Tag Archives: Audi

Audi S8 D2 Daily Driver

“Larry, Can you tell Vincent what it is you need”? Larry: “Something very fast. Audi S8. Something that can shove a little bit. I’m also gonna need a nitrous system.”

The psychology of buying cars is changing with more and more of us opting for the attractive leasing deals. I too have given this a try with a 2016 Mercedes C250d. However, calculate a deposit of near £3k + just under £300 a month for 2 years and you have spent almost £10k on a car, which you are just going to hand back with nothing to show for it. Continue reading Audi S8 D2 Daily Driver

Audi S5 V8 Daily Driver

Looking for something a bit more exciting than my previous daily, the MK5 GTI, my criteria included the following:

– 0-60 in around 5 seconds
– sub £15k
– comfortable for 3 people including a decent boot
– manual gearbox
– V8 – never had one!
– nice to have – 4wd, Bose (or similar), heated seats, modern interior including navigation

With the above filtered on in the likes of Pistonheads, Autotrader and ebay, it was really just the Audi S5 that met my criteria. Continue reading Audi S5 V8 Daily Driver

Audi S4 Avant – Update

Having covered 6,000 miles since July last year, I now feel I have a better understanding of what this car delivers, both good and bad.

Lets start with the good – the performance for this size of car is immense. On a road trip to France last year, there was nothing keeping up with us. I’ve read reviews of 0-60 in 4.6 seconds with no modifications and this actually seems to be down to the lightening speed gear changes that give a very enjoyable rumble on the up shift. The Avant probably gives a better effect due to echoing in the open boot space. Continue reading Audi S4 Avant – Update

Fast German Cars

Fast German car performance statistics taken from Dec 2013. Below are the fastest cars by manufacturer to 60 mph and with the highest top speed:

Audi – R8 5.2 V10 GT, 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 199 mph

BMW – E92 M3 GTS, 0-60 in 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 182 mph

Bentley (VAG) – Continental GT Speed, 0-60 in 4.0 seconds and a top speed of 205 mph

Bugatti (VAG) – Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, 0-60 in 2.6 seconds and a top speed of 255 mph

Lamborghini (VAG) – Aventador LP 700, 0-60 in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 217 mph

Mercedes-Benz – SLS AMG GT, 0-60 in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 198 mph

MINI (BMW) – JCW Coupe, 0-60 in 6.4 seconds and a top speed of 149 mph

Porsche – 918 Spyder, 0-60 in 2.6 seconds and a top speed of 214 mph

Rolls Royce (BMW) – Wraith, 0-60 in 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph

Volkswagen – Golf R, 0-60 in 5.5 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph