In terms of times, I don't know. In terms of driveability, it's a million miles better. I'll put it to you this way: I tried to clear most IA and S events with the R18 and failed misserably because the car is awful to drive whereas I cleared them in the first attempt with the TS030. You can push the TS030 with total confidence. It tends towards understeer but it can be cured with a bootful of power, and the aero will take care of taking you where you want to go. The Hybrid system at corner exit is a huge advantage as well. I think PD made a hash, not only of the R10/R18s engine because of the way they deliver power, but with the entire cars as well. I suppose the R18 and the TS030 should have similar behaviour in the twisties, but in GT6 the difference is unbelievable. Maybe the TS030 has a new aero model? Maybe the real-life R18 depends on an advance traction control system to manage that HUUUUGE torque and make the car more driveable...yet you can't replicate that on GT6? Dunno. After you voiced your opinion against something I just said I abnormally loved??? Yeah, sure, be my guest !