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    "New" R8 V10 RWD (2020)

    Just in case some of you didn't notice, there is a new R8 V10 RWD (facelift) on the market.

    540 hp, 65 kg lighter than the AWD version. Base price in Germany is 157k EUR (incl. 19% VAT).

    With the current situation, I am quite positive that this car can be purchased for a very interesting price or with a pretty interesting lease rate.

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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Lamborghini Huracan Performante (2019), Mercedes GLC63 S AMG (2020), Mercedes C63 S AMG Cab (2019), Range Rover Evoque Si4 Black Edition (2019)

     


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    Lovely car, too bad that big engine is killed by co2 taxes around here. Madness to register one in these times. 


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    Re: "New" R8 V10 RWD (2020)

    I like it. kiss

    Suprisingly I got used to the design of the facelift, although I didn't really like it in the first place. I still think the pre-facelift R8 has the better, more coherent design, but I could live with the facelift version as well.


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    Rossi:

    I like it. kiss

    +1 Smiley


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    2018 Audi S6 Avant | Ibis White


    Re: "New" R8 V10 RWD (2020)

    I could live with any R8 V10 smiley


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    Rossi:

    I like it. kiss

    Suprisingly I got used to the design of the facelift, although I didn't really like it in the first place. I still think the pre-facelift R8 has the better, more coherent design, but I could live with the facelift version as well.

    Believe it or not but I was thinking leasing one (Spider) just for fun... If they offer that 999 EUR lease again, I'm probably in. Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Lamborghini Huracan Performante (2019), Mercedes GLC63 S AMG (2020), Mercedes C63 S AMG Cab (2019), Range Rover Evoque Si4 Black Edition (2019)


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    This is one car that looks so much better on the road than in the PR pictures. kiss


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    RC:
    Rossi:

    I like it. kiss

    Suprisingly I got used to the design of the facelift, although I didn't really like it in the first place. I still think the pre-facelift R8 has the better, more coherent design, but I could live with the facelift version as well.

    Believe it or not but I was thinking leasing one (Spider) just for fun... If they offer that 999 EUR lease again, I'm probably in. Smiley

    What color?


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    wantone:
    RC:
    Rossi:

    I like it. kiss

    Suprisingly I got used to the design of the facelift, although I didn't really like it in the first place. I still think the pre-facelift R8 has the better, more coherent design, but I could live with the facelift version as well.

    Believe it or not but I was thinking leasing one (Spider) just for fun... If they offer that 999 EUR lease again, I'm probably in. Smiley

    What color?

    Not sure I can choose the color, I would need to take what the dealer has in stock. We'll see next week or so, when my sales guy is back to his office. So far, the 999 EUR lease offers seems to be off the table (for now) but I think something around 1299 EUR should be possible, not sure I want to take it though. This would just be another toy and even the 999 EUR were a bit too much for "just another toy". We'll see...

    This Wednesday, my wife is test-driving a factory owned 991.2 GT3 she wants, we got a very good offer for the car, all wear parts are new, very little mileage. We'll see but I'm not sure this is the right car for her. Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Lamborghini Huracan Performante (2019), Mercedes GLC63 S AMG (2020), Mercedes C63 S AMG Cab (2019), Range Rover Evoque Si4 Black Edition (2019)


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    RC:

    This Wednesday, my wife is test-driving a factory owned 991.2 GT3 she wants, we got a very good offer for the car, all wear parts are new, very little mileage. We'll see but I'm not sure this is the right car for her. Smiley

    Ha, we did the same thing; late 2018, as part of deciding which way to go to replace the 997.  A slightly used GT3 was in the dealers, a Turbo demo not arrived yet, so we drove the GT3.  We had driven a 997 GT3 already so had some knowledge of what to expect.  My wife's conclusions: (will be interesting to see how close your wife is!)

    -  low ride height is a pain; she did not like having to fiddle with the lifter in many situations where her 997 cleared easily. 
    - loved the sport PDK shift speed; she shifts with paddles 95% of time, and the slowish shift response on the 997's original PDK tech was one of the 997 features she wanted to improve 
    - she was in the end neutral on the GT3 engine; she felt it was not that special or responsive from lower in the rev range until say, 4500 rpm, and in daily town driving, the wonderful high end is not easy to use often.  It reminded her of her old M Coupe, also a 8500 rpm engine, but she remembered it as having more mid range torque than the GT3. Noise is noticeably higher, for her not necessarily a positive as we also do long 3000+ km trips in the car. 
    - the wing was not a positive (not exactly fitting a grandmother image....) but she could live with it if the car was otherwise perfect; any 911 gets way less attention than she got in the M Coupe Smiley
     

