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

    No more stripes for mine...Audi rings were removed as well, car looks much better now in my opinion. blush

    The color Suzuka Grey Metallic is an interesting one: It actually looks a little bit matte, not metallic and in the sunlight, it has a very very weak blueish tone in that very pale grey. In my opinion a very nice color once you are ready to embrace it. A very good fit for the carbon parts of the car, very nice contrast.

    Were in Munich today and people are literally starring at the car, which is maybe a bit more attention than I bargained for. A motorcycle rider showed thumbs up, he followed me a couple of kms and then came up to my driver's side and showed thumbs up. I guess the engine under that glass lid really made an impression on him.

    A school class, kids around 6-7 years, walked by when I parked the car and they asked my wife what car this is and if it is fast. When my wife said Audi, a couple of them said "this is not an Audi, they look different..." and when I said it is very fast, one boy said it goes 300. indecision The car certainly attracts attention.

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

    RC:

    A school class, kids around 6-7 years, walked by when I parked the car and they asked my wife what car this is and if it is fast. When my wife said Audi, a couple of them said "this is not an Audi, they look different..." 

     

    Better you had left the rings on the car to prove that this is an Audi. SmileySmiley

    But actually I find that it looks better without the rings and perhaps somewhat mysterious.Smiley


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

    We were at Schloss Nymphenburg to have breakfast at Palmenhaus but they opened at 11 am and we were there at 10 am, too early, so we just went for a nice stroll and ate a mozzarella salad. We love it there, especially when the weather is nice. I wanted to take a photo of the R8 with Schloss Nymphenburg in the background but a group of Japanese tourists were taking photos of my car and they were allover the place, maybe 30 people, so I couldn't take the shot. surprise Would have been such a nice photo...the car all alone parked on the road, Schloss Nymphenburg behind and the almost completely blue sky with only very few white clouds, it looked amazing. Can't fight Japanese tourists though... yes

    The R8 looks much nicer without the Audi rings, they are too big and too long for the front and back in my opinion. My sales guy actually had the idea and my wife thinks as well that the car looks better without them.

    Right now I am downloading the new navigation data for my car...12.9 GB...ouch. It is free though, Porsche asked over 300 EUR for the last update for my 991 GTS. 

    Also, I think I can add speed trap data/locations to it...I think (haven't tried it yet, needs some file processing and mods but I am working on it). Smiley


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

    It looks much better without the stripes AND the Audi rings . I would also take that Quattro sign away.  It fits better a Q or a A4/6  , which all have it and you see it everywhere . Not good on a R8.

    Could you please mod my Q7 nav so that I also get those speed traps alerts 


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

    The hood looks very empty without the stripes, being white doesn't help. Removing the ring makes the front yet more empty and bloated. But the rear is probably better... Can't have it all...


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

    Awesome! Now it looks like one of those tuned VW Passat with the VW sign removed angryindecisionwink


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

    SciFrog:

    The hood looks very empty without the stripes, being white doesn't help. Removing the ring makes the front yet more empty and bloated. But the rear is probably better... Can't have it all...

    Agree.  Would put the rings back.  Maybe have them painted in black.


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

    That (black rings) would look perfect, I think. 


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

    apias:

    That (black rings) would look perfect, I think. 

    That is a good idea that could work, best solution IMO Smiley

    I don't like removing the rings because its just weird to remove the brand from a car, removing the model refference yes, but the brand? its like you are renouncing of it...unless its an aftermarket tunner derivative like a Ruf, etc.. but then you have the RUF badge.

    Making them m black would make them much less visible and blend with the car as well as giving it a sportier touch, but at the same time the car's brand badge is still there albeit much more discreet.


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

    It is the car Porsche should have built. Are you thinking of what I am thinking?  Photoshop of Porsche badge please?  Maybe a giant one to send a message!


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

    It looks miles better without stripes. However, I think you should remove quattro badge and install small light grey logo (like sticker). It will be perfectly balanced Audi smiley


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

    That looks nice, too. Can we see it in black for comparison?


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

    I'd remove all test badges and just put the rings back since they can be center symmetrically.

    Also, what kind of tires did it come with? Weird that the test someone posted on Continental something or others. Figured Pzeros of Cup2.


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

    i too would put the rings back. maybe in black.


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

    I will not change anything anymore , I like it without stripes and without Audi rings. 

    @Gnil: I will send you a PM as soon as I figure out how to make it work. I installed the files, the MMI recognized them, the fixed/mibile traps show up in the display but I am apparently too dumb to understand how to use them. LOL

    Maybe this weekend, maybe next weekend but the greatest challenge has been passed, now I have to figure out how to make them "work". Like I said, they appear in My Audi specials but I don't know yet how to make
    them show up in the map. I also want a signal tone to sound when a speed trap is near.
    I'll keep you posted. Your virtual cockpit is similar to mine, it should work. Also, the system installa the files from the SD card only if they are signed and valid, so no worries that they could mess up something.


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

    Or you just use waze on your phone...


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

    Heffner claims there is a $2500 remap available for 60hp and 20tq. Seems too high for an NA tune, but who knows.


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

    RC:

    I will not change anything anymore , I like it without stripes and without Audi rings. 

