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

    I get it, I have a dozen track days on the first version of the R8, appreciate the Quatro.   But when comparing to other rear wheel drive performance sports cars; the GTR AMG, GT2 RS, GT3 and RS, 488, 720s, 675, the new Vantage, Portifino, Pista, ZR1...  then the question begs how could this RWS be any less effective? Seriously, with that in mind, what do you think.   I have my reason why I can't consider the Quattro, doesn't relate to performance.   thanks


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

    Van-:

    I get it, I have a dozen track days on the first version of the R8, appreciate the Quatro.   But when comparing to other rear wheel drive performance sports cars; the GTR AMG, GT2 RS, GT3 and RS, 488, 720s, 675, the new Vantage, Portifino, Pista, ZR1...  then the question begs how could this RWS be any less effective? Seriously, with that in mind, what do you think.   I have my reason why I can't consider the Quattro, doesn't relate to performance.   thanks

    Mostly for track usage, I would always go with the Porsche 991.2 GT3 or GT3 RS. 

    I see two issues with the RWS: Usually no ceramic brake (not even sure it can be optioned) and the standard brake isn't really a highlight and the lack of Cup tires for the car. Not even sure if Audi tested the RWS on Cup tires because they don't seem to be optional like on the Quattro model. Not sure though, maybe they are.

    I think that skilled amateur drivers like me profit more from the AWD than from the RWS model (also considering the fact that the chassis hasn't been changed much and the R8 V10 Plus is still lighter than the RWS, something many RWS owners seem to overlook).

    Bottom line is: The RWS is a fine car, especially from a collector's point of view but it is what it is, a marketing ploy to improve R8 sales. If Audi would have been serious about track performance, they would have done more things with the chassis and they would offer the optional (for the R8 AWD models) Cup 2 tire for the RWS (maybe they do, I don't have a clue).


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991.2 Carrera GTS Cabriolet (2018), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Mini JCW (2015)


    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017)

    Audi needs to improve.their halo car. They are not keeping up with the new huracan performante


    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017)

    hostboy:

    Audi needs to improve.their halo car. They are not keeping up with the new huracan performante

    Am I the only one who doesn't understand this post? Smiley


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    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017)

    Rossi:
    hostboy:

    Audi needs to improve.their halo car. They are not keeping up with the new huracan performante

    Am I the only one who doesn't understand this post? Smiley

    Concur.  The R8 doesn't share the same price structure as Lamborghini and really needs a more entry level model, possibly one with a V6 instead of the V10.  


    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017)

    ...and one for RC's daughter with a 3-cylinder 2-stroke engine indecision


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    2017 991.2 Carrera 4 GTS | GT Silver Metallic - The GT3 Killah!
    2013 Audi S3 | Glacier White


    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017)

    bluelines:

    ...and one for RC's daughter with a 3-cylinder 2-stroke engine indecision

    And a 100 kph speed limiter... Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991.2 Carrera GTS Cabriolet (2018), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Mini JCW (2015)


    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017)

    Rossi:
    hostboy:

    Audi needs to improve.their halo car. They are not keeping up with the new huracan performante

    Am I the only one who doesn't understand this post? Smiley

    I think he means that Audi needs a performance model above the current R8 V10 Plus but I'm not so sure this is the best idea right now. An entry level model is probably the better choice (for Audi), even if they said they abandoned it. Rumors indicate something else though (V6 with 500 hp in the making).

    The R8 GT (aka Huracan Performante) has been rumored for a while but so far, nothing.

    Lamborghini will put a particulate filter equipped, Euro 6d temp certified, Huracan Performante on the market this autumn, so maybe there is going to be a similar Audi model by then.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991.2 Carrera GTS Cabriolet (2018), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Mini JCW (2015)


    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017)

    I think host boy is in fact a boy. 


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    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017)

    Does anyone know who are the suppliers of the Audi/VW dual clutch transmissions?

    We had a serious and expensive damage on a Q5 (wet clutch S-tronic) and VW Polo (dry clutch DSG) both at around 75.000 km.

    Another Q5 in our family had the gearbox replaced within the warranty period.

    I am scared that the PDK in my Porsche is soon due for failure too, which as expected is much more stressed and heavily used. cheeky

    Does Porsche use a different supplier than the manufacturer of the rubbish VW/Audi boxes?

     


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    "Porsche....and Nothing else matters"

     


    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017)

    reginos:

    Does anyone know who are the suppliers of the Audi/VW dual clutch transmissions?

