RE: Audi R8 Coupé V10 GT RWD | PH Review

RE: Audi R8 Coupé V10 GT RWD | PH Review

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Griffith4ever

2,090 posts

19 months

Thursday 24th November
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thelostboy said:
People are so bitter and cynical on here; unbelievable.

This might be the last we see a V10 - ever! And to think you can get the pre-facelift of these for £75k now; basically a classier looking Lamborghini.

I get the impression if people can't afford it, they'll basically have a go at it. I can't say I'm a fan of the aero additions - but a V10 super car with a drift mode. Er, yeah I'll have a go please!
It can be the other way round too. I think the Ferrari, Lambo and Mclaren boys don't like them beucause they are too affordable :-)

I've been watching the Murchy rebuild series: (very good series and a very watchable presenter)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V38ZwdPyMSo

... the extend Lambo pull their customers' pants down is shocking to say the least. Valve shims in the most common size? £35 each. less popular ones? £6. Murchy headlamp unit, £10,700 +vat. Piston rings? £130 ish each. They just charge what the feel like charging. Poor sod's just paid over £2500 for an oil pump.

Its Just Adz

11,990 posts

193 months

Thursday 24th November
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Thats feckin lovely.

Peak R8.

I actually would choose that over any of Ferrari or McLaren current offerings.

HighwayStar

3,811 posts

128 months

Thursday 24th November
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bern said:
Started reading the article, got bored half way through (£200k, wasting 800 tyres on a sold out car, stupid adjustable drift modes?!) Scrolling through the pictures thinking meh.


Then got to the pictures of the original R8, that'd do for me.
I’ve never been a fan of the MK2, to my eyes the original is a much better resolved design though I never liked the interior. A bit more bespoke bits rather than standard Audi equipment for lesser models would’ve been better but I guess that kept the price down. MK1 with the 2’s interior and a manual would be perfect.

bigmowley

1,485 posts

160 months

Thursday 24th November
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Do I read that correct the traction control switches itself back on at speed???? That is a bloody nightmare and renders the car useless for serious track work. “Who wants to drift above 144KPh?” Me for one and I do every single time I take my Gen 1 RWS car out on track with its fully switchable stability control, which is firmly switched off. As mentioned in the review the throttle modulation of the V10 is sublime at speed and the car is really easy to balance on the point of grip without any electronic intervention. If this is true that leaves the Gen1 RWS as the only R8 with fully switchable stability control.
Interesting that they have gone back to the gear ratios that are in my car which is a pre PPF Gen1 RWS. I have always thought that they were perfect in every way. I never realized that cars with PPFs had revised (worse?) gear ratios.
Incidentally you do not need any spanners to change the bump and rebound settings, just reach in and twiddle the knobs, they are brilliant dampers.
Loving this car, perfect validation of my car, I should be charging a royalty fee laugh Touch more downforce wouldn’t go amis. driving


Iamnotkloot

994 posts

131 months

Thursday 24th November
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A fitting farewell to a great, but unfairly maligned, car

nismo48

1,532 posts

191 months

Thursday 24th November
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thelostboy said:
People are so bitter and cynical on here; unbelievable.

This might be the last we see a V10 - ever! And to think you can get the pre-facelift of these for £75k now; basically a classier looking Lamborghini.

I get the impression if people can't afford it, they'll basically have a go at it. I can't say I'm a fan of the aero additions - but a V10 super car with a drift mode. Er, yeah I'll have a go please!
+1 I'm with you there thumbup The V10 soundtrack is sublime too..

V8 FOU

2,899 posts

131 months

Friday 25th November
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If it has 300kg of downforce, what happens if you hit a large bump at that speed with most of the suspension movement used up by the aero?

cirks

2,362 posts

267 months

Friday 25th November
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Iamnotkloot said:
A fitting farewell to a great, but unfairly maligned, car
maligned because of the looks? So much of that has to do with the TT of course coming first and it being difficult to see the R8 as a wholly different vehicle. Much the same way as the 911 probably would be maligned if the Cayman had come first?

Its Just Adz

11,990 posts

193 months

Friday 25th November
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cirks said:
maligned because of the looks? So much of that has to do with the TT of course coming first and it being difficult to see the R8 as a wholly different vehicle. Much the same way as the 911 probably would be maligned if the Cayman had come first?
I dont think anyone actually sees the R8 the same as a TT, do they?
It's just the same crap people comment on every R8 article.
The R8 is a proper mid engined supercar, closer to a Lamborghini than a TT.

CG2020UK

418 posts

24 months

Friday 25th November
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Stunning especially in that colour.

cirks

2,362 posts

267 months

Friday 25th November
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Its Just Adz said:
I dont think anyone actually sees the R8 the same as a TT, do they?
It's just the same crap people comment on every R8 article.
The R8 is a proper mid engined supercar, closer to a Lamborghini than a TT.
No, not see it the same but plenty of people seeing an R8 on the road and a TT on the road will see 'family resemblance' - if the TT had never come about and the R8 been launched as the supercar that it is to take on the 911 etc then I'm sure there would be fewer disparaging comments and more recognition for the car it is. The 911 history helps it of course but the R8, despite being a great car has little "wow" factor (in looks) I think for a lot of people

Its Just Adz

11,990 posts

193 months

Friday 25th November
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cirks said:
No, not see it the same but plenty of people seeing an R8 on the road and a TT on the road will see 'family resemblance' - if the TT had never come about and the R8 been launched as the supercar that it is to take on the 911 etc then I'm sure there would be fewer disparaging comments and more recognition for the car it is. The 911 history helps it of course but the R8, despite being a great car has little "wow" factor (in looks) I think for a lot of people
I disagree, I think most people see a R8 and think "wow".
Perhaps people are more easily pleased in my area laugh

Firthv10

14 posts

22 months

Friday 25th November
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I will never be able to afford anything like that, so I made my own cheapie version. Audi a8 engine and box in the back of an a3.

cirks

2,362 posts

267 months

Friday 25th November
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Its Just Adz said:
I disagree, I think most people see a R8 and think "wow".
Perhaps people are more easily pleased in my area laugh
laugh

However, for £200K, when talking "wow", R8 or

Griffith4ever

2,090 posts

19 months

Friday 25th November
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cirks said:
laugh

However, for £200K, when talking "wow", R8 or
Don't think anyone will argue with you there!

(but the next wow! comes at servicing/problem time :-) - and the madness is they share a LOT under the body) - but I agree, wow, and thrice wow - stunning car.

Its Just Adz

11,990 posts

193 months

Friday 25th November
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cirks said:
laugh

However, for £200K, when talking "wow", R8 or
Honestly, I prefer the looks of the R8........

Not that have £200k to spend on a car.

MrBogSmith

1,256 posts

18 months

Monday 28th November
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I bought a 2016 gen 2 a couple of weeks ago. I don't like the look of the gen 2 face lift.

Amazing car, can't think what else there is at the price point (570s?) that would get near it in terms of appeal.

The 4WD is a big part of the appeal. Crappy UK roads at this time of the year. Reminds me of an R35 the way it finds traction.

If I had Huracan money to spend I'd be looking at something else.