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    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017 model) - Short Review

    Milanno:

    RC, I completely understand your thoughts on CGT and I agree completely kiss 

    If you have plans to buy new cam, I advise you to buy GoPro and special gimbal that absorbs all vibrations so you can get silky smooth shots.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSz6T-G_1Aw

    I have a GoPro but the dashcam is better suited for my needs (to record a whole week in every detail, so I can pick out the gems). Smiley Dashcam video quality is a bit inferior to the GoPro of course but I can live with that.


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    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017 model) - Short Review

    Oh, okay then kiss With high performance car dash cam is very useful. In case of some situations, supercar driver is often taken as guilty in advance.

     

     


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    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017 model) - Short Review

    RC:
    Milanno:

    RC, I completely understand your thoughts on CGT and I agree completely kiss 

    If you have plans to buy new cam, I advise you to buy GoPro and special gimbal that absorbs all vibrations so you can get silky smooth shots.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSz6T-G_1Aw

    I have a GoPro but the dashcam is better suited for my needs (to record a whole week in every detail, so I can pick out the gems). Smiley Dashcam video quality is a bit inferior to the GoPro of course but I can live with that.

    Are you going to upload a video clip of the trip?


    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017 model) - Short Review

    Yes, I will but I need to select some of them first and upload them to YouTube. Don't expect anything spectacular though, I'm not Chris Harris and his talented camera man, just a few dashcam videos to give you an idea of the roads and nature there, also a couple of photos.

    This is for example my son riding a Waterwolf...an electric surfboard.

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    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017 model) - Short Review

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    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017 model) - Short Review

    RC, can you compare R8 comfort on bad roads to cars you own/or previously owned? 


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    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017 model) - Short Review

    Nice video showcasing the soundtrack produced by the R8 Plus V10. Sounds epic on full acceleration when it screams. Maybe a bit too much cracks/pops/backfire on downshifts like the 991.2 PSE... but for sure amplified in the video recording.

     


    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017 model) - Short Review

    I guess I'm just getting old or something, but I don't think it sounds like anything special.


    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017 model) - Short Review

    I think I would find those pops & crackles very annoying after a while...enlightened


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    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017 model) - Short Review

    noone1:

    I guess I'm just getting old or something, but I don't think it sounds like anything special.

    This must be it... 


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    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017 model) - Short Review

    spudgun:

    I think I would find those pops & crackles very annoying after a while...enlightened

    They only appear in Dynamic and Performance modes, you can actually "control" them if you know when to downshift and they actually sound quite good (higher pitch) if you downshift from a higher rev figure. If you downshift at revs below 3000 rpm, these noises barely appear. The beauty of it is: If you keep the windows closed, you still hear the engine pretty well but not those "crackles" (very muted, barely audible).

    Audi certainly tried to offer a certain level of comfortness. You can switch to comfort mode, switch off the sport exhaust and the only noises you hear inside the car are wind and tire noises. I would have very much preferred the Huracan way (the R8 has around 30 kg more noise & vibration dampening material than the Huracan, something I just found out recently) and since I never cared for comfort on a sportscar, the lower weight would have been of more value to me.


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    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017 model) - Short Review

    Milanno:

    RC, can you compare R8 comfort on bad roads to cars you own/or previously owned? 

    The R8 has several faces and since my car is equipped with the optional magnetic ride chassis, I think that comfort is pretty good in Comfort mode. Not a fan though, I prefer Dynamic mode but the ride isn't exactly harsh. Actually, the R8 is more comfortable in Dynamic mode on bad roads than my 991.1 C4 GTS Cab.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, Porsche Macan Turbo, Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017), Mini JCW (2015), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014)


    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017 model) - Short Review

    sounds good...nice v10 sound.

    I too find the crackles and popping annoying, especially as we know that they are artificially induced to resemble overrun.

    not to my liking. just as cars where the sound is enhanced in the interior via soundbox or even worse through the stereo.

    the engine should sound as it does .if they tune the exhaust right it sound beautiful.


