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    Re: In Detail: Audi R8 (lots of new fantastic pics

    Thanks Kreso

    What's their impression? can someone translate please.

    Re: In Detail: Audi R8 (lots of new fantastic pics

    In short:

    Steering is not so sharp as Porsche 997 Carrera S, but high speed stability is amazing!
    Magnetic Ride works wonderfull and body movement are in complete control.
    Regarding AWD only 15-30% of power is coming to the front wheels and you can feel it! R8 is despite mid-engine layout very, very friendly to drive very fast. And most importantly R8 is very friendly when ESP is in off mode. True drivers car.

    Re: In Detail: Audi R8 (lots of new fantastic pics

    Thanks for the translation Kreso.

    Re: In Detail: Audi R8 (lots of new fantastic pics

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    Ron (Houston) said:
    The white one looks damn good .



    I actually don't think that white looks that good on the car.

    Why? In my eyes they manipulated those images in Photoshop to provide some exaggerated reflections. The Audi R8 is dominated by sharp cuts and corners, e.g. the side air intakes or the bodypanel along the front wheels. Those appear to be much more accentuated in silver or grey metallic paints than it does in white. Audi knows it, so in my eyes this car will appear differently in reality, depending on colour. Just my 02 cents.

    Re: In Detail: Audi R8 (lots of new fantastic pics

    IMHO, the more I look at the black blade, the more it grows on me, and is gradually becoming a must (for white or silver exterior color). What do you guys think?

    Re: In Detail: Audi R8 (lots of new fantastic pics

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    tony2006 said:
    IMHO, the more I look at the black blade, the more it grows on me, and is gradually becoming a must (for white or silver exterior color). What do you guys think?


    I don't like the alternating color. I know the designers are trying to make a "statement", but it doesn't work for me.

    Re: In Detail: Audi R8 (lots of new fantastic pics)

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    Crash said:
    Imagine what it would do if they release it with the rumored 600 bhp engine .




    Does anybody knows if it's possible to supercharge the Audi 4.2FSI?
    If yes, it should be possible to gain 180hp with it.

    BR
    TambourCH

    P.S. The Car looks fantastic please don't hit me, but I think it looks more beautiful then the new 997 turbo.

    Re: In Detail: Audi R8 (lots of new fantastic pics)

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    TambourCH said:
    Quote:
    Crash said:
    Imagine what it would do if they release it with the rumored 600 bhp engine .




    Does anybody knows if it's possible to supercharge the Audi 4.2FSI?
    If yes, it should be possible to gain 180hp with it.

    BR
    TambourCH

    P.S. The Car looks fantastic please don't hit me, but I think it looks more beautiful then the new 997 turbo.



    I guess it will be possible, but I thing Crash meant a bigger V10 in the R8, derived from Lamborghini.

    But as long as Lamborghini belongs to Audi, the R8 in the top version will always have less power than the Gallardo, which is said to have around 550hp after the next facelift. So 600hp in the R8 is impossible.

    Re: In Detail: Audi R8 (lots of new fantastic pics

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    KresoF1 said:
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    Mike S said:
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    temm said:
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    Good luck getting your golf clubs in there!



    Mike, you are wrong! They fit pretty nicelly...



    But where do we put the dog then?

    Re: In Detail: Audi R8 (lots of new fantastic pics)

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    mikigta said:
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    Rossi said:
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    Crash said:
    Yes, it looks absolutely awesome! Imagine what it would do if they release it with the rumored 600 bhp engine .



    As long as Lamborghini belongs to Audi, they will never do so.



    Are you sure Rossi?



    Well, if Audi and Lamborghini will still belong together in the future, the R8 in the top version should always be less powerful than the Gallardo. And I don't think we will see the Gallardo reach the 600hp barrier so soon, it will be more like 550hp.

    But if the Lamborghini will be separated from the VW-group...

    ... anything is possible.

    Re: In Detail: Audi R8 (lots of new fantastic pics

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    KresoF1 said:
    In short:

    Steering is not so sharp as Porsche 997 Carrera S, but high speed stability is amazing!
    Magnetic Ride works wonderfull and body movement are in complete control.
    Regarding AWD only 15-30% of power is coming to the front wheels and you can feel it! R8 is despite mid-engine layout very, very friendly to drive very fast. And most importantly R8 is very friendly when ESP is in off mode. True drivers car.



    That sounds very, very good.

    Magnetic ride and that very special AWD-layout seems to be a very clever setup for a (midengined) sportscar.

    Re: In Detail: Audi R8 (lots of new fantastic pics

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    Rossi said:
    Quote:
    KresoF1 said:
    In short:

    Steering is not so sharp as Porsche 997 Carrera S, but high speed stability is amazing!
    Magnetic Ride works wonderfull and body movement are in complete control.
    Regarding AWD only 15-30% of power is coming to the front wheels and you can feel it! R8 is despite mid-engine layout very, very friendly to drive very fast. And most importantly R8 is very friendly when ESP is in off mode. True drivers car.



    That sounds very, very good.

    Magnetic ride and that very special AWD-layout seems to be a very clever setup for a (midengined) sportscar.



    Stefan, I agree with you 100%!

    Re: In Detail: Audi R8 (lots of new fantastic pics

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    KresoF1 said:
    Quote:
    Rossi said:
    Quote:
    KresoF1 said:
    In short:

    Steering is not so sharp as Porsche 997 Carrera S, but high speed stability is amazing!
    Magnetic Ride works wonderfull and body movement are in complete control.
    Regarding AWD only 15-30% of power is coming to the front wheels and you can feel it! R8 is despite mid-engine layout very, very friendly to drive very fast. And most importantly R8 is very friendly when ESP is in off mode. True drivers car.



