If you drive both cars back to back, you'll see how stellar the R8 feels! the cornering transition is the biggest thing over the Porsche. the slalom speed posted in every magazine is proof of that. what I find interesting from the video is when you drive both in terms of power/speed, the R8 feels SO much faster down the straights but isn't so when looking at that video and mag times. i have to say, the R8 truely is the easiest car I've ever driven fast. It makes EVERYONE look like a hero/pro.