2014 Audi R8: Now With a Proper Gearbox? – Ignition Episode 45

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On this episode of Ignition, Motor Trend Senior Features Editor Jonny Lieberman drives Audi’s R8 V10 Plus with its new twin-clutch auto. Will the updated gea…

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dny00001 says:

driving a car like this around the track of san marino in AUTOMATIC ?????
are you kidding me ???? typical american

jack smith says:

Thumbs up if you thought “proper gearbox ” meant a manual.

Motor Trend Magazine says:

Watch the 2014 +Audi USA R8 V10 Plus on the latest episode of Ignition.

Is the R8 V10 Plus the best German supercar yet?

Read more: http://bit.ly/T2gl3b

؛ُِ}ُ ؛ُِ}ُ ؛ُِ}ُإإإ says:

hehehehhehehehehe 7:13 aaaaawaaawa SO GOOD … man that was SO FUNNY and we
love to get stock with u in the REVIEW just awesome …so much fun :) thx
bro

Rohan Blake says:

BMW is boring as Hell compared to the latest from AUDI

Nazmul Idris says:
Audi For Life says:

Too Early for a New Year’s Resolution? Mine will be to save up for the new
2013 Audi R8 V10 Plus, NOW with a Dual-Clutch Transmission! The Fastest
Audi is even Faster.

Benjamin Fröhlich says:

The new R8

KartKing4ever says:

A proper transmission has 3 pedals and a stick shift.

However, for a car like this, I think paddle shifters are justified.

Sam Abuelsamid says:

*Self-shifting Audi R8s finally have a decent gearbox*

The first time I ever drove an +Audi USA R8 was way back in 2008 when I
drove two different examples in the span of a few months, both with the
rather unfortunate R-Tronic automated manual transmission. At various times
over the years, I had many unkind words for this gearbox most notably
during this episode of the Autoblog podcast
http://www.autoblog.com/2010/03/16/autoblog-podcast-170-the-hooniverse-visits/
when I referred to it as a piece of crap. Needless to say the folks at Audi
PR at the time weren’t thrilled by my assessment.

On the other hand the manual transmission was wonderful as I noted in this
review
http://www.luxist.com/2009/11/17/review-2009-audi-r8-5-2-fsi-v10-an-everyday-supercar/.
In the aforementioned podcast I referred the R8 while talking about the S5
Cabrio and its absolutely sublime S-Tronic gearbox
http://www.autoblog.com/2010/04/12/2010-audi-s5-cabriolet-review/

Unlike the single-clutch R-tronic with its hydraulically actuated gears,
the S-Tronic is a dual-clutch unit with silky smooth and fast shift action.
This year Audi finally did a refresh of the R8 and installed a 7-speed
S-Tronic beefy enough to handle the output of the V8 and V10 engines in
that car and according to +Jonny Lieberman of +Motor Trend Magazine who was
fortunate enough to go to Italy to drive it, it cures all the problems
caused by the old transmission. 

Spartan168 says:

what’s funny is that a lot of people talk about how manual is the best
driving experience and complain that this is a dual clutch. it’s true,
manual does give you more involvement, but i bet those same people don’t
know how to heel and toe and truly use a manual transmission

Mustafa Kuroglu says:

The convertible comment was so mindless and `Jeremywannabe` please pay
attention to some people who really dont like the convertible look and
please be more original next time. 

Audi Raleigh says:

Jonny Lieberman, Motor Trend Magazine’s Senior Features Editor, is blown
away by the updated gearbox in the 2014 Audi R8. Check it out!

Charles Ellis says:

I thought it was supposed to have a proper gearbox???

Khmer Oldies Aficionado says:

Anyone knows the name of the music in the beginning of the video? Millions
of thanks.

Kris Harris says:

It looks like a porche bugatti mixed to me I like it

Elvis Sujak says:

Dude go home who gave you this job??? 

Rugerman205 says:

Great Video beautiful R8s!
Love the passion in the review. AUDI makes yet another classic.
#TruthInEngineering #LuxuryProgressed #NeverFollow 

Matt Fallon says:

I thought the “proper gearbox” was going to be a 6 speed manual. Sigh. 

