Originally Posted by switchAMG
The R8 just not as fast or as talented as the Porsche and it will force you to become a better driver.
The R8, as I mentioned, is more of a touring car (GT as they are called today). It's not as nimble as a pure sports car, and it's not supposed to be. However, these are also the things that make it nicer to daily drive (in the same vain as your MB being much more "practical" for everyday use).
As far as an ill handling car making people a better driver, that is an old wise tale..