Hellcat on a road course who's faster M6 or A8?

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  1. carcass

    carcass SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Lots of discussion on who's faster at the dragstrip,, more importantly to me who's faster at a road course or autocross.. manual or automatic let's prove it !
     
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    There is no discussion. A8 all around faster . I will say that the people who have the m6 will tell you that that are funnier. Witch that very well could be true.
     
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    The more experienced driver of either wins.
     
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    carcass SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    In two replies,
    1st do you have any statistics to base the A8 as faster on a road course?
    2nd good answer and agreed yes the better driver may win, there is a ton of drag racing stats but I haven't found side by side road racing of any kind. I recently watched Randy Pobst run an identical car auto vs manual back to back in an atsv with the auto taking the win by a slim margin
     
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    carcass SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Does anyone have evidence or footage for the above claimed Hellcat auto winning on a road course?
     
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    carcass SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    By the way fixed parameter drag racing is somewhat boring in itself imho
    The whole M6 being funner applies equally to an auto when actual driving skill sets are employed like using the steering wheel.
     
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    The difference in the track configuration would make the biggest margins of difference in shift points .
     
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    With my M-6 I know I could beat 99.9% of Automatics--but I also have a lot of track time on road courses..

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    But do you think you would be faster with an A8
     
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    yes
     
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    Proof please, is this question going to lay in theory or can it be answered with statistics like drag racing
     
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    How can it ever be answered unless the same person has a manual and an A8 on the same track the same day.

    That said, IF its faster having a manual than in the A8 you can just use the paddle shifters
     
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    PlumTexasCrazy HELLCAT LIFE MEMBER Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    And the winner is .....!!!lol. Great answer!!
     
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    I would think longer straight aways would favor the Auto, if driver experience is the same on the track or road course!! I will be looking forward to the evidence provided on this thread!! Very interesting!!
     
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    How can (2) runs even by the same driver ever be the same for comparisons sake; if said driver owns the M6 and is very comfortable running the road course, how then, would it be similar conditions for them in an A8?

    Straight line is one thing - traction is THE only limiting factor for the A8 as the computer does everything while the driver keeps the wheel straight.

    Road Course? hundreds of variables that can never be accurately reproduced...the only answer has already been given "The better driver wins"
     
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