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I would have liked to see him do this from a dead stop. But nonetheless, it was a good video. Those pops are quite loud, even in the cabin !
When it comes to running your buddies or random people on the highway or even the street, this does help to see how it would react from a rolling start. I have a feeling off the line we might get some traction issues, could take a few launches to find where it will stick all the way through.
 

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Definitely, with these you'll have to slip the clutch to launch it from a dig. But my biggest concern is if we're able to brake boost it for the rolling runs. I know the newer vehicles have an electronic cut-off for that and they don't allow you to do it.
 

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also, notice how steady teh Rs is at high speeds? At one point, he just gripped the wheel by his fingertips and there weren't any jerky movements.
I think that is to be expected given what the wheelbase is like, weight and just knowing what the overall purpose for the RS was. If it was something compact like a Mini then maybe you'd have that feeling making you worry at those high speeds.
 

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Actually, having driven a mini cooper before.. they really aren't that bad at high speeds. They're quite planted surprisingly :|

I just would want to hit anything cause I'm pretty sure it's game over at that point
 
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