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Now in the autumn start of Audi R8 through in his second spring. After 27 000 cars sold, the second generation of the mid-engine sports car rolled to the starting line. First test of the R8 V10 Plus with 610 hp.
COSTS: top model V10 Plus with 610bhp from 187 400 euros
For sale: from now
SEGMENT: supersport for road and circuit
COMPETITORS: Porsche 911 Turbo S 991 / Lamborghini Huracán
The colour of the bruises on his knees could vary depending on the curve tempos. Nimble highway bend or fleet motorway exit, and Zack, already had a centrifugal force recolored the knee to the inner lining again. Fluctuating from the R8 past. Now, a split second after relent, the knee nestle on leathered pillows that Audi optionally builds on the door trim and centre console immediately. Welcome to the new #Audi-R8-V10
Plus. Thanks "Stippi" - the idea for the new upholstery comes from none other than the #Nordschleife
Profi and Audi factory driver #Frank-Stippler
Just do not cut off: V10!
But instead Nordschleife states today highways in the Swabian Alb. On the first few meters immediately falls on the significantly improved ergonomics in the R8-interior. While you had to squeeze as on a barstool at the Alcantara headliner in the predecessor model up, now drivers fit from 1.85 meters height thanks to low mounted seats easily in the mid-engine sports.
Quick stop again and walk to the rear. Yeah, it is luckily still there, probably the most beautiful showcase of sports car construction. A pleasure for the minute free-sucking 5.2-liter V10 under the sight glass - rear window insert, while his style is not completely eradicated. Saddles sit, and further - instead of 550 now 610 horses waiting.
Activate Launch Control and fire the projectile means motor under full load. Runs. Rumbling V10 primal, satisfying 3.2 seconds to 100. With a monstrously powerful traction of the R8 V10 Plus eats the asphalt and confirmed by the way its factory specification. Whether automatic or manual mode, with fast and jerk-free gear changes makes the dual-clutch transmission now finally the tough switching pause early R8 models forget.
Always could be posing and straight fast the four-wheel drive, but in addition to the improved ergonomics he scores now with its driving dynamics. Previously, as one of the R8 in serpentine or on the racetrack with large steering angles knotted like arms. Player feedback is definitely different. Even small steering wheel movements he is now spontaneously. Immediately works here now any hydraulic but electro-mechanical power steering. Our test car wags the optional dynamic steering around the corner. Compared to the standard steering it can, depending on the application, more directly and with less steering angle act. Speed varies depending on their superposition gear, the gear ratio between 10.0: 1 and 17.5: 1, or else: between sporty and suitable for everyday use-comfortable.
The new multifunction sport steering wheel is reminiscent with all its buttons, switches and buttons on almost the equivalent of an Italian sports car brand with jumping horses. In addition to the red start button is found here, the button for the well-known of all Audi models Dynamics Control. The four driving modes Comfort, Auto, Dynamic and Individual affect the characteristics of the accelerator pedal, steering, transmission, all-wheel drive and the optional sports exhaust system. Increased driving dynamics An entirely new feature hides behind the rotary pushbutton controller with Start Flag icon. In Maranello they would call him "Manettino".
At Audi there is behind the so-called Performance mode. In Performance mode, the R8 sharpens his senses wheel for optimum traction, while the steering ratio speed independently in sporting 13:1 remains.
In addition, the mid-engine sports enthusiasts goes into the ESC-Sport mode and adjusts its ESC control particularly sporty driving style. With the programs "dry", "wet" and "snow" the pilot can also tune the R8 on the respective coefficient of friction of the track conditions.
Click, click, click - we choose "dry" for the dry road. Thanks to the precise steering and traction of the new rich-wheel drive, the corners of his mouth twitch faster to earlobe height than the previous. Instead of a viscous coupling now provides a hydraulically controlled multi-plate clutch within a few milliseconds even more spontaneous for variable distribution of drive torques between the front and rear axle.
Nordschleife, 13 quickly before the boundary of the R8 is plumbed on the highway sec, grab more to the handcuffs. Who wants to know the actual limits of the 1.6-tonner, Swabian Alb must exchange them Nordschleife. A short number, to sort what Audi's developers have done: Our sister magazine sport auto has moved out a lead of 13 seconds on the previous V10 Plus 2013 on the legendary Eifel Piste.
During the first R8 in the border area to the notorious sub Teuerern counted and more sensitively responded to load changes, convinced the second series with higher Vorderachsgrip, more direct steering behaviour and increased driving stability. However, mid-engined Typical load change movements around the vertical axis can not take very well the new R8.
Something sensitivity in everyday life also demand mounted on our test car optional Michelin Cup tyres, which naturally require a certain temperature until they reach their enormous grip. With brake values of 32.6 meters from 100 kmh, 127 meters from the Tempo 200 equipped as standard with PCCB V10 Plus then takes place in the sports car Champions League.
Who uses the R8 is not on the circuit, but primarily as a fun unit on the highway or to drive to the office, should rely on the standard summer tires from Pirelli P Zero, who give themselves willing to compromise in terms of wet and dry grip and ruts vulnerability.
No problem, today, at early autumn sunshine comeback. So once again left to pluck the rocker and animate the ragged appealing V10 heart of a passage deeper into a new high-speed stanza. Three, two, one, mine? No problem, as the football governing but also in the sportscar Champions League hefty admission fees. The for the Audi R8 V10 Plus will be more than 187 400 euros.
32.6 metres stopping distance from 62MPH (100 kmh). With its delaying the R8 V10 Plus at the sports car is on the front line 1st readings on this page.
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Super athlete with significantly improved driving dynamics compared to the predecessor. Convinced not only on the race track, but also with everyday practicality.
"The new R8 with more direct steering response convinced than its predecessor"
Everything is new: instrument panel, multifunction steering wheel and improved seating position thanks to low-mounted sports seats.
By pressing a button, either friendly or neighbourly hot-blooded rocking: optional sports exhaust system.
The suspension springs surprisingly suitable for everyday use, even without the active suspension optional.
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