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

    Man, Bluelines taunted you so much about having the same steering wheel that you went out and bought a new one. Classic.


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

    noone1:

    Man, Bluelines taunted you so much about having the same steering wheel that you went out and bought a new one. Classic.

    Smiley I always wanted this one but since I didn't order and spec a new car, it was impossible. Also, it was not available for some time as a retrofit item. This is basically the same steering wheel as before, just with a buckskin grip. No big deal.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet (2015), Porsche Cayenne S Diesel (2017), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mini JCW (2015)


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

    RC:

    My new steering wheel has arrived. blush

    Audi Sport OEM part...not aftermarket!

    Congrats! Smiley

    That is the standard steering wheel in the S3. Great that Audi now offers it as an upgrade for the R8 Smiley


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

    noone1:

    Man, Bluelines taunted you so much about having the same steering wheel that you went out and bought a new one. Classic.

    angry


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

    bluelines:
    noone1:

    Man, Bluelines taunted you so much about having the same steering wheel that you went out and bought a new one. Classic.

    angry


    You're such a bad boy... Smiley


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

    looks nice


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

    bluelines:
    RC:

    My new steering wheel has arrived. blush

    Audi Sport OEM part...not aftermarket!

    Congrats! Smiley

    That is the standard steering wheel in the S3. Great that Audi now offers it as an upgrade for the R8 Smiley

    It seems that the Swiss legalized pot now...missed that. Smiley Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet (2015), Porsche Cayenne S Diesel (2017), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mini JCW (2015)


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

    RC:
    bluelines:
    RC:

    My new steering wheel has arrived. blush

    Audi Sport OEM part...not aftermarket!

    Congrats! Smiley

    That is the standard steering wheel in the S3. Great that Audi now offers it as an upgrade for the R8 Smiley

    It seems that the Swiss legalized pot now...missed that. Smiley Smiley

    Its the effects of chronic servere sleep deprivation seeing in smiley


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

    RC:

    Grip is amazing...as long as I do not use hand creamSmiley I always wondered why the Alcantara steering wheel in my 991 GTS Cab has "degraded" but now I know...my wife...hand creamSmiley Smiley

    Yes!  Yuk!

    Even on normal smooth leather steering wheels AND EVERYTHING ELSE SHE TOUCHES.

    White goop skim-coat that takes effort to remove Smiley


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

    Carlos from Spain:
    RC:
    bluelines:
    RC:

    My new steering wheel has arrived. blush

    Audi Sport OEM part...not aftermarket!

    Congrats! Smiley

    That is the standard steering wheel in the S3. Great that Audi now offers it as an upgrade for the R8 Smiley

    It seems that the Swiss legalized pot now...missed that. Smiley Smiley

    Its the effects of chronic servere sleep deprivation seeing in smiley

    Smiley

    We are actually sleeping exceptionally well SmileyThe twins go to bed at 8pm, wake up around 2-3am for one round of parallel feeding, then sleep until the morning. Did we have baby photos in the Audi thread yet? Ok, here we go Smiley

    _DSC1497.jpg


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    2013 Audi S3 | Glacier White


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

    W8MM:
    RC:

    Grip is amazing...as long as I do not use hand creamSmiley I always wondered why the Alcantara steering wheel in my 991 GTS Cab has "degraded" but now I know...my wife...hand creamSmiley Smiley

    Yes!  Yuk!

    Even on normal smooth leather steering wheels AND EVERYTHING ELSE SHE TOUCHES.

    White goop skim-coat that takes effort to remove Smiley

    How about sun screen? Even worse... Today, my wife played a tennis tournament and sun screen plus sweat equal in a big mess in the car. Even my wife and daughter just wear skirts, the leather seats are full with sun screen. Horrible.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet (2015), Porsche Cayenne S Diesel (2017), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mini JCW (2015)


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

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShGAqg2SFEo

     


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet (2015), Porsche Cayenne S Diesel (2017), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mini JCW (2015)


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

    bluelines:
    We are actually sleeping exceptionally well SmileyThe twins go to bed at 8pm, wake up around 2-3am for one round of parallel feeding, then sleep until the morning. Did we have baby photos in the Audi thread yet? Ok, here we go Smiley

    _DSC1497.jpg

    You lucky bastard... Smiley Smiley Our first kid woke us up every two hours (actually me because I had to feed her Smiley) and the second kid slept longer but he didn't want to go to sleep, so I had to spend a lot of time with him before he went to sleep.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet (2015), Porsche Cayenne S Diesel (2017), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mini JCW (2015)


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

    Found out more about the reason why the R8 weights more than the Huracan: Apparently this isn't only about more dampening material, the B&O HiFi system or the leather. The Huracan apparently doesn't have the water-cooled front axle differential of the R8. no At least this is what the Lamborghini tech told me at my dealership...something I cannot really believe. Why would the Huracan not have this? 


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet (2015), Porsche Cayenne S Diesel (2017), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mini JCW (2015)


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

    RC,

    Sonax alcantara cleaner is the best one I've used.  Made in Germany, so should be easy to source.

    That said, alcantara just won't wear as nicely as leather regardless.  I have sweaty hands unfortunately, so an alcantara wheel is not something I should ever order.


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

    vantagesc:

    RC,

    Sonax alcantara cleaner is the best one I've used.  Made in Germany, so should be easy to source.

    That said, alcantara just won't wear as nicely as leather regardless.  I have sweaty hands unfortunately, so an alcantara wheel is not something I should ever order.

