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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:35 am    Post subject: R8 V10 Manual what do we think Reply with quote

Been having a search through the classifieds and noticed these cars are becoming cheaper, i am not really a lambo man so this might be an option.

I never sat in one, driven one so not sure what to expect with 520 bhp it should be quick. But not sure how quick . I have seen the v8's go on the road and they looked pretty unimpressive straight line.

Any opinions ?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only know one person whose owned one and he spoke very highly of it. It's probably the rather tasty example currently at 911V. Can't see that hanging about for long.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:18 am    Post subject: R8 Reply with quote

Personally I really struggle to lust after an R8's styling. I think they don't look that different from the latest TT with it's new wider grill. I was at Porsche centre in Edinburgh on Friday which is right next to Lambo. A Lambo is bedroom wall poster stuff compared to the Audi! Ofcourse that could be a reaon not to buy for a lot of people!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only Lamborghini I ever wanted was a countach ... mmmm cannon ball run
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The only Lamborghini I ever wanted was a countach ... mmmm cannon ball run


I'd have a Diablo as well as the above, or a TestaRossa Grin

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ve driven the V8 & V10 and cannot recommend the V8 but the V10 is well worth considering. To be honest I have been watching them and feel they represent good value at the moment.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some cars just have no soul, Nissans, Fords, Vauxhall’s, Renaults and of course Audi’s nooo
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMHO the V8 drives and feels better than the 997.2 Carrera 4S; 997.2 Turbo is much quicker; however still not as good as the R8 for the sound and drama.

Most people (obviously not Porsche enthusiasts) compliment the R8.

Not so common for anyone to notice the turbo. I had a boxster with the same number plate and people (not Porsche enthusiasts) still think its the same car!

I personally love both cars, the underrated turbo with its monstrous performance is the best drivers car and the R8 due to the sound and the drama.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

arifg wrote:
IMHO the V8 drives and feels better than the 997.2 Carrera 4S; 997.2 Turbo is much quicker; however still not as good as the R8 for the sound and drama.

Most people (obviously not Porsche enthusiasts) compliment the R8.

Not so common for anyone to notice the turbo. I had a boxster with the same number plate and people (not Porsche enthusiasts) still think its the same car!

I personally love both cars, the underrated turbo with its monstrous performance is the best drivers car and the R8 due to the sound and the drama.


I rather slagged Audi’s there Grin But for a super car Audi I’d still buy a Lamborghini Grin
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure about lambo as I have crossed 40; will at some point upgrade to a McLaren. The turbo is a keeper.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they do sound nice but can it ever be special with a audi badge on adui driver have such a rep for being ***** would an R8 just say ***** with brass Dont know Dont know
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree with the Audi badge stigma but it only matters if you care. I drive a BMW, Audi and a Porsche and they are all fantastic cars. I guess I just love good cars and for me driving enjoyment is above anything else
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everyone has there own opinions and likes dislikes, ive always had Golfs as runabouts, there's just something about them, perhaps harking back to the old school GTI's etc.
Then I swapped for an A3, a few weeks was enough, just so boring in comparison, sometimes about the perfect interior!
Similair with BMW's, my 3 series was brilliant, the X1 we have is amazing, but there are soulless, the Merc C class is in a different league, there's just something special, so many special design touches, the way it drives, I'm not sure but its just different....
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:09 am    Post subject: Re: R8 V10 Manual what do we think Reply with quote

Jonathon555 wrote:
Been having a search through the classifieds and noticed these cars are becoming cheaper, i am not really a lambo man so this might be an option.

I never sat in one, driven one so not sure what to expect with 520 bhp it should be quick. But not sure how quick . I have seen the v8's go on the road and they looked pretty unimpressive straight line.

Any opinions ?
A mate has an R8 GT. It's a very quick car, but they're also quite large and certainly feel it on B-roads. I like it, sounds great, and the V10 makes some amazing noises, right there behind your earholes. Funnily enough, it was the on/off part-throttle hisses and gulps that really stood out, almost as much as the full-chat V10 racket. He had a V8 before this and he's been very pleased with R8's in general.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Across the last 5 years, I've had a LP560-4 Gallardo which made way for a Huracan, i did various supercar events, Vmax and the alike... they were both awesome cars but you constantly worried were to park them and if your of the shy type don't buy one, The Gallardo was Orange and the Huracan Green.... I had 3 years across the 2 and moved to a Gen 2 Turbo that ES Motors did their magic on... This was an amazingingly capable car and tbh my favorite as an everyday car or weekend toy
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to know someone who had one of the first V10 Spyders in the country. The engine is certainly special, but I found the whole thing a bit clinical personally (the ride was a bit "magic carpet" compared to a 911 and I felt somewhat insulated from the road rather than involved with it). By any objective measure they are very good cars, but if you are going to buy into the low ground clearance and high running costs there is always an open question as to whether you might not be better off getting a Lamborghini that has already done its depreciation... Question
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally not a fan of Audis, be it the R8 or the Porsche 992 Grin

Not driven a V10 R8 but did drive a V8. We had an A3 at the time. Other than the steering wheel being flat along the bottom the interior was exactly the same and very disappointing. Overly easy steering, definitely lacking in power, wide. Got lots of stares when driving it and it did sound good.

I don't think anyone can say they are bad cars, but there are a lot better out there for me personally.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ragpicker wrote:
Personally not a fan of Audis, be it the R8 or the Porsche 992


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Currently considering an early R8 V10 spyder. Test drove a car a couple of weeks back and was surprised just how well it turned in and gripped. I think I was expecting it to be soft with vague steering but it felt surprisingly ‘racy’.
I’m yearning to get back into a manual sports car, and having driven it on a flowing country road, being able to just hold it in gear and balance it on the throttle listening to that wonderful noise hooked me!
Early cars are half the price they were new and although running costs won’t be cheap, they’ll be a lot cheaper than a Lambo service I’m sure...
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had a V8 and V10 (albeit cab), Both manual. The V8 works best with an exhaust and I also had a remap for about 450bhp, fast but not super car quick. One of the finest cars I have owned.

One point on the V10 that is not well known is that the engine output is artificially restricted by the throttle position sensor, when throttle depressed 100% the engine throttle position is open 80%. I had my V10 remapped, which wasn’t really a remap and more of a throttle position adjustment and it made 605bhp, similar to the lambo engine. It’s a must do mod in my book as it just uncorks the engine.

The V10 coupe, manual is the absolute sweet spot (cab had too much flex for my liking) and with the “adjustment” a bona dude super car for very sensible money.
 
  
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