The second part of the test Audi R8 V10 S-Tronic There is no doubt the most anticipated. Standby 5.2 It is time to see how the engine intermixes with the S-Tronic 7-speed dual clutch transmission.
In previous Audi R8s, the R-Tronic box made the car move a little bit slower, especially at low speeds and in the city, but when we were rolling fast, there was not much delay from one machine to another machine. But thanks to S-Tronic everything has to change. Also As you can see in the picture above, 525 horses, mostly on the rear axle, promise fun.
Driving the Audi R8 V10 is a considerable experience. The engine is in the center position on paper and the new S-Tronic gearbox is behind the engine. This space is 16 cm shorter than R-Tronic, saving space and weight.
If you just start the V10 engine that turns the key (if you still have to turn on the R8), it will come to life in 5.2 and start a unique experience. When the engine becomes cold, The sound emitted from the exit is simply gorgeous.Because the rotation is slightly higher than when the temperature is ideal for the block arrival temperature as soon as possible.
In normal use, the sound of the engine is almost negligible in both the room and the outside. When we drive in normal mode, the car is as comfortable and humane as the Audi A6. Instead, there is a button on the back of the gear lever. Sports RegistrationHis personality changes completely. But I'll talk to you later.
The Audi R8 is more naive than I thought.
The new Audi R8 has something that has not been changed luckily. It is one of its strengths. It is a car that can be used perfectly in everyday life.. Rolling to S-Tronic in normal mode is easy and straightforward and can be done easily by anyone.
It does not look like a radical supercar with 525 horsepower. Start smoothly and move urban traffic at low speeds. And it is highly appreciated when you need to travel around the city before finding your favorite route. S-Tronic is the key to achieving this.
Although the dimensions of the car and the low driving position are not ideal for meandering between the car and the bus If you want something higher, ask your wife for Q7.. The Audi R8 is a supercar and can not be changed or altered.
City route, consumption of V10 engine is high. It is logical that you have to drink alcohol on 525 horses. 20.5 l / 100 km, but you can go up to 25 km / 100 km without getting angry.. It's not a big deal for people over € 175,000 in cars.
Otherwise the Audi R8 V10 is a big urbanite. His skirt is not exaggerated, so you can park on the drum without putting it in the garage or scratching the ground. It also has a very large turn radius so it can be maneuvered with no problems, but you have to measure yourself so you do not rub your body pretty. We recommend using an optional rearview camera. Through the rear window it is almost invisible..
Since the seat is in a very low position, lift is not easy. Fortunately The door has a very wide opening angle. This gives you more comfortable access than any other supercar.
Finally, before moving on, we must talk about suspension. All V10 Audi Magnetic Ride, a Suspension system that automatically compensates for behavior according to the type of driving we are doing. In normal mode, irregularities are absorbed well and in sports mode it is hard like stone.
It is time to take action.
Except that you are a football player or Tronostar, you will never use the Audi R8 V10 to walk around the city with a silicone girl you met last night. Or yes. But What I do clearly is that the Audi R8 V10 you really enjoy is along the curve's good path or circuit reserved for you..
During the exam I was with him. More than 600 kilometers I had time to use it in all kinds of situations, including a short break into the Jarama Circuit. Once again, thanks to the kindness of RACE, I was able to get a picture.
You can see how the city shows its comfort on the road, and it becomes clear when you have to run a few kilometers. I dare say the Audi R8 is one of the most comfortable supercars for a long trip. From Madrid to the Nürburgring? I will be happy right now. But if you give me the option, I prefer to go around with green hell to make a trip with it of course.
And the Audi R8 V10 becomes the real predator of the curve when you take it like you should take it. Though the engine is not very large, it accelerates very gradually, It is very explosive.. Turns surprisingly easily. The 10-cylinder seems to be pushing a much lighter car. I never feel the feeling of carrying 1,620 kilos between hands..
In part, its dynamism and agility are due to the distribution of power. Engine behind the waist 85% of the power of the rear axle is sent under normal conditions., It makes sports like.