    We had a serious and expensive damage on a Q5 (wet clutch S-tronic) and VW Polo (dry clutch DSG) both at around 75.000 km.

    Another Q5 in our family had the gearbox replaced within the warranty period.

    I am scared that the PDK in my Porsche is soon due for failure too, which as expected is much more stressed and heavily used. cheeky

    Does Porsche use a different supplier than the manufacturer of the rubbish VW/Audi boxes?

     


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    "Porsche....and Nothing else matters"

     

    Lucky me, Graziano is the supplier of the gearbox in my R8... Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991.2 Carrera GTS Cabriolet (2018), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Mini JCW (2015)


    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017)

    RC:
    reginos:

    Does anyone know who are the suppliers of the Audi/VW dual clutch transmissions?

    We had a serious and expensive damage on a Q5 (wet clutch S-tronic) and VW Polo (dry clutch DSG) both at around 75.000 km.

    Another Q5 in our family had the gearbox replaced within the warranty period.

    I am scared that the PDK in my Porsche is soon due for failure too, which as expected is much more stressed and heavily used. cheeky

    Does Porsche use a different supplier than the manufacturer of the rubbish VW/Audi boxes?

     


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    "Porsche....and Nothing else matters"

     

    Lucky me, Graziano is the supplier of the gearbox in my R8... Smiley

    Same as McLaren's.

    Is the PDK supplied by ZF?


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    "Porsche....and Nothing else matters"

     


    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017)

    nberry:

    I think host boy is in fact a boy. 

    No hairy chest,,, no RT invite Smiley..


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    throt

    "I Have Done It!".

    991 GT3 pick up in October 2014.

    991 GT3.2 pick up April/May 2018. ( Hairy Chest Spec ).

    Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Exclusive pick up June 2013. ( Shit Box )

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    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017)

    throt:
    nberry:

    I think host boy is in fact a boy. 

    No hairy chest,,, no RT invite Smiley..

    How did he make it through the RT onboarding checks? SmileySmiley


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    2017 991.2 Carrera 4 GTS | GT Silver Metallic - The GT3 Killah!
    2013 Audi S3 | Glacier White


    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017)

    bluelines:
    throt:
    nberry:

    I think host boy is in fact a boy. 

    No hairy chest,,, no RT invite Smiley..

    How did he make it through the RT onboarding checks? SmileySmiley

    He didn't...yet. Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991.2 Carrera GTS Cabriolet (2018), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Mini JCW (2015)


    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017)

    Yep, ZF...


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991.2 Carrera GTS Cabriolet (2018), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Mini JCW (2015)


    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017)

    RC:
    bluelines:
    throt:
    nberry:

    I think host boy is in fact a boy. 

    No hairy chest,,, no RT invite Smiley..

    How did he make it through the RT onboarding checks? SmileySmiley

    He didn't...yet. Smiley

    Does he even know our song, our rules, the taboo topics, can he tell time with an analog watch?  So much to convey. Rules book anyone?  

    And what exam must I pass to be a moderator too?  Lol. 


    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017)

    Leawood911:

    And what exam must I pass to be a moderator too?  Lol. 

    Clearly we must be next Leawood. After this long time as highly respected Rennteam members with over a decade of Pulitzer Prize quality contributions. Some people, even more modest than me, say that the forum has flourished thanks to our relentless typing of new posts, passionate sharing of international sports car news and bringing hope to other members in despair when trying to make a choice between front axle lift systems and alcantara steering columns.

     


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    2017 991.2 Carrera 4 GTS | GT Silver Metallic - The GT3 Killah!
    2013 Audi S3 | Glacier White


    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017)

    Leawood911:
    RC:
    bluelines:
    throt:
    nberry:

    I think host boy is in fact a boy. 

    No hairy chest,,, no RT invite Smiley..

    How did he make it through the RT onboarding checks? SmileySmiley

    He didn't...yet. Smiley

    Does he even know our song, our rules, the taboo topics, can he tell time with an analog watch?  So much to convey. Rules book anyone?  

    And what exam must I pass to be a moderator too?  Lol. 

    No exam. Smiley Trust is everything, we need to make sure that moderators are trustworthy and that they don't use their powers for their own agenda and/or to harm the forum and/or it's users. We take user privacy pretty serious, we don't want people we don't know well to get access to our user database and/or or our forum administrative/moderating functions.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991.2 Carrera GTS Cabriolet (2018), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Mini JCW (2015)


    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017)

    The successor of the R8? http://www.media.audiusa.com/en-us/releases/251. Of course, it must be the year when one isn’t planning on going to Pebble Beach for the Concours.  


