The 424bhp R8 V8 is far from a slow car, as a 0-62mph time of 4.5sec (4.8 with the regular six-speed manual) and a top speed of 187mph testify, but you don’t need to look at the spec sheet to know the audi r8 v8 ride 1080p hd lacks the muscle and firepower of the V10. You can feel it whenever you squeeze the throttle, for there isn’t a lot there below 4500rpm. But flex its muscles and it sounds nearly as good, and in a supercar market where nothing less than warp speed is considered boast worthy, a car with more noise than outright speed is actually a more rewarding and useable companion.
2014 Audi R8 V10
V-10 models introduce numerous carbon fiber reinforced plastic components for weight savings. While engine output remains unchanged for V-8 (4.2 liter, 430 hp, 317 lb-ft) and V-10 (5.2 liter, 525 hp, 391 lb-ft) models, both of which are available in coupe or convertible form, a new coupe-only V-10 plus version offers deeper weight savings, and boosts output to 550 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque. The V-10 plus ditches the magnetorheological dampers (which come standard on the non-plus V-10 model, and are optional on audi r8 v8 ride 1080p hd versions), and features standard carbon ceramic brakes. Exclusive to the plus model is a matte Blue Sepang paint finish, and a claimed 0 to 62 mph time of 3.5 seconds.
On the interior, numerous control and trim elements are covered in chrome strips or black paint, while the instrument cluster and the shift paddles have been slightly modified. The center console and the handbrake lever are covered with leather and can be combined with Fine Nappa full-leather on the seats and door trim or Alcantara, available as an option.
|2014 MY R8 Pricing||R8 V8||R8 V10||R8 V10 Plus|
|Coupe||Manual $114,900 |
S tronic $124,000
|Manual $151,200 |
S tronic $160,300
|Manual $170,545 |
S tronic $179,645
|Spyder||Manual $128,400 |
S tronic $137,500
|Manual $164,700 |
S tronic $173,800
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Weirdly (and unexpectedly, it has to be said), the S-tronic ’box doesn’t feel quite so convincing as its other applications when mated to the 90-degree audi r8 v8 ride 1080p hd. Drive in automatic mode and it rarely has the effortless, intuitive shifts that make it so impressive in the V10 cars. Run the car in Sport mode and its character goes too far the other way, kicking down too readily and aggressively, often to a gear lower than you’d have gone for yourself.
It makes for frustrating and at times embarrassing progress, as a micron too much throttle leaves you revving the rods off the engine and making a right old ‘look at me’ racket as you howl by. You can use the stubby paddles to bat up and down the gears yourself, but as the automatic mode must be a big part of the S-tronic’s owner appeal, the fact it either feels too lazy or too hyper is disappointing. Of course, you could just buy the manual…
The rest of the audi r8 v8 ride 1080p hd thankfully remains as seductive as ever. Audi has been smart with its evolution, making just enough detail changes to keep the car looking fresh, but not so many as to deviate from the original, instantly recognisable design. It still looks wonderful and still turns heads. It really suits being a drop-top too, that snug turret-top creating a long rear deck that gives the Spyder a look all its own.
Dynamically, the audi r8 v8 ride 1080p hd still feels a more delicate, subtle device than the V10, but it’s not so marked that you would choose it over the V10 if you could afford either. You need to work it harder too, and although the engine is supremely smooth and sounds fabulous, there are times when you’re left wishing it had more punch at lower revs. That said, the R8 V8 is still right up there with the very best for feel and feel-good factor, thanks to its precise, exploitable handling and a consistent, cohesive level of connection and feedback. Anyone familiar with a Lotus Elise or Porsche Cayman will instantly feel at home with its finely-honed mid-engined balance.
How does it compare audi r8 v8 ride 1080p hd?
The Audi audi r8 v8 ride 1080p hd arrived in 2007 as a very clear attack on the Porsche 911. If you don’t need rear seats, and forgiving its lower real-world fuel economy, it’s just as friendly and useable in everyday life.
The most comparable 911 is the four-wheel-drive Carrera C4S, with 394bhp and priced from £88,304. Other alternatives are the Nissan GT-R (542bhp, £76,610) and the Aston Martin Vantage S (424bhp, £96,080).
Key rivals for the Spyder are the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet, with 394bhp and costing £96,964 in manual form, and the 444bhp Maserati GranCabrio Sport, which costs £103,910 and isn’t as precise as the R8, but is more dramatic and seductively soundtracked.
Anything else I need to know audi r8 v8 ride 1080p hd?
The S-tronic gearbox adds £2900 to your R8 bill, the Spyder version an additional £8650 while upgrading from 424bhp V8 power to the 518bhp V10 5.2 FSI demands a £21,100 premium across the range. There are, of course, many other options to flesh out your tab