GT6 Duel of the Week Episode 61: Spyker C8 Laviolette '01 vs RUF CTR Yellow Bird '87 "How to slide without ice" So in this duel, we have two cars that only know the meaning of oversteer. One is more controllable than the other, while the other one has a classic pattern that many people enjoy driving in video games. Which of the two cars with identical PP will win this round of Duel of the Week? Find out now! This week, the venue for testing on the short track was Madrid Short, and the long track was Midfield. Round 1: Madrid Mini RUF: 54.788 Spyker: 53.643 In the short track, the RUF's rear engine layout makes the back kick out in even some slow, tight corners. Throttle control is necessary for tight turns to ensure you aren't spinning out or sliding for a painfully long time. The Spyker has a much more predictable oversteer more akin to a mid-engine Ferrari like the 458 Italia. Round 2: Midfield RUF: 1:18.660 Spyker: 1:16.107 A bit more of the same here, throttle control was necessary for the RUF again in turns, most notably the turn going over the bridge on the cross. It can step out really easily if you aren't careful. So far in overall driving dynamics, I prefer the Spyker C8. The drag race was somewhat surprising. I was expecting to see the RUF, the previous fastest road car in the world have no problems beating the modestly powered car from the Netherlands. Turns out I was wrong, not only does the Spyker clear the drag strip faster than the RUF, it does so faster as well. Drag Times: RUF: 46.718 seconds @ 320km/h Spyker: 45.831 seconds @ 328km/h For paint chips, the RUF doesn't even have any. All RUFs in the game have blank-named options that are non-collectible. The Spyker comes in Grey and Black, you can keep both chips too if you want to use them later. Spyker barely wins this round just for having collectible chips. even though it only comes in shades. Both cars are pretty equal in wheel cosmetics, with the usual standard car upgrades available. The RUF is unable to equip a rear spoiler, so it looses this round. Maybe it should take some notes from the BTR Both cars have the standard tuning suite available, but I'm giving this one to the Spyker because you don't need to compensate for the RUF's inherited Porsche fishtailing. The Spyker's suspension is easier to tune, so it wins here too. For sound, I prefer the smoothness of the Spyker's exhaust, while the yellowbird's makes me long for the noise it emits from Project Cars. Within Gran Turismo, I prefer the Spyker again. For design on both cars, I'll start with the RUF. I enjoy the old Porsche looks from the RUF. It's a classic design and nearly flawless from most angles. RUF didn't tamper with the exterior too much and the whale-tail spoiler is always a classic design feature of the classic 911's that enhances the sportiness of the car. The Spyker has some very odd-looking proportions, but it looks extraordinarily good considering it's one of the former airplane company's first offerings. It looks kilometers better than the old Sylvestris, that's for sure, even though that car still has an obscure sportscar charm. This car has so much charm that I have to pick it over the RUF. I love my obscure supercars from the turn of the century, and I think this has one of the best designs of any of them. I pick the Spyker for this round. Online popularity is definatly going to the RUF, I never see the Spyker out stretching its legs, but the RUF is almost everyone's favourite standard car manufacturer in GT6. It's sad, because I wish I saw the Spyker being used more. This round goes to the RUF Starting with the RUF. It's a pretty fine car, but I feel that even though this tuned bruiser is fun to drive at some times, the oversteer and fishtailing can get old real quick when I'm trying to put down some solid laptimes. The design might be a classic and have a lot of diehard fans, but I think that the chassis is a little outdated by today's standards. It corners hard, and it wants to kill you in said corners harder, and that's what makes this car fun to drive. The C8 is a pretty well-rounded car. It's faster than the RUF and it corners better also. I think the styling is pretty good, it has nice proportions. The speed is higher than the Porsche, which is certainly helpful. I think if you were to choose the RUF over this car, you'd have to be quite the fanboy of old Porsches to not see the light. This car is faster, it's as simple as that. Not too bad for the Dutch company's first serious outing in the Supercar market. Actually, looking at the jagged model in GT6 makes me want to scour the internet for obscure supercars and play some more GT4. And with that, the Spyker C8 wins the duel and the vote. ...The verdict is... Premium cars next week pls! See you next time.