EVO compares the R8 Spyder to the Boxster Spyder around the track - Boxster wins?
The Audi R8 V8 was used for this comparison. That is fine, as the V8 is already much more expensive than the Boxster and offers much more power. However, this is one of those instances where Quattro hurts more than it helps. The Boxster is able to beat the more expensive and more powerful R8 by almost a full second with a laptime of 1:24.7 versus 1:25.5 for the R8. A bit embarrassing for the R8 wouldn't you say?
The Boxster is lighter and better able to maximize its power with an efficient rear wheel drive setup. Quattro simply sucks too much power and adds too much weight. Even with a high revving 420 horsepower V8 the R8 can not use its over 100 horsepower power advantage on paper to overcome the weight and handling disadvantage. Quattro loses.
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