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RE: Paris 2012: Audi R8 updates

RE: Paris 2012: Audi R8 updates

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garyhun

19,774 posts

135 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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Ex Boy Racer said:
Find this one a bit strange. If it needed to be updated, do the job properly. If it didn't, just leave it completely alone.
All a bit half-hearted to me.
I believe a totally new R8 is due 2015.

This is a facelift effectively iirc

Baryonyx

13,802 posts

66 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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I'm so glad they are keeping the manual option for the UK. A proper sports car needs a proper gearbox.

Dave Hedgehog

8,197 posts

111 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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V8 duel clutch spyder is my perfect car

i need this in my life smile

garyhun

19,774 posts

135 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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Dave Hedgehog said:
V8 duel clutch spyder is my perfect car

i need this in my life smile
I loved my manual V8 Coupe but have to agree with you.

prg123

Original Poster:

831 posts

70 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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Best R8 is my R8 Daytona grey, tan leather interior V8 manual.... I previously had a Maserati Gransport, and my R8 blows that away (except for noise).

I would love a new R8 V10 S-Tronic, but no way could I justify the price.

If I had the money to buy a car for over 100K I would be looking at second hand Gallardo not a brand new R8 (even though I really love mine)

When they come down to sensible prices in a few years time I will have a blue S-Tronic V10 spider... Yum

- Pete
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HokumPokum

1,444 posts

112 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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actually, the r8 is not conventional pretty. in fact, it's design is quite ungainly but it somehow manages to look contemporary for the past 5 years which is no mean feat. I still dun figure it as a pretty car

Dave Hedgehog

8,197 posts

111 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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HokumPokum said:
actually, the r8 is not conventional pretty. in fact, it's design is quite ungainly but it somehow manages to look contemporary for the past 5 years which is no mean feat. I still dun figure it as a pretty car
the coupe looks purposeful, the spyder is just gorgeous

propaganda

407 posts

154 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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I have an R-tronic V10 Spyder at the moment, nothing in this update particularly interests me or would prompt me to upgrade. I enjoy the R-tronic as is, so S-tronic holds no excitement for me at all.

M666 EVO

888 posts

69 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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Sweeping LED's?

Er K.I.T.T was doing that over 2 decades ago

Get with the plan Audi

spin

mikEsprit

641 posts

93 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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Everybody's acting like not much changed.

A 0.3 second drop in 0-62 mph is very significant and when you are accomplishing this when you began at 3.8 seconds, I think it is huge. That is flat out lightning quick.

bobberz

1,829 posts

106 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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Still one of the best-looking supercars, ATM. The new tranny is big news, since it improves acceleration so significantly. Nice that they didn't go overboard with the facelift, the LEDs look good, IMO. Not sure about the wheels, but that's a small issue.

Bottom line: still a superb looking car, now with performance to match its looks. thumbup


Colonial

11,984 posts

112 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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The V10 Plus is the only car in the class I could ever actually imagine owning and using.

Stunning things.