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

    isnt itamazing that an audi in a matter of a few years plays (wins) in supercar territory, carrera gt ?

    very cool choice you made, RC. the audi has a cool and grown-up factor.


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

    The Carrera GT is an old car now, 12 years, for ultra performance, it is obsolete, but surely a lot of fun too drive. I would never buy one though, touchy clutch, no ESP and lot of power are a recipe or for disaster...


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

    Nice story RC and what a great choice! I rarely look into other sections here on Rennteam and just found out about your new toy in the 918 thread. Congratulation on your latest fossil fuel burning toy haha!! I hope you will have a great summer and wish you many happy and safe miles on the autobahn... kiss Post plenty of photos on the go...


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

    Congrats, amazing car, I knew it would tick a lot of your boxes and this doesn't surprise me at all. Just to note, I never pictures you in a car with stripes on the exterior smiley


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

    Tonight on BBC Two, TOP GEAR  has Sabine Schmit drive the R8 


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

    Pilot:

    Nice story RC and what a great choice! I rarely look into other sections here on Rennteam and just found out about your new toy in the 918 thread. Congratulation on your latest fossil fuel burning toy haha!! I hope you will have a great summer and wish you many happy and safe miles on the autobahn... kiss Post plenty of photos on the go...

    Thanks a lot, G. Smiley


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

    Gnil:

    Tonight on BBC Two, TOP GEAR  has Sabine Schmit drive the R8 

    Good to know, thanks. Smiley

    Here are some interesting videos with the R8 V10 Plus in them:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IXHhGeOO6g (watch till the end, there is even a drag rave vs. a Ducati...and that RS6 started with launch control, the R8 didn't in the direct comparison)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3la-uZh3_yI (the Lotus is tuned to 460 hp, power/weight ratio is same as R8)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqGII0e0kdI (a bit long and you have to endure his accent Smiley but interesting, however that guy in the video is more into comfort oriented cars like Jaguar, etc.).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzBil-ekj9g (Russian R8 vs. Huracan comparison with English subtitles)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPx92wx2xvk (Tom Kristensen is delightful to watch and while this is an Audi sponsored video, everything he says, I can confirm)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nL2ioSwrDc (German AMS review in German language)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvOZ2wtXISQ (German review, a bit long with lots of details and in German language)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVFkreHsTHI (Jay Leno...I always kind of get the feeling that he is bored with cars like this one, which makes it less enjoyable to watch but maybe this is just his way of doing things...)

     


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

    Atzporsche:

    Congrats, amazing car, I knew it would tick a lot of your boxes and this doesn't surprise me at all. Just to note, I never pictures you in a car with stripes on the exterior smiley

    Me neither and I think they will actually have to go (my wife will hate me... Smiley).


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

    SciFrog:

    The Carrera GT is an old car now, 12 years, for ultra performance, it is obsolete, but surely a lot of fun too drive. I would never buy one though, touchy clutch, no ESP and lot of power are a recipe or for disaster...

    True but still...the difference to 300+ kph was like huge...like more than 100-200 meters huge... I expected only a few car lengths. Not even sure how long the Carrera GT needs to 300 kph but I guess something around 30 seconds or so? Don't have a clue, never looked it up.


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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

    Driving CGT properly and very fast is pretty demanding & risky job compared to your new R8. Leaving your friend behind so much says just how gentle he was with his CGT (and that is understandable, since he can buy few of your branR8`s with his used CGT).

    Nürburgring Nordschleife results say, for CGT 7:28.71, and for new R8 V10 Plus 7:32.00. Those are raw results that are showing how much those cars are really capable. Trick is, you can get out of your car much more today because electronic aid`s are working all hard work instead of you.


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

    Milanno:

    Driving CGT properly and very fast is pretty demanding & risky job compared to your new R8. Leaving your friend behind so much says just how gentle he was with his CGT (and that is understandable, since he can buy few of your branR8`s with his used CGT).

    We were driving on the Autobahn straight line, no need to go gentle on the CGT (and he doesn't, he has other cars he can enjoy and abuse Smiley).

    Nürburgring Nordschleife results say, for CGT 7:28.71, and for new R8 V10 Plus 7:32.00. Those are raw results that are showing how much those cars are really capable. Trick is, you can get out of your car much more today because electronic aid`s are working all hard work instead of you. 

    I know you are thrilled about your new car, but we need to keep things realistic in order to get proper perspective on particular performance figures kiss

    I think you should re-read what I wrote. This was straight line... Smiley


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

    RC:
     

    True but still...the difference to 300+ kph was like huge...like more than 100-200 meters huge... I expected only a few car lengths. Not even sure how long the Carrera GT needs to 300 kph but I guess something around 30 seconds or so? Don't have a clue, never looked it up.

     

     

    CGT has two problems, tall gearing just like rest of the P cars we see today and 0.39 drag coefficient Smiley (0.34 GT2 RS / 0.31 991 Turbo S)  

    As for the R8: The drag coefficient is 0.34 with adaptive rear spoiler retracted or 0.35 with it extended, and 0.36 with the fixed rear wing spoiler. (Audi brochure)

    CGT Acceleration time

    0 - 200: 9,9

    0 - 300: 34,2s

    McLaren F1 (cd 0.32) *depending on weather conditions*

    0 - 200: 8,8

    0 - 300: 20,3 ~ 22,4


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

    Exactly, from memory the CGT was never good at 200-300...