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    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017 model) - Short Review

    intouch1:

    the engine should sound as it does .if they tune the exhaust right it sound beautiful.


    Very true! And especially this sort of engine! At least we are not talking about a turbo-four here! Smiley


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    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017 model) - Short Review

    intouch1:

    sounds good...nice v10 sound.

    I too find the crackles and popping annoying, especially as we know that they are artificially induced to resemble overrun.

    not to my liking. just as cars where the sound is enhanced in the interior via soundbox or even worse through the stereo.

    the engine should sound as it does .if they tune the exhaust right it sound beautiful.

    + 1 

    the exaust  sound in the GT3 / RS is just perfect in that sence. 


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    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017 model) - Short Review

    Let´s hope on the Huracan SL those fake pop corn sounds wont exist, but it´s good to have the option on the R8 to switch it off.


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    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017 model) - Short Review

    Gnil:
    intouch1:

    sounds good...nice v10 sound.

    I too find the crackles and popping annoying, especially as we know that they are artificially induced to resemble overrun.

    not to my liking. just as cars where the sound is enhanced in the interior via soundbox or even worse through the stereo.

    the engine should sound as it does .if they tune the exhaust right it sound beautiful.

    + 1 

    the exaust  sound in the GT3 / RS is just perfect in that sence. 

    You forgot to mention the GT4 Smiley


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    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017 model) - Short Review

    J.Seven:

    Let´s hope on the Huracan SL those fake pop corn sounds wont exist, but it´s good to have the option on the R8 to switch it off.

    Like I said before, you can switch it off and/or control the crackles through your throttle foot. Smiley

     


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    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017 model) - Short Review

    Sorry but no flat six will ever sound as good as that r8 v10 and I totally love flat sixes.  Even sitting in any of my old 9-1s when another on pulled up next to me I would roll the window down regardless of temp or rain. Still my neighbors r8 beats them all. Forget about the silly crackles and burbles it just sounds awesome. 


    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017 model) - Short Review

    Leawood911:

    Sorry but no flat six will ever sound as good as that r8 v10 and I totally love flat sixes.  Even sitting in any of my old 9-1s when another on pulled up next to me I would roll the window down regardless of temp or rain. Still my neighbors r8 beats them all. Forget about the silly crackles and burbles it just sounds awesome. 

    I'm not so sure - the latest GT3 is my idea of perfection of automobile mechanical hifi!


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    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017 model) - Short Review

    dreamcar:
    Leawood911:

    Sorry but no flat six will ever sound as good as that r8 v10 and I totally love flat sixes.  Even sitting in any of my old 9-1s when another on pulled up next to me I would roll the window down regardless of temp or rain. Still my neighbors r8 beats them all. Forget about the silly crackles and burbles it just sounds awesome. 

    I'm not so sure - the latest GT3 is my idea of perfection of automobile mechanical hifi!

    For me, the Aventador SV is on the first place, the Huracan and R8 on second, then comes the Aston Martin Vantage V8/V12 (I like the V8 better but maybe I had a bad day when I listened to both). The GT3 sounds very nice indeed but I kind of got fed up with the Boxer sound a while ago, not that it sounds bad though.


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    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017 model) - Short Review

    There is no one perfect sound. 

    GT3/GT3RS has a fantastic intake resonance mixed in with the exhaust resonance at the high rpm range.

    Ferrari V12s have that smooth crescendo that march in perfect harmony with rpm.

    Aston Martin V12 sounds very different than the Ferrari's has a bit more bass in it, not worse or better, just different, a bit more manly.

    Lambo V12 is similar to Ferrari's but has a different mechanical sound mix, again, not better or worse compared with the other 2. 

    The 918 V8 barks, howls, with a rough edgy feel.

    Aston Martin V8 has a very muscular tone, smooth but still edgy, it sounds fantastic that's for sure.

    American cross plane V8s has that distinctive rumble, very American.