    Thanks, good to know for my GTS Cab. What about the buckskin steering wheel in my R8? Any idea how to clean it? Asked my mechanic but he gave me a contact which hasn't responded yet.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet (2015), Porsche Cayenne S Diesel (2017), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mini JCW (2015)


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

    Specifically you want the Sonax "Upholstery & Alcantara Cleaner" as there is one other one that I think is too strong.

    Hmm, for natural buckskin I am honestly not too sure, probably someone who cleans shoes made of that material would know.  Probably a product made for real leather / suede .


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

    vantagesc:

    Specifically you want the Sonax "Upholstery & Alcantara Cleaner" as there is one other one that I think is too strong.

    Hmm, for natural buckskin I am honestly not too sure, probably someone who cleans shoes made of that material would know.  Probably a product made for real leather / suede .

    Thanks. Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet (2015), Porsche Cayenne S Diesel (2017), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mini JCW (2015)


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

    RC:
    vantagesc:

    RC,

    Sonax alcantara cleaner is the best one I've used.  Made in Germany, so should be easy to source.

    That said, alcantara just won't wear as nicely as leather regardless.  I have sweaty hands unfortunately, so an alcantara wheel is not something I should ever order.

    Thanks, good to know for my GTS Cab. What about the buckskin steering wheel in my R8? Any idea how to clean it? Asked my mechanic but he gave me a contact which hasn't responded yet.

    I think the pro drivers in GT class just have their mechanics put a new one on every race....Smiley 


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

    4trac:
    RC:
    vantagesc:

    RC,

    Sonax alcantara cleaner is the best one I've used.  Made in Germany, so should be easy to source.

    That said, alcantara just won't wear as nicely as leather regardless.  I have sweaty hands unfortunately, so an alcantara wheel is not something I should ever order.

    Thanks, good to know for my GTS Cab. What about the buckskin steering wheel in my R8? Any idea how to clean it? Asked my mechanic but he gave me a contact which hasn't responded yet.

    I think the pro drivers in GT class just have their mechanics put a new one on every race....Smiley 

    Good solution... Smiley Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet (2015), Porsche Cayenne S Diesel (2017), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mini JCW (2015)


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

    Yesterday, I had the chance to play with the various driving/ESP modes on a closed road (construction). Was pretty interesting because it was a wide area where I could reach some nice speeds without any risk.

    Long story short: I always loved Performance mode DRY but always hesitated to use it on public roads because the ESP is set to "sport mode" and can be very tricky at times.

    Just out of curiosity, I also turned off the ESP completely (longer press on the ESP button) to see how the car reacts and it wasn't pretty I have to admit, despite the warm tires (aprox. 45°C). Very difficult to "catch" the car because the loss of control comes very sudden and very aggressively (typical mid engined car behavior).

    Well, while driving with Performance mode DRY and ESP completely turned off, I pressed the ESP button and expected the ESP to fall back into the previous (Performance mode DRY standards setup) "sport mode". 

    What happened however was that I was suddenly driving in Performance mode DRY with the ESP completely turned ON (standard mode). This changes the whole driving experience on public roads: Huge safety improvement plus the amazing setup from the Performance mode DRY (everything set to "sport", dynamic steering without a variable setup, gearbox shifting up as aggressive as possible with some serious "kicks", throttle response highly sensitive, etc.).

    So call me stupid but I do not understand why Audi doesn't offer a Performance mode DRY with ESP turned on completely? It would make more sense to press the ESP button if people want to drive in ESP "sport mode".

    I didn't know that it is possible to switch ESP back to standard mode with Performance mode DRY, there is no documentation about it and I always assumed that this is a fixed setup. yes

    Performance mode DRY with ESP turned on (standard mode) is a game changer in my opinion. So much more fun but with a lower risk, especially when driving on public roads. 

     


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet (2015), Porsche Cayenne S Diesel (2017), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mini JCW (2015)

     


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

    bluelines:
    Carlos from Spain:
    RC:
    bluelines:
    RC:

    My new steering wheel has arrived. blush

    Audi Sport OEM part...not aftermarket!

    Congrats! Smiley

    That is the standard steering wheel in the S3. Great that Audi now offers it as an upgrade for the R8 Smiley

    It seems that the Swiss legalized pot now...missed that. Smiley Smiley

    Its the effects of chronic servere sleep deprivation seeing in smiley

    Smiley

    We are actually sleeping exceptionally well SmileyThe twins go to bed at 8pm, wake up around 2-3am for one round of parallel feeding, then sleep until the morning. Did we have baby photos in the Audi thread yet? Ok, here we go Smiley

    _DSC1497.jpg

    GREAT PICTURE! You must be a very proud father.Smiley


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

    nberry:

    GREAT PICTURE! You must be a very proud father.Smiley

    Thank you Nick! Smiley They are adorable.

    I must admit that it is very satisfying to discuss babies in the R8 thread Smiley 


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

    bluelines:
    nberry:

    GREAT PICTURE! You must be a very proud father.Smiley

    Thank you Nick! Smiley They are adorable.

    I must admit that it is very satisfying to discuss babies in the R8 thread Smiley 

    The R8 is a very nice baby as well....so a baby discussion fits here... Smiley Smiley


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

    The steering wheel looks amazing Smiley


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

    J.Seven:

    The steering wheel looks amazing Smiley

    +1


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

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    Who needs a family car when you can have a perfect combo? smiley

     


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

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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet (2015), Porsche Cayenne S Diesel (2017), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mini JCW (2015)


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

    That's some lovely pictures Christian!
    What is your experience with driving with shoes like these? I sometimes wear protective "steel noses" shoes when I have to visit the production facilities of our company, and I always make sure to have "normal" shoes with me as well, as I hate the feeling of driving with these big lumps. Doesn't it give you any problems?


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

    Mind blown. I pictured RC looking completely different.


     
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