Collected today

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Re: Collected today

Post by noidea » Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:59 pm

lem wrote:Had a quick chat with Milltek - two options, front pipe back (approx 3db increase), black or sliver tips, about £3500 or GPF back (approx 5-10db increase), black or sliver tips, about £4K

Not in stock now until end of March ish (with black tips). Akrapovic have confirmed theirs wont be ready for another 2-3 months. And not heard back from Tubi yet.

Take the point on the Milltek and the fact I wont even see it, and to be fair I have already had one. No doubt the Akrapovic will be mega expensive, and will depend on what the tip option is.

Not sure yet which way to go. I want louder...but not too loud. Maybe a bit more research needed, in some ways I am given a level of comfort that Akrapovic was a 'semi official' approved part by Audi on the C7 however, not sure main dealers would void warranty just for an exhaust (always a worry when the car is new)
You never had a warranty issue with the RS4 did you?
I certainly haven't and it is still under extended Audi warranty. My dealer didn't see it as an issue.
Worth having a chat with them before you spend the cash?
The Akrapovic is going to be £6k plus I guess.

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Re: Collected today

Post by lem » Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:35 pm

No more pictures yet - but quite a pleasing video the guys who did the PPF on my car have done

https://youtu.be/vQH9C_WtNbk
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Re: Collected today

Post by mikeyw » Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:01 pm

It looks stunning and thank you for the review - I’d cancelled my order last week as I still couldnt get the spec I wanted so decided a rain check for a while would be sensible - but now I’m thinking maybe......!!

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Re: Collected today

Post by Michael_JCWS » Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:27 pm

How are you finding the width compared to the C7 ?

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Re: Collected today

Post by lem » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:45 pm

Not too bad. I haven’t taken it down many country roads yet, but I have a commute into central London and it seems to feel smaller when you drive it than it looks on some of the smaller back roads.

I maybe over thinking it, but I am sure the 4 wheel steering is making it feel smaller as it definitely turns in a smaller circle than my C7 and feels more manoeuvrable.

One thing I am surprised about is the suspension. My C7 was on air, this is on DRC. It seems to soak up the bumps and lumps really well, with far less thumps through the cabin than the C7. Hopefully I’ll get to have a play at the weekend in dynamic down some better roads.

The weekend will be the test as I’ll have to face the dreaded multi storey car park for the first time! Not looking forward to that! In particular ensuring I don’t smear the wheels down a ramp or round a corner! :thumbsdown:
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2019 Aston Martin Vantage - Hyper Red
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2016 Aston Martin Vantage - Magnetic Silver (alongside the SVR as the weekend toy)
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2013 S4 Avant - Estoril Blue
2012 RS3 - Phantom Black
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Re: Collected today

Post by MAVAV » Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:06 pm

lem wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:45 pm
One thing I am surprised about is the suspension. My C7 was on air, this is on DRC. It seems to soak up the bumps and lumps really well, with far less thumps through the cabin than the C7. Hopefully I’ll get to have a play at the weekend in dynamic down some better roads.
That's reassuring. I've just put a deposit down for a Vorsprung edition and will be moving from my C7 which is on air with 20" wheels to the C8 with DRC and 22" wheels, I was worried that around town it would shake so much that my children would be sick.

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Re: Collected today

Post by lem » Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:28 pm

My 11 year old has managed to hold his dinner down so far. Although I haven’t taken him for a proper ‘drive’ yet. It’s really compliant and comfortable but still precise and eager to change direction without much body roll
Current:
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2019 Aston Martin Vantage - Hyper Red
911 Turbo S on order - due May 2021 (hopefully!)

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2016 Aston Martin Vantage - Magnetic Silver (alongside the SVR as the weekend toy)
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2012 RS3 - Phantom Black
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Re: Collected today

Post by Michael_JCWS » Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:41 pm

I have to use surround cameras on my C7 to negotiate multi-storey car parks. I’m hoping that the 4WS and better quality surround view in the vorsprung will make it easier?