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

    How does the sounds of the V10 in both R8 and CGT compare?


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

    RC:
    Atzporsche:

    Congrats, amazing car, I knew it would tick a lot of your boxes and this doesn't surprise me at all. Just to note, I never pictures you in a car with stripes on the exterior smiley

    Me neither and I think they will actually have to go (my wife will hate me... Smiley).

    Yes, don't get me wrong! It looks amazing! Somehow this car works with stripes, same as a GT500 or GT40 Fords.. 


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

    EnglishManInNY:

    How does the sounds of the V10 in both R8 and CGT compare?

     

    The R8 has a lower tone. This past winter I followed a pre-production test car from Whistler to Vancouver a while ago.


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

    Atzporsche:
    RC:
    Atzporsche:

    Congrats, amazing car, I knew it would tick a lot of your boxes and this doesn't surprise me at all. Just to note, I never pictures you in a car with stripes on the exterior smiley

    Me neither and I think they will actually have to go (my wife will hate me... Smiley).

    Yes, don't get me wrong! It looks amazing! Somehow this car works with stripes, same as a GT500 or GT40 Fords.. 

    I think the car is so wide with few features in the shape and in such a subtle color that the stripes help make it a bit more visually engaging without going full kinky gigolo like the italian version  Smiley


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

    So can you guys decide if you like the stripes or not because when they're off, they're off?  indecision

    I am honest with you: I'm not a big fan of stripes but wife and son love them and some people seem to like them too.

    So now, I don't have a clue what to do.  yes


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

    RC:

    So can you guys decide if you like the stripes or not because when they're off, they're off?  indecision

    I am honest with you: I'm not a big fan of stripes but wife and son love them and some people seem to like them too.

    So now, I don't have a clue what to do.  yes

    good as is:::)))


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

    RC:

    So can you guys decide if you like the stripes or not because when they're off, they're off?  indecision

    I am honest with you: I'm not a big fan of stripes but wife and son love them and some people seem to like them too.

    So now, I don't have a clue what to do.  yes

     

    Add more strips, until the whole car is covered in black! Smiley


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

    Can you show us a pic from the front that catches the stripes a bit better?


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

    RC:

    So can you guys decide if you like the stripes or not because when they're off, they're off?  indecision

    I am honest with you: I'm not a big fan of stripes but wife and son love them and some people seem to like them too.

    So now, I don't have a clue what to do.  yes

    I've never seen a R8 with stripes. ..On your car they make the roof line look flatter and lower and they work well with the body color......Keep them. They make the car look less somber.  You might even start a trend for other gen2 R8 owners.


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

    remove just one....everyone happy indecision


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

    I test drove the R8 V10 plus today. Fantastic machine and that engine is epic! Agree with what already has been said by RC regarding the drivetrain and other bits. The R8 however felt too much supercar for my taste and you don't go grocery shopping with it, drive to work or drive to the golf club in the same understated manner that you can do in a 911 Turbo. The R8 also got way more attention than the 911 Turbo. Most likely due to the soundtrack from the exhaust and somehow it also looks more exotic. From an image perspective I actually came to the conclusion that I much prefer the 911. Also seem to "fit" better in the 911 cabin and the Adaptive sport seats feels nicer than the sport seats in the R8. This is of course a very individual thing. I felt like "i'm trying too hard" in the R8 and feel more relaxed in the 911 Turbo if that makes sense?!

    One other weird thing that I actually didn't like with the R8 is the front window and the front. It feels like you sit too far forward in the car and almost sit on the front wheels and the front is too short and too low?! This is probably something you get used to, but it felt weird on my test drive. Also visibility is kind of limited compared to the 911.

    In total an absolutely fantastic car and I understand completely that many fall in love with it and put it ahead of the Turbo S. But for me it is too much of a supercar/exotic and creates too much attention so I will pass.


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

    The R8 has a very special and unique design compared with other supercars which is working like it is and without the irritating stripes. Take the stripes away. Trust me...Smiley


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

    Whoopsy:
    RC:

    So can you guys decide if you like the stripes or not because when they're off, they're off?  indecision

    I am honest with you: I'm not a big fan of stripes but wife and son love them and some people seem to like them too.

    So now, I don't have a clue what to do.  yes

     

    Add more strips, until the whole car is covered in black! Smiley

    aha  I just think it wasn't very RC to have stripes. 


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

    Well, he is well into his 50s now.


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

    Stripes makes the car go faster.


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

    Whoopsy:
    RC:

    So can you guys decide if you like the stripes or not because when they're off, they're off?  indecision

    I am honest with you: I'm not a big fan of stripes but wife and son love them and some people seem to like them too.

    So now, I don't have a clue what to do.  yes

     

    Add more strips, until the whole car is covered in black! Smiley

    Smiley Actually, I think that black looks good on the R8 but it looks too aggressive. The dealer has a Lamborghini Huracan in some sort of matte black (not a deep black, don't know what the color is), it looks amazing but too aggressive.

    Suzuka Grey is a very pale grey and just perfect for me and my "delicate" situation.


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

    palenimbus:

    Stripes makes the car go faster.

    Forgot that... Smiley Smiley


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