    In the end, she felt the GT3 is a fantastic driving car, not that suited to her daily driving, and takes her 997 experience too far in the performance / track direction compared to her needs.  Then we drove the Turbo, and you know the rest...  And yes, I agreed with most of her insights, I had a bit of a better liking for the GT3 engine but in the end she has to live with it.  Her conclusion was, if I have to choose between huge revs vs huge torque, the torque wins every time, especially as the Turbo has no perceptible lag.  By now, after 7000km in the Turbo, she is addicted to torque... Smiley


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    Smiley I want her to get the 992.1 Turbo S Convertible but I don't want to pressure her... Smiley It is her "business car", so her choice, her money but of course if she gets it, I can drive it too. Smiley Smiley


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    RC:

    Smiley I want her to get the 992.1 Turbo S Convertible but I don't want to pressure her... Smiley It is her "business car", so her choice, her money but of course if she gets it, I can drive it too. Smiley Smiley

    Sorry if I remember incorrectly re. your collective past cars, but didn't she have a Turbo Cab previously?  Or was it 'just' a C4S?  

    In any case I look forward to how our respective Doctor-spouses view the GT3!


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    E9C1C04A-8253-4DE7-842E-6D25F20CED19.jpegNo, she had a 991.2 Carrera GTS Cab. 😉

    Well, she loves the GT3 and she is seriously thinking about getting it. 👀

    I have to say I am a little bit surprised...

     


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    RC:

    Well, she loves the GT3 and she is seriously thinking about getting it. 👀

    I have to say I am a little bit surprised...


    Damn, no Turbo S cab then... Smiley


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    We're at the point where you can be the fastest or just sound like you're the fastest.



    The secret of life is to admire without desiring.

     


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    Rossi:
    RC:

    Well, she loves the GT3 and she is seriously thinking about getting it. 👀

    I have to say I am a little bit surprised...

    Wow, no matter, both great cars of course. Even if her last 911 was a 991 GTS, I assume she got to drive your Turbo from several years back, so she knows what the Turbo feels like?  

    Maybe she really likes those bucket seats; her reward for staying fit.... Smiley
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    Re: "New" R8 V10 RWD (2020)

    Are you going to have a real man’s car at home? indecision
    Pity that you need a woman in your life for this to happen smiley


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    the-missile:

    Are you going to have a real man’s car at home? indecision
    Pity that you need a woman in your life for this to happen smiley

    Smiley
     

    By the way RC, you missed one spot on the retouch indecision


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    while my comment might be regarded as "sexist" I find the gt3 sexy cool for a lady....


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    intouch1:

    while my comment might be regarded as "sexist" I find the gt3 sexy cool for a lady....

     

    Why do you think she wants one? 👀😂


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    Re: "New" R8 V10 RWD (2020)

    RC:
    wantone:
    RC:
    Rossi:

    I like it. kiss

    Suprisingly I got used to the design of the facelift, although I didn't really like it in the first place. I still think the pre-facelift R8 has the better, more coherent design, but I could live with the facelift version as well.

    Believe it or not but I was thinking leasing one (Spider) just for fun... If they offer that 999 EUR lease again, I'm probably in. Smiley

    What color?

    Not sure I can choose the color, I would need to take what the dealer has in stock. We'll see next week or so, when my sales guy is back to his office. So far, the 999 EUR lease offers seems to be off the table (for now) but I think something around 1299 EUR should be possible, not sure I want to take it though. This would just be another toy and even the 999 EUR were a bit too much for "just another toy". We'll see...

    This Wednesday, my wife is test-driving a factory owned 991.2 GT3 she wants, we got a very good offer for the car, all wear parts are new, very little mileage. We'll see but I'm not sure this is the right car for her. Smiley

    I must say, seeing her drive a GT3 would be cool. Watch yourself she may dump you. After she hits 9000rpm she'll forget about the best sex she ever had.Smiley


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    Re: "New" R8 V10 RWD (2020)

    the-missile:

    Are you going to have a real man’s car at home? indecision
    Pity that you need a woman in your life for this to happen smiley

    Nah, I leave the vacuum cleaner to the ladies... 🤗 😎

    The 991.2 GT3 sounds at 9000 rpm like my Performante at 3000. 😂 My son asked if something is wrong with the exhaust but yes, the button was pressed. 😐

    Loved the lift though, instantly up and down. Much faster than the lift on the Performante.


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