Congaman41 says:

Good and entertaining review. I now own the V10 Plus and I can agree with
that the S-tronic is better than the R-tronic. Still, I hade the R-tronic
in my V8 and never had any problems with it. Sure it was a bit jerky in
slow traffic, so just use paddles and thats gone. Its was all due to the
gear box is set to aggressive driving. So which is better? I love the Plus,
the power and speed is awesome, but sometimes I miss my V8. It was a good
companion over the years.

NoMan says:

Reads Proper Gearbox, clicks on the link…WTF is this, have the world
forgotten what a Proper Gearbox is? Sure as hell its not a automatic or a
flappy paddles.
Disappointed.

Will Budic says:

Finally! :)

damieg82 says:

Suzuki Jimny at 6:10 :P

Best pocket off-roader

George Doulias says:

Jonny Lieberman is being as hilarious as it can be, you gotta love him for
his passion of what he’s doing….just watch this and enjoy his
reactions…

felipe brancher says:

hehe..crazy boy

Raul Choi says:

Sometimes Automatic is better than Manual becuse driving with manual is up
to driver’s skill.
If you are a normal driver who doesn’t have this skill
I suggest you Automatic.

Drake Switzer says:

lol Proper Gearbox lol

crzzymnn911 says:

Man up and get the manual. True proper gearbox for a car like that. I mean
who would rather tap some paddle shifters opposed to feeling the shift knob
in your hand while you shift through gears. So much more satisfying.

CypherX5 says:

Good way to destroy a nice car. Put an automatic in it. Blasphemy

Khalil Missaoui says:

a Proper Gearbox?

Timothy Redd says:

Wow.a supercar that can drive in the snow….

You know what audi, take my money.

Keyes Audi says:

Too Early for a New Year’s Resolution? Mine will be to save up for the new
2013 Audi R8 V10 Plus, NOW with a Dual-Clutch Transmission! The Fastest
Audi is even Faster.

Omar Castellanos says:

Ahora si!… parece que el cambio de tranny realmente representó una
diferencia… o le regalaraon uno… Dios! que makina…? Se lo comprarían
convertible como el recomienda?

Andy Boyle says:

Watch the 2014 +Audi USA R8 V10 Plus on the latest episode of Ignition.

Is the R8 V10 Plus the best German supercar yet?

Read more: http://bit.ly/T2gl3b

Audi Driven says:

Das musst du dir auf YouTube ansehen:

Handy Man says:

Watch the 2014 +Audi USA R8 V10 Plus on the latest episode of Ignition.

Is the R8 V10 Plus the best German supercar yet?

Read more: http://bit.ly/T2gl3b

conner booterbaugh says:

Watch the 2014 +Audi USA R8 V10 Plus on the latest episode of Ignition.

Is the R8 V10 Plus the best German supercar yet?

Read more: http://bit.ly/T2gl3b

Taryn Toscano says:

Watch the 2014 +Audi USA R8 V10 Plus on the latest episode of Ignition.

Is the R8 V10 Plus the best German supercar yet?

Read more: http://bit.ly/T2gl3b

Ashwin Pradip says:

Watch the 2014 +Audi USA R8 V10 Plus on the latest episode of Ignition.

Is the R8 V10 Plus the best German supercar yet?

Read more: http://bit.ly/T2gl3b

Flavia Lourenco says:

Watch the 2014 +Audi USA R8 V10 Plus on the latest episode of Ignition.

Is the R8 V10 Plus the best German supercar yet?

Read more: http://bit.ly/T2gl3b

Robert Barber says:

My dream car I would do anything

ryan king says:

no but working for motor trend qualifies you

Typical Tom says:

Proper gearbox is a manual transmission. Not this paddle shifting bull shit.

mieguistumas says:

Auto? Really? Thats so american :D

787brx8 says:

Small town and the people talk around here. Even a 911 would draw a lot of
attention. Old man Peabody would be thinking that I grew a cash crop in the
middle of his corn field. LOL! For now my tuned up cars are enough. I can
only drive one at a time anyways.

Ian Ng says:

Dude, get the stick shift.

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