At work, so I haven't watched your vid yet.
Did you see the Autocar vid where they were driving an R8 and a C4S 911 in the snow?
I was quite impressed by how much better the R8 was at pulling away from a standing start.
I still find the R8 massively desirable. They somehow seem to be ignored, by in large. I'm leaning on this being a good thing though.