If we are comparing German ways to British ways. Sorry thats like apples and avocados. The fact is that the germans pay attention to details in a paranoid kinda way. As for the Brits, they simply drive it. If the Germans need to know the difference in tire temperature on a bank turn and a hairpin turn, that is really up to them. I personally like the part where a driver gets in a car and drives it like he stole it. $hit, we are lucky we even get times in the dry with the Brits. Don't get me wrong I love German cars, hell I drive a German car and my Uncle is German! I just think some times they do a little too much analyzing and not enough driving.Vantage said:I just feel the lack of more detailed condition reporting is the biggest flaw. Remember when the Rx8, 350z, and M3 all turned exactly the same lap time at 1.31.8? Then the S4 beat them all? We're forced to compare lap times on a cold/puddle ridden track with those from a warm track, except for half the time we really don't know the conditions. TG gives us three categories: dry, wet, really wet. The respected German magazines give us detailed track conditions like temperature, humidity, etc.
I didn't know the Vauxhall VX 220 turbo lap time was done in the wet. (or was it?) Anyways all I am saying is, it is the best way to find out how good a car is: One driver, one track, 2 cars. I agree if the conditions were the same that would be ideal. Unless it was a wet lap. The lap times shouldn't be that different. You know, I see this with alot of BMW drivers, as soon as for example, a M3 gets beaten by a Porsche or a Merc on a track. Right away they assume that the test was fake or was for entertainment and the conditions not ideal for the BMW. I just don't get the point of calling a show like this not credible, is it just because it is on TV and not written in a magazine or a book? Who is to say that all the tests in Road & track or Evo aren't credible. I've noticed that people find it easier to believe something just because it is written.Vantage said:I would agree that more driving is important, but how can you reasonably compare two very close lap times that were obtained on different days and in different conditions?
WooYoo:clap: thats a great solution. The fastest car to the top of Palomar Mtn. wins. Then we exchange cars and do it again. What do you think.Vantage said:I think I have the best solution Neil. Let's rent an Evo VIII MR when it comes out (looks like the US gets the lowest MR model) and go driving. That's the only way to find out.