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Old 06-02-2011, 09:51 AM
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Default Autocar UK RS 4.0 Review

This! Finally someone picked up on the implications of powerband over twice as wide as the 3.8 RS.

"Look at the stats like the 0.1sec knocked of the 0-60mph time and it’s hard to see why. But drive the 4.0 RS and it’s blindingly obvious. Despite it’s extra 50bhp, it’s not the power you notice, nor even its additional 22lb ft of torque. It’s where that torque is that makes all the difference.
One fault common to all GT3s is their unorthodox blend of a peaky engine and wide gear ratios. With the new motor, those gears finally make sense. On the road you can just park it in fourth gear and go anywhere from shopping to prison. On the track you have to rewrite your mental circuit notes because almost every corner is now a gear higher. It’s faster, yet easier.
Its composure in fast turns something you’d not credit a car with a tax disc, yet even if you turn off all the electronics it remains fundamentally forgiving, something you’d never say about the more expensive, flawed and less-enjoyable GT2RS."

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http://www.autocar.co.uk/CarReviews/...GT3-RS/257481/
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The torque curves on the 3.8 are really interest with their ladder shape and few dips here and there. I love the flexibility of the 3.8 in the 3 for normal daily driving and on track, but on paper the 4.0 just looks more than impressive.
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