View Full Version : Just demolished an Audi R8


Will2
05-31-2007, 03:26 PM
Cruising down the road on my way home I noticed an exotic looking car in front of me. At first glance, I thought it was a Ferrari. As I got behind him I noticed the audi symbol along with the "R8". Got up next to him but he would never look at me.
Prior to me pulling next to him, I heard him goosing it a couple cars ahead "exotic sound btw" so I knew he might be game for a race.
I get back behind him at a light, light turns green and he slowly starts going. I left it in first just in case he decided to jump and sure enough he takes off. I caught him and FLEW by, then slowed to give him a thumbs up but he woudlnt even look at me.
As soon as I got home, I did some research on them to see their specs. They are said to run 12.6's at around 113 so it's no surprise that I would win, but it was still cool to see one on the road.
Well, that's my story, thanks for reading.

http://www.dragtimes.com/Audi-R8-Timeslip-11346.html

SickSixSpeed
05-31-2007, 03:55 PM
nice kill, i would love to see one of those audis.

Will2
05-31-2007, 05:28 PM
Thanks. Yea, this is my first time seeing one of these in person. Nice car. I'd bet it'd tear me a new one in the twisties.

Sparetire
05-31-2007, 06:33 PM
Depends. They are kinda heavy and Audi AWD is till a bit understeer prone.

AFAIK your the first to post up a kill on one of those. Sweet!

SickSixSpeed
05-31-2007, 07:27 PM
i dunno that vette should take some corners pretty well.

i on the other hand cant go around a corner very fast or my rear tires scrub=(

dailydriver
06-01-2007, 02:15 PM
Congrats! Nice kill. I didn't think these things were even set for release until the fall, at the earliest! BTW; with sticky enough handling tires, and as long as you did not swap in QA1s/Hals, you would stick right with him in the "twisties" (on smooth, dry roads, at least). ;)

V8sounds
06-01-2007, 02:17 PM
Depends. They are kinda heavy and Audi AWD is till a bit understeer prone.

AFAIK your the first to post up a kill on one of those. Sweet!

The R8's are pretty light and are Mid-engined RWD I beleive.

Grendel123
06-01-2007, 02:27 PM
so far the two trim levels of the R8 both feature the Audi Quattro = AWD.

JpxZ28
06-02-2007, 02:40 AM
nice kill, im not exactly sure but i think the R8 is relativley light for a audi it would be a great race a on a twisty course. i hope they come out with v10 one and posibbly the V12 TDI, 735 lb/ft of torque + AWD = :drool:

uno
06-02-2007, 12:22 PM
One blew my doors off in Florida. It was modified and i'm pretty stock.

Will2
06-02-2007, 12:43 PM
I don't know if this one was modified, although I do not think it was. It def. had an exotic sound.
As for weight, I believe I read they weigh around 3400lbs which is comparable to f-bodies. Just from "reading" stock for stock, they should win every time if they are running 12.6's. I would imagine that most of that grunt is in the launch with AWD since he wasn't much of a race for me from a 15mph roll.

uno
06-02-2007, 12:45 PM
yeah i doubt you had any problem with him. with my sweet 2.73's my auto and a lid and catback i was screwed lol I didn't know what it was til I got home and looked it up. Then I didn't feel as bad.

allngn_c5
06-02-2007, 12:51 PM
Good kill !! Let me know if you come across a BMW M5 V10. I got to race one in Illinois on my way back from Texas. I would love to destroy the Audi you raced. I like beating up high dollar Euro rides.

Levoncmo
10-15-2007, 01:13 AM
Its basicly a detuned lamborghini gallardo. There the same cars, with slit twists to them

germeezy1
10-15-2007, 01:26 AM
I too love ass pounding high end cars.

whiteghost
10-16-2007, 11:01 AM
Depends. They are kinda heavy and Audi AWD is till a bit understeer prone.

AFAIK your the first to post up a kill on one of those. Sweet!

Actually the r8 can only send a max of 30% of output to the front so its more oversteer prone than any other audi. The back end comes around quite nicely from what I've seen.

germeezy1
10-16-2007, 12:26 PM
Yep the R8 is mid engine with a 40/60 F/R torque split so it definitely can handle.

mcG
10-17-2007, 08:38 AM
man that r8 looks :drool:

BillWS6Formula
10-19-2007, 06:14 PM
Congrats on the kill - they're pretty rare cars so far. I got to sample one a short while back; great looks, decent power, and very comfortable as a bonus *L*. Here's a link to a Top Gear review:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBVhL7CpPOc&eurl=http://www.dpccars.com/car-videos/10-16-07page-Audi-R8.htm