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Getting a go of an R8 next week

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Amchlolor, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. Amchlolor

    Amchlolor Active Member

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    Client's just bought an R8 for his wife:ohmy:
    Getting a shot next week when I go for lunch with him.
    I might get a shot of his DB9 at the same time.
    Either that or he'll take the DB9 and I'll take the R8.
    I'll report back next week.:hi:
     
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  3. Wes G

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    Sounds good...you lucky git!:drool:...BUT ,lets hope its a manual hey lol???:thumbsup:
     
  4. jamiekip

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    Very nice - I pal of my dad's has one, hopefully getting a ride out in that soon!
    Let's hope you don't find a problem with it :whistle2:
     
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    i don't know you but i hate you :ninja:

    lol, only joking, have fun mate, get pics! looking at doing one of those r8 red letter days myself, 99 quid :readit:
     
  6. Amchlolor

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    Do they come with DSG?
    I don't know much about the R8 at all.
    The one in the TV ad looks like a manual, so I assumed they all were.
     
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    Yer they come with some form of DSG box I think.

    Fingers crossed the weathers dry so you get to give it a spanking :)

    J.
     
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    Quattro, MB.
    Uncrashable.
    :jester::rolleyes:
     
  9. jamiekip

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    The Semi Auto's use the same gearbox that they use in the Lambo Gallardo I think and the same 4WD system, so max of about 20% going to the front wheels!
    Either way - you'll love it - whole different experience to and 'every day' car!

    I'm doing the Ultimate Super Car expereince at Thruxtong mid August... can not wait!
     
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    LOL...how stupid of me to forget :)
     
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    It has an exhaust note..

    I doubt you'll like it:nyah:
     
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    I've booked one - going to Mallory Park on the 13th September for a go in the R8.

    Will let you know how i get on....
     
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    :)
    Dont kid yourself.
    4WD wont stop reps in a 3 series cutting you up on the Mway...
     
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    Bowfer looking forward to driving an Audi !!.......................that's not something that happens very often, Lol.
     
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    Well let's hope he doesn't have to put the fuel in it - ouch.

    I sat in one at Goodwood FoS and he will be suprised at how familiar the switchgear will seem, the manual gate on the g-box was lovely though.

    Paul
     
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    I'd rather have a go of his DB9, any day.
    That's my dream motor.
     
  17. jamiekip

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    Have you ever heard the DB9 GT race cars?
    Feck me, those things sound amazing... nearly as good as the Lambo Murcielago GT1 car :drool:
     
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    sound of DB9 is great but I prefere driving R8 (on race track is exelent) than DB9. But for me 997Turbo is much better then those two :)
     
  19. Amchlolor

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    I've never driven a car with this sort of power, but I'm not expecting to be completely overwhelmed.
    Midly impressed, maybe.
    I'm used to bikes, don't forget.
    Maybe I should take the bike and race him....(wonder what the weather's like next week...)
     
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    Lucky you bowfer! This is a car rated by much of the press to be as good as the 911, so it ought to feel special.Don't crash it ...
     
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    A car will never give the sensations you get from a bike.
    Chances are you will be underwhelmed.
    Even the DB9 wont compare to a fast bike.
     
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    Speaking about acceleration, I was on 'Stealth' at Thorpe park, last week.
    0-80mph in three seconds.
    Jesus, that was acceleration.
    You honestly felt like your internal organs were being moved.
     
  24. gr1zly

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    R8 is seriously good car but while i was driving it I was thinking why this car doesn't have more power.... RS6 engine would be much better :)
     

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