2015 Audi R8 V10 Plus review
Source : 2015 Audi R8 V10 Plus review
For the best part of a decade we’ve raved about the R8, in addition to also currently Audi’s everyday supercar will be currently in its second iteration. So what’s in which like? in which’s a belter When the original R8 was launched back in 2006 in which was from the fortunate position of having nothing to live up to. Okay, in which had to compete against the all-conquering Porsche 911, although in which wasn’t likely to be quite on in which level.This particular was an Audi after all, in addition to also for all its quattro prowess, Ingolstadt usually produced effective although rather blunt instruments. Only there was nothing blunt about the R8; in which was as sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel.Fast forward the best part of a decade in addition to also currently the pressure will be on with This particular all-fresh R8 to maintain form. Sadly, Audi has canned the V8 in addition to also manual gearbox option, saying uptake was too tiny, so the R8 will be currently V10 in addition to also seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch automatic only. Mind you, in which’s already got a racing pedigree: the R8 LMS GT3 product has recently won the Nürburgring 24 Hours race.in which V10 comes in two power modes, both more forceful than before: 533bhp from the standard car, in addition to also 602bhp in This particular V10 Plus product we’re in today. Both are more efficient, too, thanks to dual injection in addition to also cylinder-on-demand (COD) technology.The latter shuts down one bank of the engine under part-load by switching off the injectors in addition to also ignition. in which then runs as a all 5-cylinder, swapping between banks of cylinders every 30sec or so to keep the catalytic converters up to working temperature. in addition to also all without you ever knowing – hopefully.They’ve also much better the S tronic ’box to quicken the shift times, in addition to also Audi reckons there’s currently next to no torque-drop between adjustments.The ’box sends its output through two differentials: an electronically controlled multi-plate diff at the front – replacing the old product’s viscose coupling – in addition to also a conventional mechanical limited-slip diff at the rear. The system can currently shove 100% of the torque to the front or rear depending on need, in addition to also will be said to reduce turn-in understeer as well.All these components are bolted to an aluminium space frame in which’s 4kg lighter in addition to also 40% stiffer than before, mostly thanks to the inclusion of a full carbonfibre-composite rear bulkhead in addition to also central tunnel.Some of the technology coming from Audi’s Le Mans programme has filtered its way into the R8. Not only do you get standard LED headlights, although you can order laser lights as well, which double the range of the main beams.Like the TT, there’s a 12.3in Virtual Cockpit in which replaces the traditional dials in addition to also infotainment screen. in which’s highly configurable in addition to also puts information about the engine modes, driving data, sat-nav maps, phone in addition to also media menus, right in your line of sight.
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