    @Gnil: I will send you a PM as soon as I figure out how to make it work. I installed the files, the MMI recognized them, the fixed/mibile traps show up in the display but I am apparently too dumb to understand how to use them. LOL

    Maybe this weekend, maybe next weekend but the greatest challenge has been passed, now I have to figure out how to make them "work". Like I said, they appear in My Audi specials but I don't know yet how to make
    them show up in the map. I also want a signal tone to sound when a speed trap is near.
    I'll keep you posted. Your virtual cockpit is similar to mine, it should work. Also, the system installa the files from the SD card only if they are signed and valid, so no worries that they could mess up something.

    That sounds great . Thanks Smiley


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

    noone1:

    Heffner claims there is a $2500 remap available for 60hp and 20tq. Seems too high for an NA tune, but who knows.

    The V10 engine in the current V10 Plus is good for 650 hp but I am skeptical about a simple software remap.

    For the non-Plus version, it is pretty easy since the engine is pretty much identical (gearbox has a different gear ratio though, so it won't work to just use the Plus OEM software, Audi isn't stupid) but I would stay away from a remap on the Plus. This engine is a real racing engine (LMS car has identical engine, up to the last bolt, incl. a dry sump lubrification system but 585 hp instead of 610 hp and the fuel injection system is different), so it clearly has some potential but 60 hp with software only? Hmm...not sure. Maybe with higher octane fuel? I am pretty sure that remapping the engine to 100 octane fuel (97 octane US) could squeeze out 30 hp or so more. 

    We will see how much of a power upgrade Audi will offer with the facelift around 2018, I guess 630-640 hp make sense. There is also a rumor of a GT coming, maybe even with 2WD.

    Oh, just yesterday, when I jumped in the car (like I do into my 911 GTS), I hit my knee because the car is lower. Still learning... LOL


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

    SciFrog:

    Or you just use waze on your phone...

    Too complicated and it doesn't really work in Europe.

    There is an app for these traps but I'd need to have perfect GPS reception to make it work properly and I don't want to keep my phone attached to the windshield all the time.

    The integration into Audi's MMI is the best way, also because using warning devices aren't exactly legal here, it is even worse in Switzerland. LOL

    It isn't a big deal since the Audi system is "open" to self uploaded POIs but since Audi doesn't offer it from the factory, I have to find a way...the POIs are already installed (will post a photo) but they don't show up in the map yet and I also want a signal sounding when the car gets near to these POIs (points of interest). It should be easy but like I said, I still have some tweaking to do.


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

    RC:

    What is it with my Audi dealer and stripes...??? yes

    They got the replacement for "my" car, a red R8 and...put stripes on it again. yes

    OK, the stripes may fit the red car better but still...too much.

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    not at all too much, set stripes look cool.


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

    1467475968440image.jpegLooks promising...


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

    RC:

    1467475968440image.jpegLooks promising...

    The 1st "X-Box" with 4wheeldrive and 610 hp.Smiley

    'love itSmiley


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

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    1467485944598image.jpegSwitzerland works too now...but I cannot get it to signal a tone and the icons are a bit too small.

    Will work on this next weekend...now I want to enjoy driving it.

    Today we had rain and believe it or not but the car is amazing in rain. At some point I got scared because I was way too fast and I didn't trust my own feeling anymore (new car and all...). Seems to be tire/AWD system related but on wet pavement, believe me, no super sportscar has a chance against this thing, absolutely amazing and very surprising. No oversteer, no understeer(!), no sliding, nothing and even the brakes and the ABS setup are amazing in rain. This is the best bad weather sports car I ever drove and this includes the Turbo S. Very neutral setup!

    I was driving in Dynamic mode all the time!!! 

    Performance mode WET is also pretty nice but too dangerous for public roads, the rear comes easily, 

    The Audi connect is also nice...soccer...

     

     


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

     

    Today we had rain and believe it or not but the car is amazing in rain. At some point I got scared because I was way too fast and I didn't trust my own feeling anymore (new car and all...). Seems to be tire/AWD system related but on wet pavement, believe me, no super sportscar has a chance against this thing, absolutely amazing and very surprising. No oversteer, no understeer(!), no sliding, nothing and even the brakes and the ABS setup are amazing in rain. This is the best bad weather sports car I ever drove and this includes the Turbo S. Very neutral setup!

    Good news particularly for Germany where the weather is often wet and cold.

    The linked vid contains a lot of interesting driving scenes in the wet. It may be already known but nice to see anyway.

    http://youtu.be/5kEjuCVQ4UU

     


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

    Last weekend, I drove over 700 km in my R8 V10 Plus, over 200 km in heavy rain.

    I am still bragging to everyone about the wet performance of this car, I just can't help it.

    Here are three photos from my life with a R8 V10 Plus...

     

    Car wash on Sundays? I had to drive 25 km for that because many regions in Bavaria do not allow a Sunday car wash. I am serious! In many German states, you cannot wash cars on Sundays at all, Baden-Württemberg, Porsche's home, is among them. Also, car wash is only permitted from 12 pm to 6 pm. No matter if the car wash is outside the city or not.

    My son loves this car wash though...that foam looks amazing on the car. indecision


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    Parking in my small German parking garage... Look at that idiot on the left and you'll understand my situation. This is reality here. Small cars, drivers often can't drive and they couldn't care less about the others.

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

    A2 hitting on the R8 indecision


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

    BiTurbo:

    A2 hitting on the R8 indecision

    I wish... Smiley Smiley


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

    Christian Christian Christian, get that damn washing brush off the bonnet. That would put swirly marks on the top lacquer. sad indecision


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

    Christian, I will never buy a car from you ;) you use washing brush mail


     
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