Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI Plus laptime at Laguna Seca (post 1988)

Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI Plus finished a flying lap of Laguna Seca (post 1988) in 1 minute and 38.7 seconds.

Track Laguna Seca (post 1988)
Type flying start
Vehicle Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI Plus
Power / weight 550 ps / 1622 kg
Driver Randy Pobst
Time 1:38.700
Average speed 131 kph (82 mph)
Submitted 21.08.2013 by motortrend
Reference http://www.motortrend.com/features/performance/1308_2013_best_drivers_car_contenders_part_3/
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Shaggy  4y ago

@ BR2+: We'll probably see a 600 horsepower R8 in a few years.


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BR2+  4y ago

..Honestly........

Anyway..its $28,445 over the Non V10 Plus, I wouldn't mind spending that much(I think), but it do think its a bit much for what you get over the V10, Does the acceleration and track times really add up to the 30k price difference? Im not so sure..

I also wouldn't mind a 600Bhp R8 GT, ut like I said I don't think Audi will be ptting that much into there cars just yet, could be wrong, with all the pressures of performance though.


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Hans  4y ago

Facelift is not the same as a new generation.


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Mental  4y ago

"Because there is no other than 1 gen R8."

He means facelift. (Original R8 - 2006-2012; facelifted R8 - since 2012)

Well, yes, paying + 30k for + over the normal R8 V10 is too much. I think I would take the basic R8 V10 and for 30k I would tune it, so it would perform better than plus model.

Some rumors claimed the facelifted R8 GT will be boosted up to 600 PS. Anyway, who is not willing about the newer R8 GT with 600 PS. :)


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anti-kinder  4y ago

bloated tt rs


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Hans  4y ago

"the last gen"

I missed something? Because there is no other than 1 gen R8.


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BR2+  4y ago

I don't see the GT getting 600Bhp, there wasn't any huge power gaps between these Generations, so I don't intend a big one at all, prolly more like 580Bhp, maybe not even, dunno just a guess.

And its not a huge improvement over the last gen, but to be honest im not sure what I was expecting, And still though, 30kUsd over the non Plus seems a bit steep.


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Mental  4y ago

Never mind, if R8 plus is not a big improvement over the basic R8 V10... My hopes are on the new upcoming R8 GT with 600 PS from a n/a V10, and equipped with S-tronic, and manual as an option.


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BR2+  4y ago

Hey guys, just so you all know, Randy does his fast laps first, then drives around and reflects on the cars.

How do people not relies this? I mean seriously?..

Anywhoo, the Plus version isn't a huge difference then the previous Generation of R8 V10s in on track performance,(not 30k difference in price I think)

And if you were to switch the tyres from the GT-R to this, I don't see much of an improvement, theres ALOT of factors when determining a cars times of improvements, The Aston, GT-R, Viper, I thought he handles a bit differently with the other cars, maybe the new setup on the GT-R actually gave it more understeer, as he was complaining about it a lot, Aston had less, but at higher pitched speeds.

But disappointment is not a word I would say in any aspect of this car.


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Shaggy  4y ago

In that respect, I think Audis are underrated, they're great cars, and worthy contenders with Mercedes Benz, BMW, Lexus, Acura, Infiniti, Volvo, and Cadillac.


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Flabernat  4y ago

Hey guys, just so you all know, Randy does his fast laps first, then drives around and reflects on the cars. The video footage you see of him sliding around and talking are not the same laps he did when setting the fastest time. :)
This car suffered mostly in the tire department and lack of torque for the uphill sections.


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Hans  4y ago

@password replace the tires from R8 GT and R8 Plus can be even faster.


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password  4y ago

I think this R8 plus does not do wonders as EXPECTED. It is almost the same as FOUR year old normal V10 5.2
http://fastestlaps.com/comparisons/audi_r8_v10_plus_2013-vs-audi_r8_v10_52_fsi.html

R8 GT will official remain my favourite R8, it does what it should be done not this plus thing.


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Hans  4y ago

It has shitty tires. Why R8 GT is so much fatser? Because better tires. Easy. Look at these drifts, He lost a lot of time.
R8 plus with the GT-R tires would be as fast as GT-R in that test.


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BR2+  4y ago

I was actually suspectin it to do a 1:37.1, I cant say the word "Dissapointing" with this car, but I was expecting more then 2s off the 2009 R8 V8..

@Hamcee

I don't believe the R8 in any form is a bad car in ANYway at all, but I kinda agree that its becoming a highly sought after Status Symbol know, only problem is the Badge, Audi, I don't see too many people thinking of there status with Audis here, Ferraris/Bentleys/Lamborghini/RollsRoyce/Mercedes Maybe even Bmw more now.

The R8 does get whooped by Corvettes, 911s, GTRs for MUCH less money and What not. but I don't think that contributes to being a bad car.

But I still maintain, Ferraris are THE Ultimate Status Symbol Douchebag Poser cars you can buy, Honestly, have you ever met the "Average" Ferrari owner?..


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Shaggy  4y ago

I say it's correct, I couldn't find any source that says it wasn't.


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Mental  4y ago

@Hamcee
No, no, no! This laptime was done on par with GT-R Track Pack, and see it was slower than the standard GT-R. Randy was definitely in a bad shape.

Honestly, the performance of this car is not bad, especially for a naturally aspirated engine! We have already discussioned that...


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Hamcee  4y ago

i told you at the r8 plus page already, that the r8 in general is pretty bad.

or how br2+ would have said, its the new 360 spider. the ultimate status symbol and poser car.

it gets blown to oblivion by competition.

tho its certainly great for rap videos


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Mental  4y ago

This is a very disappointing laptime... Randy was definitely in bad shape...

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