Re: Looking for a cheap endpipe.
I was washing my car by the washboxes today. All of a sudden a guy pulls up in a Lamborghini Gallardo. We get talking and it turns out he's gone to get it picked up for his boss just today.
I couldn't resist and asked him for a ride after were done washing. To my surprise the guy goes sure why not.
My god, what a fearsome ride. You compared the Ferrari 360 somewhat to the 916 24V, I'll tell you with the Gallardo there is absolutely no comparison.
We set off and immediately in first and second I felt an acceleration of about 2x what you'd get from the 916 in 2nd gear (flooring it at 4200rpm). Then it felt like he floored it in 2nd, changed upto third. That acceleration felt about (difficult to say) 4x what you'd experience in the 916? I asked him if that was full throttle, he said a quarter to a half (engine hadn't been run in). You don't just get pinned in your seat, you feel the acceleration in your stomach, you never get that in the 916. And the acceleration, as you said for the Ferrari, also appears endless. Doesn't matter what gear your in, that vicious foreward thrust that lifts your stomach seems to be endless.
The 916 feels like a pram afterwards.