    Audi/Lambo V10 sounds more like a baritone vs the tenor from the V10 in the CGT. Because of the odd cylinder count, it is very different than a V12 or an 8.

    Ferrari 458 also had a fantastic soprano sound, but it's too feminine, at least for my taste.

    The McLaren V8s are LOUD, a very loud vacuum cleaner, but with a very deep bass, very muscular. Believe it or not my wife loved that sound the best. (After so many cars, she said the Huracan is the only one that sounds better than the 12C before)

    What else? Jaguar. The Jag's V8s are loud, but feels very artificial, like they made it loud for loudness sake. 

     

     

     


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    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017 model) - Short Review

    I agree, sound lies in the eye...oops...ear of the beholder but I also noticed that sound perception changes over years (yes, I'm getting older ).

    The V10 sounds like the trumpets of Jericho (not my words...the words of an Italian and I think this is a pretty interesting analogy indecision) and I just can't get enough of this sound. Actually, I love it most when I press 60-70% throttle and around 4000-6000 rpm. It screams more in the upper rev range but I think it sounds best at lower revs when not pressing the throttle at max.

    Overall, I may have gotten bored by the flat six sound but I am pretty sure this is only temporary.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, Porsche Macan Turbo, Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017), Mini JCW (2015), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014)


    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017 model) - Short Review

    Awesome 360° video on the Nordschleife...you need a compatible device and/or browser to view this correctly:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7UxE4fVW_c


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, Porsche Macan Turbo, Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017), Mini JCW (2015), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014)


    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017 model) - Short Review

    Awesome!


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    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017 model) - Short Review

    Awesome on iPhone and iPad.  


    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017 model) - Short Review

    Here are finally some of the photos from my (R8) trip to Italy... Sorry, nothing spectacular. I will post some videos as well, they may be more interesting but it takes a while, i don't have much time right now (work, just returned back from my vacation).

     

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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, Porsche Macan Turbo, Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017), Mini JCW (2015), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014)

     


    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017 model) - Short Review

    Oh, some motorcycle riders should really pay attention to their driving... enlightened I was driving pretty slowly and was able to brake fast but he was pretty fast and spotted me in the last second...luckily I had already come to a full stop.

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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, Porsche Macan Turbo, Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017), Mini JCW (2015), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014)


    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017 model) - Short Review

    Italy R8 video will be available under this link: https://youtu.be/nLGM6AZPbQU

    Upload takes a while, so if the link doesn't work, you need to try again after an hour or so...

    The driving in the video was pretty harmless, I wasn't even a bit close to the limit, there was no risk involved, not even from third parties (I always kept a huge safety margin, as you may notice, there is no tire squeal, simply because I was never at the limit or close to it). Please note the clean driving line, unlike your regular road driver, I did not move to the other lane and I did not confuse public roads for a track by trying to drive along the ideal line (which would be pretty dumb on a public road because of incoming traffic...).

    I only posted the videos to give you an idea of the location and why I like it there. There are many similar (and even more beautiful roads and passes to drive on) locations in North Italy, I bet Dario and others know better than me. Wonderful place to drive such a car, much more fun than driving on the Autobahn at fast speeds or even sometimes better than on the track because it doesn't get boring and monotone. 

    Also keep in mind that these videos have been recorded using a dashcam, I do not plan to produce any professional driving videos, I don't have the time or the talent to do that, so please excuse the quality or whatever, this wasn't supposed to be an edited high quality 4k video but just some simple presentation of the location and the wonderful R8.


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    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017 model) - Short Review

    nice photos and great roads .  Very similar to the ones I drive in  Ticino, the Italian part of Switzerland , or even some around here . 

    Fast autobahn driving is fun, bit only once and a while for a couple of hours . The type of roads above never get boring . But there is quite a danger on these roads, as upcoming traffic can be pretty unexpected ( also bikes, etc... )

    I would not expect you to be on the limit on public roads ......

    Thanks for sharing . The video is till not up


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