The rear wheel is visible when you step on the accelerator, which is responsible for going forward, and always moves with impressive force when you move in the desired direction. The Audi R8 V10 is a beast that always wants to give you what you need. The needle marks are not important in the revolutionary band. You always have more than enough power. It sticks to the backrest.
Even at a much faster rate than the legitimate Spanish, the Audi R8 V10 can push, push, and push it like it's endless. The engine is cool. It is so full in the whole belt of revolution. The torque of 530 Nm is also not too much to 6,000 RPM..
Below that range, the engine has a lot of energy, and the short gear ratio enables fast acceleration and recovery, making most rivals look ridiculous. Long marches, on the other hand, are doing some development to reduce consumption and emissions.. Therefore, the top speed reaches the sixth and does not reach the seventh.
The fast curve is a natural habitat. There the car goes to the rail, the whole construction makes it a complete embodiment to it. If you do not go over the limit, you will not get out of the way.And this is sure that you are really complicated.
Sports mode to get new characters
The Audi R8 always appears to be on the rails. Normal mode is submissive, comfortable and always suitable for your site if we enable it. But the job Luckily, it will change when Sport Mode is activated. Press the button on the back of the gear lever
Activation greatly changes the modest nature of V10. Electronic devices ensure that you always use the right equipment, At the minimum contact of the acceleratorGo ahead and go forward. The response of the car is immediate and everything happens much faster than expected.
S-Tronic change during braking is responsible for the most radical reductions. In that sense I was pleasantly surprised at the change., This allows you to play with the cam and allows you to always insert the gear you want, even if it is close enough to be dangerous to slow down.
When you play with the cam of change, the other marching stages are immediate and the neck feels it. The first, second, third, and car move forward when the throat hits the headrest. Tasty om is not itching I could break my neck if they let me do it all day..
The sound when you activate Sports mode is absolutely brilliant. The engine produces a very serious roar., And when the accelerator is depressed, it appears that the sound envelops the entire interior as the hair ends.
On open roads, it is the perfect machine to connect curves at full speed. Very fast and agile.And sport mode and formally pushed, almost no car can rest it. But be careful because there is another way you can activate it.
Sports mode control, professional control only
Stability and control of traction Three-step operation. It is for the normal mode, any driver, as you will find it when you start the car. When you push the traction control button, you can see that the stability control on the screen is in Sport mode and the S-Tronic change is also set to Sport.
Then enter a dimension that is recommended for experienced riders who are driving a new dimension. And in that configuration, The Audi R8 V10 S-Tronic is a machine that can cause problems if you use a little accelerator..
In the photo session of Jarama Circuit we Having gained beautiful skids showing this part of the car test. I thought it would be more complicated to get it out of the box for cars with quattro traction, but in reality it is simpler to make the skid slip.
85% of the 525 horses are delivered to the rear axle. Mechanical lock differential It plays a fundamental role. When the car is fully supported, step on the accelerator and the rear begins to slip at an impressive speed.
The explosive nature of the engine we were talking about earlier is responsible for causing the rear wheels to drift. Soon the smoke draws a beautiful picture with me. But be careful. 525 horses all happen in a thousandth of a second.And yet another 15% of the power goes to the front axle, we still have 70% of the 525 horses pushing the rear end.
So touch your hands. The address is very accurate and direct.But the fashion of a steering wheel with a flat bottom can give a headache when you have to move quickly so that it does not end up in a dumb face in the opposite direction.
The Audi R8 V10 skid is easy to get, You do not need to completely separate the controls.. But what it needs is the speed of the hand reserved for those who have a lot of circuit time behind them.
So we are talking about a car with all the letters and three completely different characters. Enabling sports mode is comfortable and practical in normal mode. A car with a lot of nerves when trying to activate the sport mode of the traction control.
Luckily, the test rig had a wonderful team of ceramic carbon brakes. The price of this option is 11,600 euros, but it is a basic element of circuit usage. If you are forced to use discs and pads, you should be concerned that the temperature of the discs and pads is not adequate. The rest is sewing and singing.
It will continue …
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