Good to hear the DRC Is comfortable. I’ve got the on my perf currently and it’s not too bad, hopefully the newer version gives a more compliant ride

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Re: Collected today

Post by lem » Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:07 pm

The 360 cameras on the Vorsprung are fab. As well as top-view they have a 3D setting which you can move round the car and see it from literally any angle. Its brilliant!
Current:
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2016 Aston Martin Vantage - Magnetic Silver (alongside the SVR as the weekend toy)
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2013 S4 Avant - Estoril Blue
2012 RS3 - Phantom Black
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Re: Collected today

Post by Foxy » Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:49 am

Out of interest Lem what tyres did your car come with?

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Re: Collected today

Post by lem » Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:39 am

Foxy wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:49 am
Out of interest Lem what tyres did your car come with?
It’s on Pirelli’s. P-Zeros’s. Be interesting to see if Audi put different tyres on different cars, or stick to one brand
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2019 Aston Martin Vantage - Hyper Red
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2016 Aston Martin Vantage - Magnetic Silver (alongside the SVR as the weekend toy)
2017 RS6 Performance - Ascari Blue
2014 RS4 - Prism Silver
2013 S4 Avant - Estoril Blue
2012 RS3 - Phantom Black
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Re: Collected today

Post by Foxy » Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:17 pm

lem wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:39 am
It’s on Pirelli’s. P-Zeros’s. Be interesting to see if Audi put different tyres on different cars, or stick to one brand
I've had all sorts on my RS cars, Bridgestones. P Zero's, Dunlops and I think the launch car at my dealer is on Hankook's. Yet to see one delivered on Michelins though!

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Re: Collected today

Post by MikeFish » Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:39 pm

Foxy wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:17 pm
lem wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:39 am
It’s on Pirelli’s. P-Zeros’s. Be interesting to see if Audi put different tyres on different cars, or stick to one brand
I've had all sorts on my RS cars, Bridgestones. P Zero's, Dunlops and I think the launch car at my dealer is on Hankook's. Yet to see one delivered on Michelins though!
Never seen a brand new Audi come with Michelins. They normally have a selection of 3 tyres. The C7 came with Pirellis, Contis or Dunlops. The latest RS4 added Hankooks but not sure which brand was dropped to replace it.

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Re: Collected today

Post by Flumper » Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:25 pm

My B7 and B8 RS4s came on Pirelli’s. Swapped over to Supersports on both at first opportunity.

Have decided to make the move up to the 6 and should be collecting my Vorsprung in a couple of weeks - am assuming I’ll not be getting Super Sports!

Am very excited to be moving up to the 6 - feel that I’m a grown up now...

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Re: Collected today

Post by lem » Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:45 pm

You wont be disappointed. One week in and with this weather I have realised there isn’t much point to point that matches it. Drove it back to the dealer today in horrendous rain and it remained bloody quick and sure footed all the way.

Mines back at the dealer as I’m having the wheels changed from the titanium finish to the black and silver finish of the Carbon edition. Was potentially something i was going to do, and made the decision today. With everything else black on the car the black wheels will blend more than the titanium ones on it now.

Get it back next week. So far its impressing me more each day.

However....I have requested if they do a Performance model then id like to be on the list for that!
Current:
2020 RS6 Vorsprung - Sebring Black
2019 Aston Martin Vantage - Hyper Red
911 Turbo S on order - due May 2021 (hopefully!)

Previous:
2018 RRS SVR - Firenze Red, Carbon Bonnet and all the toys
2016 Aston Martin Vantage - Magnetic Silver (alongside the SVR as the weekend toy)
2017 RS6 Performance - Ascari Blue
2014 RS4 - Prism Silver
2013 S4 Avant - Estoril Blue
2012 RS3 - Phantom Black
Lots of others.....

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