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    Fifth Gear on now: Audi R8 tested by Tiff Needell

    For those of you in the UK, Fifth Gear is on Channel 5 right now...

    So far:

    Brabus Rocket CLS
    Ferrari 360 Modena

    They will show Audi R8 driven by Tiff Needell...

    Re: Fifth Gear on now: Audi R8 tested by Tiff Needell

    Review is already here:
    http://fifthgear.five.tv/jsp/5gmain.jsp?lnk=201&model=1125&description=Audi%20R8

    Re: Fifth Gear on now: Audi R8 tested by Tiff Needell

    ...and so far seems to be a great improvement on the previous series which was quite frankly rubbish. Let's hope they keep it up.

    Re: Fifth Gear on now: Audi R8 tested by Tiff Needell

    Jason Plato managed to get up to 190mph on an Autobahn in the Brabus but traffic kept slowing him down...he was trying to reach 200mph...

    Tiff tested the R8 in Las Vegas and on a track...he seemed to really like it....he said it didn't have front wheel understeer like other Audi 4WD cars... instead it had rear wheel oversteer...

    He thought the manual gear shift was wonderful...preferred it to the F1 paddleshift....he loved the magnetic ride

    Given the choice of the AMV8, 911 and R8, he would choose the R8....

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    easy_rider911 said:
    Given the choice of the AMV8, 911 and R8, he would choose the R8....



    I thought he said he preferred the Aston. But maybe I had a "senior moment" ; BTW why do all these car shows insist on playing music over the soundtrack so you can never hear the engine?

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    easy_rider911 said:
    Tiff tested the R8 in Las Vegas and on a track...he seemed to really like it....he said it didn't have front wheel understeer like other Audi 4WD cars... instead it had rear wheel oversteer...

    He thought the manual gear shift was wonderful...preferred it to the F1 paddleshift....he loved the magnetic ride

    Given the choice of the AMV8, 911 and R8, he would choose the R8....


    Me too . Hey easy-rider, thanks for filling us in.

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    dreamcar said:
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    easy_rider911 said:
    Given the choice of the AMV8, 911 and R8, he would choose the R8....



    I thought he said he preferred the Aston. But maybe I had a "senior moment" ;



    Then I must also have had a senior moment, because I also heard him say he'd go for the Vantage.

    Re: Fifth Gear on now: Audi R8 tested by Tiff Needell

    So much for eye witnesses!

    Re: Fifth Gear on now: Audi R8 tested by Tiff Needell

    Mea culpa guys! He DID say AMV8!!!

    Many apologies!! I was typing in auto-pilot and didn't realise my mistake!

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    easy_rider911 said:
    He thought the manual gear shift was wonderful...preferred it to the F1 paddleshift....



    I found that interesting. I haven't driven an R8 with paddle shift, but found the manual shift very notchy and sloppy. I wondered at the time if the shift in the car I drove was somehow defective. Tiff's report would appear to confirm that.

    Re: Fifth Gear on now: Audi R8 tested by Tiff Needell

    The R8 is a non starter.

    I had already denounced it!

    There is no good reason to purchase a Audi when for the same money you could get a Aston Martin!

    Kreso, repent!

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    dreamcar said:
    [ BTW why do all these car shows insist on playing music over the soundtrack so you can never hear the engine?



    My beef also. Worse ones are the videos where they drown out 90% of the engine music with overdubbed bad 1970s disco or some operatic cliche like Wagner .

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    MKW said:
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    dreamcar said:
    [ BTW why do all these car shows insist on playing music over the soundtrack so you can never hear the engine?



    My beef also. Worse ones are the videos where they drown out 90% of the engine music with overdubbed bad 1970s disco or some operatic cliche like Wagner .



    YES!!!! I completely agree, it's very annoying. I prefer NO music when the car is turned on...or at least a better soundtrack!

    Re: Fifth Gear on now: Audi R8 tested by Tiff Need

    Is it repeated at all. Missed it last night.

    Re: Fifth Gear on now: Audi R8 tested by Tiff Need

    biggest mistake with the r8 is the pricing policy..simply wrong

    Re: Fifth Gear on now: Audi R8 tested by Tiff Need

    Here's the video from youtube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ro30yBUUjs

    Re: Fifth Gear on now: Audi R8 tested by Tiff Needell

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    easy_rider911 said:
    He DID say AMV8!!!




    That will make Rich C's day then.

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    amazon said:
    Here's the video from youtube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ro30yBUUjs



    Thanks for that. looks like Tiff liked it.

    Re: Fifth Gear on now: Audi R8 tested by Tiff Need

    Fifth Gear repeats on Saturday at 10:00am UK time...


    Re: Fifth Gear on now: Audi R8 tested by Tiff Need

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    amazon said:
    Here's the video from youtube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ro30yBUUjs



    Thanks for the link. Beautiful car. Shame about the brake feel and slow steering (3.25 turns lock-to-lock).

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    ResB said:
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    amazon said:
    Here's the video from youtube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ro30yBUUjs



    Thanks for that. looks like Tiff liked it.



    You're welcome

    At rennteam's service v

    Re: Fifth Gear on now: Audi R8 tested by Tiff Need

    Quote:
    amazon said:
    Here's the video from youtube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ro30yBUUjs



    Thanks

    The sound - THE SOUND (this car makes)

    Re: Fifth Gear on now: Audi R8 tested by Tiff Needell

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    krown05 said:
    Quote:
    MKW said:
    Quote:
    dreamcar said:
    [ BTW why do all these car shows insist on playing music over the soundtrack so you can never hear the engine?



    My beef also. Worse ones are the videos where they drown out 90% of the engine music with overdubbed bad 1970s disco or some operatic cliche like Wagner .



    YES!!!! I completely agree, it's very annoying. I prefer NO music when the car is turned on...or at least a better soundtrack!



    YEAH!!!

     
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