The 2014 Audi R8 V10 first test explain how the Audi R8 Spyder and Coupe through the Tyrol. In the darkness, and with 30 cm of snow. Normally I would not choose a car so deep and powerful. At high mountain passes in the snow and ice Still, we were there, freezing temperatures, and the lower back ports, tunnels and all the villages skiers seen against infidels, a caravan of more R8 with the snow. Exhaust noise shaking the snow pine and LED lights flooded the night in an area with light. Its recognize that Audi combined with winter tires Shipping, Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D, the R8 is equipped with Quattro AWD, around curves at speeds may take unimaginable. Only from time to time, I felt like half a second, the pair went from one to the other in tight turns. It was an experience that leaves you speechless for several days. The feeling experienced something special happens for a few days. And pushed the base R8 V8 430 hp and 430 Nm.
For several days we had all aluminum chassis is Audi R8 opportunity not only able to test the V8, but the 2014 Audi R8 V10 Spyder and the new V10 Plus these images. With over 1,000 miles of roads, streets, snow-covered mountain passes from Germany to Italy via Austria, finished in Misano, where we could get the best out of the car. Fortunately, and without winter tires. Aesthetically, it was not much change in the design of the R8, so the changes are clearly in the headlights. The headlights and taillights are now LED is the most prominent feature of the dynamics of intermittent. A number of LED lamps 30 on and off in sequence, from the center to the outer side of the car. It may seem like a gimmick, but fiuncion optically very good and will certainly end up Models with the four rings. Other changes include a new front bumper and a new single-frame grille. The rear bumper has also been slightly updated with some details. For once, do not criticize continuity Audi revised compared to the previous model, there was nothing to change.
You can do the same on the inside, the small changes, such as “enhanced keyboard” and gets to say “needles designed dashboard with more precision.” Yes, really. The major changes include a new Diamond Classic leather and Alcantara on the roof. Interestingly, the current system is not new R8 multimedia MMI A6 and A8 offers the browser and Google Maps 3D touch-pad are connected, the system is still 2014 B7 Audi A4 and A3 above. Anyway, it’s still one of the most successful domestic markets. Although greater continuity, improved Audi one of the main points criticized by all automatic. Come Transmission 6-speed manual transmission with the car on the market is very good, but the old manual R-Tronic Lamborghini Gallardo had too much hope in terms of refinement left. In a circuit round responsiveness are very likely and brutality have gone further in the document is part of the joy of driving the circuit. On the street or in the city, this brutality is a nuisance. At a red light on the other, and shake the car twice in 50 meters, not only physically, but they are interrupted by the appearance of an idiot, as if you could not drive. And that was the only downside of the R8 driving experience almost no failures.
For the new 2014-model, had the Audi R8 V10 R-Tronic change in favor of a new S-Tronic dual-clutch transmission. With this new unit, not just a march produced, but is faster, finer and smoother changes. Upshift or abruptly. The automatic gas impact by reducing a ubiquitous March and contributes much to a smile every time. Audi still on their positions with the action button in manual mode “backwards”. Logic and what. Competition by the lever forward to downshift and up shift upstream, control strip acceleration Audi is the opposite: push-up and pull-down. Fortunately, the paddles are now much larger and spread button. As expected, the new car is faster with this change. The R8 V8 weighs 0-100 km / h in 4.3 seconds. Technically stated that the S-Tronic shift is 15 cm shorter than the R-Tronic and heavier, but it is still more efficient. For the nostalgic, and not according to efficiency and effectiveness in all circumstances, is the possibility to opt for the manual transmission, the clink of metal button with metal grille is now almost forgotten the experience, but rewarding
To be honest, I did not win the 2014 Audi R8 V10 super-car has really get his stripes to 5.2-liter V10 Gallardo in 2009, changing his 525 hp and 530 Nm in this new generation R8 V10, S-Tronic as standard with the manual option. With the dual-clutch transmission, 0-100 km in 3.6 seconds and 3.9 seconds with manual transmission pursue. For V10 Spyder Audi announces a 0-100 km in 3.8 seconds and 4.1 seconds in the manual. The maximum speed of the Spyder loses only 3 km on the Coupe. Recognize that it is almost irrelevant, especially when we are in a position to better performance V10 song without including a roof that isolates us from their roar when it rises by 8,700 revolutions per minute. However aesthetically prefer cutting lines.
Traction can a car look a bit slow to change direction, so it can induce some understeer, but not the case in the R8. Yes, there is an initial hint of understeer when too fast in a curve or accelerating too fast to go at the beginning of the curve, but if we do it right the R8 is as neutral as Switzerland. Disconnect all controls, we can even behind the ball for a while. Combined with a broad distribution under normal conditions of 85% on the rear axle and 15% on the front with a motor in a central location, the R8 has never been controlled a car and really stung.
Moreover, the address is actually communicative. Inspire much confidence brakes, either with conventional steel discs new design, with eight-piston front and two at the back, with either ceramic, saves up to 26 kg of steel. Despite its huge construction aluminum and magnesium, the R8 is not a dancer. The Audi R8 V8 Coupe base and weighs 1635 kg. In absolute terms, it is a heavy car, but it’s almost 115 pounds more than the 911 Carrera 4S is very similar performance.
2014 Audi R8 V10 Plus is based on the concept of the Audi R8 GT is based, only with the coupe body. He went through a strict diet in which he part of the benefits of acoustic and electric bucket seats very good, but also offers forged alloy wheels, shock absorbers and many traditional passive fiberglass reinforced plastic used. Finally, the ceramic brakes are fitted. Ultimately, weighs 50 kg less than the R8 V10 “normal.” The 10-cylinder V is also stronger, delivered 550 hp and 540 Nm. Many according to Audi, the 0-100km in 3.5 seconds and cover reaches 316 kmh. In fact, I think it should be faster than 3.5 seconds announced, because even without the help of the command to the kick to accelerate the car, as if to find Zeus transformed bowling ball. The transition from V10 to V10 and vice versa, it is clear that more is more visceral in all aspects. It’s loud, but it is positive, here is more responsive, more agile and better. The suspensions are also visceral. In a degraded society, the Audi R8 has not seem as comfortable. 2014 Audi R8 V10 is not a racetrack-oriented model as the Audi R8 GT, but not far.
And that’s where does the 2014 Audi R8 V10 us a little confused. It is a joy to drive and operate a circuit over a mountain road with little traffic, but it’s a bit extreme for the rest Spend more time in the garage of his own, which otherwise R8 V8 and V10, the easier in normal traffic distance. Most loses some of its supercar status for all, which is a registered small house and tore the eternal 911th As for the V10, V10 Plus is an increase of about € 20,000 and € 199,200 and € 178,750. Finally, the Audi R8, more than ever super derportivo. For all, with a version for every taste, from Puerto Banus 2014 Audi R8 Spyder V10 pasaearse for fun like a midget in a Track Day But more important is the fact that Audi decided the only thing that should really improve automatically.