R8 V10 potential purchase

Models: V10 plus, GT, GT Spyder, V8 Limited Edition, Exclusive Selection Edition, China Edition and LMX
4.2 V8 32v Naturally Aspirated - 414 bhp (2007-2011) - 424 bhp (2012-2014)
5.2 V10 40v Naturally Aspirated - 518 bhp (2012-2014) - 542 bhp (Plus 2012-2014) - 562 bhp (LMX 2012-2014)
5.2 V10 40v Naturally Aspirated - 533 bhp (2015-)
5.2 V10 40v Naturally Aspirated - 602 bhp (Plus 2015-)
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ARSEY4
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R8 V10 potential purchase

Post by ARSEY4 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:07 am

Hi, thinking of making the move to R8. I took a V10 plus for a drive but it wasn't a particularly good one. Masses of power and grip but felt a bit naff inside.
The car I am going to see has the Mag ride but is not a plus model, its under 7k miles with one owner and has everything except B&O.
Whats the real world difference between plus and normal and do I really need a plus model?
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks

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Re: R8 V10 potential purchase

Post by doodlebug » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:13 pm

They’ll all feel a bit naff inside now. They weren’t stella to start off with.

Plus has a bit more power and that’s about it. There wasn’t a massive list of options.

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Re: R8 V10 potential purchase

Post by RS6chris! » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:45 pm

Gen 1 interior is pretty shite to be fair

Gen 2 is better but very minimal

Is it a gen 1 your on about?
RS6 C8 launch edition
R8 V10 plus
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Re: R8 V10 potential purchase

Post by RS6chris! » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:46 pm

And yes you need a plus

Just for man points
RS6 C8 launch edition
R8 V10 plus
C7 RS6 PE dynamic pack plus
C7 RS6
Porsche Panamera Turbo
C6 RS6 AVANT
RS4 B7
Golf R32 mk 5
BMW M3 E46
Golf R32 mk 5
Golf GTI mk 5
VW Passat 130d 4 motion
VW bora 150pd
Ford Mondeo Ghia X V6
Ford Focus zetec
Rover 214!!

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Re: R8 V10 potential purchase

Post by Scaramanga » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:28 am

Hi, long time lurker but first post.

I recently bought a V10 Spyder (manual). It’s incredible, I’ve been super impressed.

I test drove a couple of plus models and couldn’t feel a huge difference in power tbh. Hard to compare as the plus models were almost all s-tronics (manual is very rare in ‘Plus guise).

Personally, I’m not a fan of convertibles but love the possibility for the rear screen to drop (only available on the convertible).

The extra carbon bits on the Plus are nice to have but were not worth the extra £££ for me.

Make sure you get the brakes checked on the Plus. Being CCBs, they will cost a fortune to replace. I believe the only way to have them checked properly (for wear) is to weigh them!

Happy to have a chat if helpful - drop me a PM with your number.

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