New one on the left? I'd have a really hard time telling the difference if it weren't for that light strip in the headlight.
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As far as the rest of the ICE, show me anyone else who does as good a job as Audi's new touchpad based MMI. No one does. It does multitouch gesture control, has an internet connection and uses google maps, provides a wifi hotspot for your passengers, etc etc. And with the touchpad, you get touch control without having to a) get fingerprints all over your screen, and b) reach all the way to the dashboard to control it.
[QUOTE=Ross1013;78341674]Was it simply a 6AT before, or a 6-speed DSG?
It was the single clutch automated manual out of the Gallardo.
I guess Audi was REALLY happy with the original R8, because they didn't do much at all!
...hopefully it wont end up on BBC Top Gear. I do not need to hear those guys rip on it about how its the same car with different headlamps (for 10 minutes )...
Someday I will post something stupid here, but not yet.
Regarding the single clutch auto, I actually thought it was an excellent transmission. Downshifts were instantaneous but brutal...which can actually be really fun. Hopefully the character of the car doesn't change too much with the new 7 speed. I guess there's always the manual as a backup.
I think most complaint from the SMG-type box is not their outright shift speed, but rather their day-to-day driveability since they don't do city/stop and go well...
Granted my DSG car doesn't exactly excel in that neither, maybe thats just a cheap VW thing thing. Enough luxury cars are now running around with these that its probably not an issue anymore...
I'm slightly confused by the pics. Does the V8 also now have the R8 GT tailpipes or is it just the V10? One of my problems with the V8 was the silly amounts of tailpipes. Also, they made the front lights a whole lot better looking now. Not sure about the taillights, though. I'd be happy with a manual V8, carbon side blades, buckets with body-colored seat backs, leather dash, etc. little options. And aftermarket wheels because the R8, IMO, has never had any appealing OEM wheel options.
Edit: Also the grilles' lines are better now. They also fixed the horrid V10 grille.
Last edited by Son; 07-25-2012 at 11:14 AM.
We've added a few more photos we've been able to put together. Here's a link.
"The LED lights dominate the rear of the Audi R8. One innovation from Audi is the indicator light with dynamic display at the bottom edge of the lamp – its light always proceeds towards the outside, in the direction the driver wishes to turn"
Does anybody know if there is a video on the new taillights? I'd like to see this in action.