem as if the i8 was literally standing still.
To be precise, they didn't say "same accelaration". They said "same kind of sustained acceleration". To me that doesn't mean they're equally fast, just similar in character of how the acceleration is delivered - in a sustained, constant-pull fashion.
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To be precise, they didn't say "same accelaration". They said "same kind of sustained acceleration". To me that doesn't mean they're equally fast, just similar in character of how the acceleration is delivered - in a sustained, constant-pull fashion.
The accel of an i8 and any Porsche Turbo made in this decade couldn't be more different. The Porsche Turbo has lag. The i8 has none. The Porsche Turbo at WOT will press you back in your seat in mind-numbing ferocity and pull brutally hard to redline. The i8 has a bit (not a lot) of initial torque so it presses you back in your seat (gently) and then completely dies off above 4,500 RPM. Sorry the author is wrong and that's why I pointed it out.
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Read the full test and review: http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...i8-test-review

C/D TEST RESULTS:

Zero to 60 mph: 4.0 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 9.8 sec
Zero to 130 mph: 17.7 sec
Zero to 150 mph: 27.0 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 4.9 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph: 2.5 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph: 3.0 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 12.5 sec @ 113 mph
Top speed (governor limited): 156 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph: 163 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.95 g
The difficulty with this is you could buy an M4 which albeit isn't as good looking but quicker and a 330e for efficient daily driving for approx the price of one i8...

While the i8 is beautiful and revolutionary it isn't enough for its price tag in my view. As stunning as the i8 is I'd take the 911 every time, if I'm spending that kind of money IDC about road tax or fuel efficiency. If the i8 was 25% cheaper maybe it'd be a different story
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Read the full test and review: http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...i8-test-review

C/D TEST RESULTS:

Zero to 60 mph: 4.0 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 9.8 sec
Zero to 130 mph: 17.7 sec
Zero to 150 mph: 27.0 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 4.9 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph: 2.5 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph: 3.0 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 12.5 sec @ 113 mph
Top speed (governor limited): 156 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph: 163 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.95 g
The difficulty with this is you could buy an M4 which albeit isn't as good looking but quicker and a 330e for efficient daily driving for approx the price of one i8...

While the i8 is beautiful and revolutionary it isn't enough for its price tag in my view. As stunning as the i8 is I'd take the 911 every time, if I'm spending that kind of money IDC about road tax or fuel efficiency. If the i8 was 25% cheaper maybe it'd be a different story
As an owner I think it's well worth the monthly payment.
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Rode in my friends I8, sorry but not impressed by anything. Guess I am old school. for that kind of money 911 GT3 without a doubt!
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The difficulty with this is you could buy an M4 which albeit isn't as good looking but quicker and a 330e for efficient daily driving for approx the price of one i8...

While the i8 is beautiful and revolutionary it isn't enough for its price tag in my view. As stunning as the i8 is I'd take the 911 every time, if I'm spending that kind of money IDC about road tax or fuel efficiency. If the i8 was 25% cheaper maybe it'd be a different story
I had nearly 10 911s. Got tired of the same concept. I will have others but i8 has a broader repertoire than any of them.
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People, take a look at this car. This is probably the most beautiful car you will see in 2016. You all are just talking about the acceleration match with the Porsche 911 and jump to the cost. But, don't you see the interior? i8 takes comfort into a whole new level. And of course, don't forget how amazing it looks on the roads.

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Read the full test and review: http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...i8-test-review

C/D TEST RESULTS:

Zero to 60 mph: 4.0 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 9.8 sec
Zero to 130 mph: 17.7 sec
Zero to 150 mph: 27.0 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 4.9 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph: 2.5 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph: 3.0 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 12.5 sec @ 113 mph
Top speed (governor limited): 156 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph: 163 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.95 g
The difficulty with this is you could buy an M4 which albeit isn't as good looking but quicker and a 330e for efficient daily driving for approx the price of one i8...

While the i8 is beautiful and revolutionary it isn't enough for its price tag in my view. As stunning as the i8 is I'd take the 911 every time, if I'm spending that kind of money IDC about road tax or fuel efficiency. If the i8 was 25% cheaper maybe it'd be a different story
It depends what you are looking for. Performance for dollar, I would agree with you. However, the technology and driving dynamic with 4 different modes cannot be offered in any other sports car or GT for this price point. And that's what is attractive to the buyers of the i8, myself included.
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Read the full test and review: http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...i8-test-review

C/D TEST RESULTS:

Zero to 60 mph: 4.0 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 9.8 sec
Zero to 130 mph: 17.7 sec
Zero to 150 mph: 27.0 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 4.9 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph: 2.5 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph: 3.0 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 12.5 sec @ 113 mph
Top speed (governor limited): 156 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph: 163 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.95 g
The difficulty with this is you could buy an M4 which albeit isn't as good looking but quicker and a 330e for efficient daily driving for approx the price of one i8...

While the i8 is beautiful and revolutionary it isn't enough for its price tag in my view. As stunning as the i8 is I'd take the 911 every time, if I'm spending that kind of money IDC about road tax or fuel efficiency. If the i8 was 25% cheaper maybe it'd be a different story
It depends what you are looking for. Performance for dollar, I would agree with you. However, the technology and driving dynamic with 4 different modes cannot be offered in any other sports car or GT for this price point. And that's what is attractive to the buyers of the i8, myself included.
Honestly, if I had 250k to spare (and the inclination not to invest it) I'd buy something like a McLaren and an i8; it is the best looking car I've ever seen and I have to go up to it every time I see it at my main dealer. It is a bit of an art form to climb into it gracefully though ha
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I don't think the i8 is a one size fits all car, but if you can afford it and other cars it's an amazing addition to a line up. Would I sell my Ferrari for it? No. but in addition to my Ferrari it adds a great juxtaposition in my lineup. I think next spring I'm going to pick up a Challenger Hellcat for Pittsburgh and sell the S550. Talk about contrasting cars with the i8, XC90 and hellcat.

If you can only afford one car and you want to check every box get an Audi RS7 or something. But I promise anyone who doesn't have one, take an i8 in public once, see people's reactions, and you'll realize just just special i8 ownership is.
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I like my i8 but come again: "Delivers the same acceleration we've experienced in the Porsche 911 Turbo".

Yeah so what year 911 Turbo? It was 20 years ago the last time a Porsche Turbo did something like 12.5 in the quarter mile. Any model since 2010 has done the quarter mile in mid-high 10's at nearly 130mph.

The acceleration difference is so massive between these two cars that in any kind of race it would seem as if the i8 was literally standing still.
That quote had me thinking I've been driving the car in the wrong mode the whole time.
My 991.2 Turbo S gets to 60 in 2.5 sec , 100 mph in 5.9 sec and 150 mph in 14.x seconds and does the 1/4 in 10.44@131mph ........ yeah they are absolutely identical LMAO.
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I like my i8 but come again: "Delivers the same acceleration we've experienced in the Porsche 911 Turbo".

Yeah so what year 911 Turbo? It was 20 years ago the last time a Porsche Turbo did something like 12.5 in the quarter mile. Any model since 2010 has done the quarter mile in mid-high 10's at nearly 130mph.

The acceleration difference is so massive between these two cars that in any kind of race it would seem as if the i8 was literally standing still.
That quote had me thinking I've been driving the car in the wrong mode the whole time.
My 991.2 Turbo S gets to 60 in 2.5 sec , 100 mph in 5.9 sec and 150 mph in 14.x seconds and does the 1/4 in 10.44@131mph ........ yeah they are absolutely identical LMAO.
The new turbo s is such a monster, where'd you run those times?
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