    That sounds very, very good.

    Magnetic ride and that very special AWD-layout seems to be a very clever setup for a (midengined) sportscar.



    Stefan, I agree with you 100%!



    Very interesting that Ferrari is rumoured to develop a very interesting AWD-system too. And 599 GTB (and surely the F430 successor BTW ) use magnetic ride as well.

    Re: In Detail: Audi R8 (lots of new fantastic pics

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    KresoF1 said:
    In short:

    ....Regarding AWD only 15-30% of power is coming to the front wheels and you can feel it! R8 is despite...



    Hey Kreso,
    In the press release they are stating 44-56%. So whats the point?

    Re: In Detail: Audi R8 (lots of new fantastic pics

    44% front and 56% rear is WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION or WEIGHT BALANCE!
    Only 10-35% of power goes to front wheels.

    Re: In Detail: Audi R8 (lots of new fantastic pics

    This one is for Temm!



    More is here:

    http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2008-audi-r8/

    Re: In Detail: Audi R8 (lots of new fantastic pics

    In terms of aesthetics, the car is pretty from angles, but I don't think it has a significant, continuous form. The gestalt impression it leaves is a bit jagged and uncouth.
    Perhaps only with sharply contrasting colors; wonder what it would look like in a darker homogenous hue?

    In terms of performance, it clearly offers a beautiful engine that should sound lovely, to accompany a stiff chasis and an advanced 4WD (Audi's performance cars have been inching towards more RWDish Quattro to compete in their respective classes e.g. RS4-->M3).

    I'm still up in the air with its price (is it 90k USD or 110k? Anyone with anything concrete?), but if it is near the C2s, it will definitely cause a market sway.

    Congrats on the wait spot Ron, I'm sure you're gonna love it. Just please get the 6MT

    Re: In Detail: Audi R8 (lots of new fantastic pics

    Beautiful, thanks for sharing the pics. I suppose the dealers will matk it up substantially when the car arrives. I love the house too

    Re: In Detail: Audi R8 (lots of new fantastic pics)

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    Rossi said:
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    TambourCH said:
    Quote:
    Crash said:
    Imagine what it would do if they release it with the rumored 600 bhp engine .




    Does anybody knows if it's possible to supercharge the Audi 4.2FSI?
    If yes, it should be possible to gain 180hp with it.

    BR
    TambourCH

    P.S. The Car looks fantastic please don't hit me, but I think it looks more beautiful then the new 997 turbo.



    I guess it will be possible, but I thing Crash meant a bigger V10 in the R8, derived from Lamborghini.

    But as long as Lamborghini belongs to Audi, the R8 in the top version will always have less power than the Gallardo, which is said to have around 550hp after the next facelift. So 600hp in the R8 is impossible.



    I know But 600hp in a R8 would be very interesting whoever it makes.( Audi or a Tuningcompany)

    I read in a german Mag. that the Lambo G will gain 30-40hp and the R8 will get the V10 but with only 500hp. ( nov/dez 07)

    The Difference between the 2 Lambos will be 80hp.

    BR
    TambourCH

    Re: In Detail: Audi R8 (lots of new fantastic pics)

    Autocar drive impression:

    http://www.autocar.co.uk/CarReviews/FirstDrives/Audi-R8-4.2-FSI/223885/

    Re: In Detail: Audi R8 (lots of new fantastic pics)

    Beautiful car, but does anyone know if the areas behind the door HAVE to come in a different color or can you get them to match?

    Re: In Detail: Audi R8 (lots of new fantastic pics

    Thank you Kreso


    CAR first drive, not over the moon about it:

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    READ OUR 17-PAGE DRIVE OF THE AUDI R8, SHOT ON LOCATION IN NEVADA, IN THE MARCH ISSUE OF CAR. IT HITS THE SHELVES ON 31 JANUARY



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    Don't go for the sequential R-tronic box, either. A tweaked version of the Lambo's e-gear transmission, it's neither Ferrari F1 quick nor DSG smooth and is prone to judder in traffic. And the paddles are too small, so opt for the manual instead.



    http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/first_drive.php?sid=407&page=1

    Re: In Detail: Audi R8 (lots of new fantastic pics

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    KresoF1 said:
    This one is for Temm!



    More is here:

    http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2008-audi-r8/



    This front looks sooo long.

    Re: In Detail: Audi R8 (lots of new fantastic pics

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    Gauss said:
    This front looks sooo long.



    Because it is sooo long.

    Re: In Detail: Audi R8 (lots of new fantastic pics

    ...but, little bit shorter then F430 front. On the other hand 997 has looong rear and long nose(very short wheel base).
    Well, I like 997, F430, Gallardo and R8.

    Re: In Detail: Audi R8 (lots of new fantastic pics

    It looks good in dark colors. Its nice to see a sports car where the engine isnt hidden under a plastic cover.

    I predict success!

    Re: In Detail: Audi R8 (lots of new fantastic pics

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    JimFlat6 said:
    It looks good in dark colors. Its nice to see a sports car where the engine isnt hidden under a plastic cover.



    Yeah, it's always nice staring at the engine, but the optional blue-LED-engine-bay-light of the R8 is an unnecessary gimmick. Well, at least you don't have to order it.

    Re: In Detail: Audi R8 (lots of new fantastic pics

    Very nice pics. Performance wise it sits between the 997S and the TT, smart move than will work only if the price is much closer to the 997 S than the TT.

     
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