Motor trend track test

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    Really no lap times?
    I heard slower than GT350
    If they don't release the lap times from a track day, something VERY wrong
     
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    You heard slower than a GT350 from where?
     
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    Yeah because the 350 does 140’s in the uphill S’s ... lmao . Jealous people are stupid . Given just the uphill S and straight performance from that article it’s almost certain it’s a sub 2 minute time for the BASE car which obliterates even the 350R .
     
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    They are just working on editing all the video for Motor Trend on demand - is my assumption. They will release the track lap time information sometime after the video goes live.
     
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    #80 JT1, Dec 10, 2019
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    Well said. there's been some interesting arguments here over the years. Those that sprung for the Carbon wheels insist there's magic pixie dust included with the cars, those that chose not to get the carbon, say there's not that much difference.
     
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    Yep motortrend wants clicks and cash . Sometimes the simplest answer is the best .
     
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    I agree with you but I would also say that I think their videos are good. I subscribe.
     
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    how long do they usully take, from print to video?
     
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    I'm not sure. I'm usually not aware of when the actual testing occurs.
     
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    I have a non-R and wish everyday I got an R. They look better and wish I had those wheels after reading about the benefits vs a forged aluminum wheel. So I’m in the middle and appreciate the R and the probably diminishing returns.
     
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    I'm glad I didn't have to deal with CF wheels on my GT350. No worries of damage with daily use and no hassle come tire change time in trying to find a qualified installer. Same goes for the GT500. I much prefer the utility of an aftermarket forging such as those from Forgeline and am considering something from Terrance as well. CF for interior and exterior aero pieces but no way do I want a wheel made from it, at least until the cost of them to purchase on their own and replace comes down to earth.
     
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    E: I, on the other hand, am looking forward to how it drives with the CF wheels, and of course, how they look. I'll be as careful with them as I can but we all know how that goes. Still, why buy them if you're not gonna drive them I figure.
     
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    It's all about your own perspective. You got one life to live and if money is no concern then blaze up and put those wheels to the test!
     
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    I never regretted my choice to buy a non-R GT350 and use the "extra" money for track days and consumables. I also never regretted running Pilot SS tires instead of Cup 2s. I still had to buy quite a few tires in the 3 1/2 years I owned the car. I do wish I had realized how much of a PITA the lack of coolers would be, though.
     
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    So have they officially released lap times yet?
    .....or should we talk about stripes or exhaust tips instead?
     
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