Super cars are
designed with a focus on crazy power values; you don’t get to see people in the
traffic to go to work with these vehicles, roam the freeway and get the job
done. But the Audi R8 is different about it, as always. This car is probably
the best mix of a super car and road car, and the R8 has made the line between
the coolest and the crazy with its second generation well-known, good or bad.
Personally, I think the new R8 might be a little crazier. Audi’s second generation of this super car is as easy as an Audi A4 with the help of a world-leading driving technology that’s easy to use from home to home. Even when surfing the highway or on the secondary roads, the R8 feels like a V10 engine rather than an exotic super car.
R8 gives you a
special driving experience when you choose to push it; but I assure you that
this is a compliment that seems like a compliment. The enormous power of the
atmospheric 5.2-liter V10 is immediately evident from the moment you touch the
gas. In this Plus model we tested, the engine in the center of the chassis
provides 610 hp and 560 Nm of torque. The transmission of this to the road is
provided by a four-wheel drive system. Standard R8 V10 – no longer V8 🙁 – $
27,000 cheaper, but the Plus is relatively weaker than the model (540 hp), is
not as agile as the Plus.
The R8 is
surprisingly fast, the 610 hp version completes the acceleration of 0-96 km / h
in 3.2 seconds, and in doing so you feel the vehicle’s conservatism. From
scratch, “It’s too fast!” I can confirm that the response time is
about 0.5 seconds, so we have to take this into account in the acceleration
time. Whether it’s full throttle or not, the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission
is always ready to do its job when you’re in control of the steering wheel.
Gear shifts are quick and the V10 is connected to the red line until the engine
is fully connected to you, so the gearbox is ready to react immediately to your
requirements. Yeah, I’m missing the 6 gearboxes on the R8 – especially the gear
shifts – like you. but Audi’s S-tronic transmission is a much better companion
for the 5.2-liter engine with smooth and faster gearshifts, as opposed to the
old R-tronic automatic gearbox.
As with all new Audi’s, the R8 features three options, Auto, Comfort and Dynamic, with a Dynamic Select function where you can adjust the steering wheel, suspension settings and engine / transmission performance. I suggest you two settings; either leave everything completely in Auto, or press the checkered flag button on the steering wheel. This special performance option comes standard on the R8 V10 Plus, and everything is aggressive. A button turns the R8 into a super car from a comfortable ride car in the blink of an eye. For maximum effect, they should paint this button red.
Everything in the
Auto mode, the R8 is very soft, corrects road defects and is easy to use. This
tool is surprisingly agile and opinion, better than you can imagine. With a
light and easy wheel, a feel is no different from maneuvering with a TT. But
when you turn on the performance settings, the R8 “fires” its
comfortable ID and the engine suddenly starts roaring, everything gets more
noisy, just like a red rocket at a time. The $ 1,400 Dynamic Steering package
makes the steering a little harder, but the response is much faster, and the
vehicle moves as if it’s turning around you rather than swinging. Tires adhere
to the road and the suspension hardens and the vehicle is well positioned in
tough corners while maintaining overall stability. When you go to work
comfortably and comfortably go to a vehicle, a car becomes a complete race at
The R8 V10 Plus is a
vibrant and exciting tool when used in Auto mode. If you are generous in the
gas and steering inputs, the car will fit it appropriately and relax with you
when you decide to calm down. In fact, the difference between a normal car and
a super car in a package is bigger than ever, but much more balanced than other
cars in its class. One of the cars that can get close to the R8 is the McLaren
570S, which can be turned into a racing machine at the time of need. If I had
to choose between the two, it would be a difficult decision – the 570S is
clearly better, but the R8 is a tool I would like to spend every day with.
When you sit on the
R8 and close the door, you don’t go into an interesting world of
super-carriages – you have an Audi all the way to the glass buttons. The
enormous Virtual Cockpit infotainment system in the front section (a secondary
pop-up screen does not appear in the middle of the dashboard as in A4) controls
all functions and there are only two buttons on the steering wheel, one of
which is the red Start Engine that you can easily access with your thumb. Run –
button. All the control keys give a solid feel and the organizations and the
settlements made quite sense. The cabin in general terms is remarkable. The
material quality is first class, the vehicle is quiet and the quilted leather
seats are seriously comfortable and supportive. The design has managed to be special
without being intimidating like a Lamborghini Huracan. It has a unique but
friendly atmosphere – a nice mix of feature and familiarity.
Your eyes are as good
as mine, so you can make your own conclusions in the external design. But when
I talk to my friends and passers-by, the conversations about the design are all
about the beauty of the vehicle – the vehicle looks great, there is no
objection to it – it’s not about it, it’s more a question of how the R8 looks
than its predecessor. The situation is; it is not easy to be the successor of
the original R8, a car that has never been seen before and is a remarkable car.
The sharper edges in this car look much better, and the new coupe is able to
attract as much attention as it once was. The large rear lights, side panels
and huge 20-inch wheels offer a great view.
Still, I’m not sure
that the concept of the super car, suitable for all these everyday uses, works.
If you only have a car and you have a super car in mind, I would definitely
recommend the R8. However, these vehicles are usually the 2nd, 3rd and even 4th
cars of the house, so this is a special experience. In this case, I would
recommend the McLaren 570S or 570GT, which is a bit better in driving, although
it is not as good as the R8 in the interior. If your only vehicle is going to
be a super car, the R8 is what you’ll want to drive every day because of the
comfort and convenience issues I mentioned earlier. But the question is: who
gets these tools for daily use?
Whatever it is,
Audi’s super-day-of-the-day super car is better than ever with its second
generation – it can mean a lot to many people. Comfortable and harmonious, but
can be hot and crazy at any time. Ten years ago, he was a successor to the
iconic coupe model. Though not the hardest child in the R8 class; extremely
extreme example of everyday use, exceptional design, outstanding comfort /
technology and noisy performance.