Audi R8 V10 Plus

£70,995

Details

  • £70,995
  • 26,773 Miles
  • Reg Date: 2013/63

Watch the Chris Harris Video below – He chooses the R8 V10 Plus over the Porsche Turbo S and a Litchfield modified R35 GTR!

Here we have a Fabulous Audi R8 V10 Plus finished in the sensational extra cost Sepang Blue with Black Hide Audi Exclusive Bucket Seats with Carbon Sigma Interior and Exterior Pack Its in super condition throughout and its travelled just 26,773 miles.

It has a Full Audi Main Dealer Service History, last serviced in late February this year just 1,500 miles ago and set up by Audi for 24 Month Servicing next maintenance interval is not until 2019. It also benefits from the highly acclaimed £1,980 DMS V10 590bhp 434 Torques ECU performance remap last July just a few thousand miles ago. It will also benifit from a Audi Main Dealer Health Check before it goes to its new owner

This is one of just 9 registered Manual Transmission V10 Plus models in the UK, they rarely come to the market place, the vast majority of motoring journalists agree that the 6 speed Stick Shift R8 is the real drivers choice to0, far more involving and rewarding to drive. For me I don’t want the engine management system to blip the throttle on down changes, I want to do it myself the old school Heal and Toe method, far more engaging and fun! Have you noticed that Porsche have re-introduced the option of a manual Gearbox for the lastest model GT3?

Also on a personal note I’ve owned 3 Gallardos with the similar V10 Engine, the V10 Plus is truly a much better car to drive in every respect perhaps with the exception of looks – That’s purely a personal view of course.

Specification is comprehensive with usual Toys – Climate Control – Reverse Camera – Heated Seats – Audi Navigation Plus (RNS-E) – 19″ Alloys – Ceramic Brakes – V10 Plus Sports Suspension – Electric Lumber Support Seats –  LED Lights – Multi Function Steering Wheel –

Evo Mag Said When Tested against the Ferrari 458 and Mclaren MP4 12C

But to me that modesty only serves to make the V10 Plus even more special, for its appeal is built on something deeper and more satisfying than F1-assisted brand image. Ultimately we didn’t get these cars together to proclaim a winner; rather to test the Audi’s mettle against the established masters of the class. It could have come to this test and taken a brutal kicking. Instead it taught a few lessons of its own. The R8 has come of age.

Car Magazine Said

When Audi Facelifted the R8 in July 2012, it also announced a lighter, tuned-up flagship version: the R8 V10 Plus we’re driving here. Is £130,000 too big a price tag for an Audi-badged car to carry? Read on for the CAR verdict.

An underwhelming name for an exceptional car

RS, GTO, SV, CSL: evocative tags reserved for the hardest, fastest, most performance-focused models from the likes of Porsche, Ferrari and Lamborghini. So with all the good names seemingly taken, Audi’s Quattro tuning division has been forced to make do and label its hottest R8 as… the ‘Plus’.

Hardly heart-racing stuff, but although this new range-topping R8 has been born from a minor facelift (standard LED lights, extra kit for the V8 variants, not much else of note) it’s the first of many Plus models to come from Quattro, all of which will get more power, less weight and unique chassis settings.

What has been changed for the Audi R8 V10 to earn its ‘Plus’ moniker?

For this coupe-only R8 Plus, that means the 5.2-litre V10 is cranked up to 542bhp, the ceramic brakes, bucket seats and carbonfibre parts (like the front spoiler, rear diffuser and sideblades) trim away 50kg, and Plus-specific suspension means revised spring and damper rates. It’s £12k more than a standard 518bhp R8 V10, on which the seats and brakes alone are options worth £9500. Plus (sorry) it’s only 10bhp down on the outgoing limited-edition R8GT but £20k cheaper. It’s almost a bargain.

Moreover, the GT was handicapped by its sole gearbox option, a jerky automated manual. But that clunky R-tronic ’box has now been replaced (across the whole range) by a seven-speed twin-clutch S-tronic, and although the R8’s visual mid-life revisions are minor, a huge amount of work has gone on under the skin to make the new transmission fit. At £2900, the S-tronic is £2410 cheaper than its two-pedal predecessor, meaning even in the manual-mad UK just 18% of R8 customers will choose to shift with a stick. Shame.

Verdict

There’s nothing better this side of a Ferrari 458. The only downside is the Plus’s firmer (and fixed-rate) suspension, which doesn’t have the fluency of the magnetic system on the regular V10. (But also not the expensive maintainence costs of Mag ride Dampers!)

All of our sales cars undergo a complete Inspection before being placed on sale, supported by a comprehensive warranty, offering you complete confidence and peace of mind in your Investment.

Call the Showroom on 01384 442369, or Ian 07801 389439  for further Information or to arrange a viewing.

Finance packages available for Business users and Private purchasers that can be tailored to suit your Individual requirements. Part Exchanges welcome too of course.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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