    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017)

    "Audi to reveal electric PB18 e-tron supercar concept"

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    (30 July 2018)

    Audi will reveal an electric-powered supercar concept called the PB18 e-tron on 23 August, during the Pebble Beach Automotive Week in Monterey, California.

    The firm has revealed a single darkened image of the concept, which Audi calls a “design study for a puristic sports car of the future”. The two-seater was developed at Audi’s newly established Design Loft in Malibu, California.

    While Audi is remaining tight-lipped about the technical details of the PB18 e-tron, it has hinted that it will take design cues from the Le Mans-winning Audi R18 e-tron race car and include technical solutions being developed for an electric-powered successor to the second-generation R8.

    Among the design elements that can be made out in the image of the low and wide PB18 e-tron are signature LED headlights and small cameras mounted atop the cockpit that are said to provide real-time video for rear-view purposes. They are similar in design to features set to be options on Audi’s first series-production electric car, the E-tron, which will be unveiled on 17 September in San Francisco, California.

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    Link: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/audi-reveal-electric-pb18-e-tron-supercar-concept


    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017)

    Probably more of a 918 successor (I bet there will be a Porsche version as well at some point) at a very high price tag. It could provide some design hints for a possible next gen R8 though...


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991.2 Carrera GTS Cabriolet (2018), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Mini JCW (2015)


    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017)

    RC - Perhaps your replacement for 2016 R8 may be an all-electric R8.


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    2016 Porsche 991 Carrera GTS  Black with AeroKit Cup Package,  2017 Porsche Cayenne Platinum  Purpurite Metallic, New York


    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017)

    bobr:

    RC - Perhaps your replacement for 2016 R8 may be an all-electric R8.

    Zero sound,,, he wouldn’t buy that Smiley..


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    throt

    "I Have Done It!".

    991 GT3 pick up in October 2014.

    991 GT3.2 pick up April/May 2018. ( Hairy Chest Spec ).

    Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Exclusive pick up June 2013. ( Shit Box )

    Rennteam Hairy Chest Advisor.


    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017)

    throt:
    bobr:

    RC - Perhaps your replacement for 2016 R8 may be an all-electric R8.

    Zero sound,,, he wouldn’t buy that Smiley..

    Current plan is to get a used Performante Spyder...but plans change fast.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991.2 Carrera GTS Cabriolet (2018), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Mini JCW (2015)


    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017)

    RC:
    throt:
    bobr:

    RC - Perhaps your replacement for 2016 R8 may be an all-electric R8.

    Zero sound,,, he wouldn’t buy that Smiley..

    but plans change fast

     

    Smiley,,, 

    We know..

    Perormante, Smiley,, I keep thinking about this car. The white one I see with the gold wheels was just sensational...

    Rock hard buckets with radical styling Smiley...

     


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    throt

    "I Have Done It!".

    991 GT3 pick up in October 2014.

    991 GT3.2 pick up April/May 2018. ( Hairy Chest Spec ).

    Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Exclusive pick up June 2013. ( Shit Box )

    Rennteam Hairy Chest Advisor.


    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017)

    SmileySmiley Excellent choice.


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    2016 Porsche 991 Carrera GTS  Black with AeroKit Cup Package,  2017 Porsche Cayenne Platinum  Purpurite Metallic, New York


    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017)

    Leaving this here because I remember RC mentioning these checks (in München though): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtfSo0szqmI


    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017)

    DuckieRS:

    Leaving this here because I remember RC mentioning these checks (in München though): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtfSo0szqmI

    Need that patrol in Chicago when the Harley riders are blipping the throttles at 0400 when stopped by a traffic signal.   What is even worse, many of those immature brats have stereos with volume settings even louder than their straight pipe exhaust systems.   Unfortunately, it is this type of behavior that eventually leads to the noise patrols such as the one in the video.   


    Re: Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017)

    So my Cup 2 tires are gone, I need to put on new ones. Since I do not drive on the track that much would like to put on "normal" tires. I am doubting between the Michelin Pilot sport 4S or the Pirelli P-Zero with AO. As far as I know the Michelin's are not available with the AO mark (Audi Original). What is the expierence here on the forum?

     


     
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