Hello R8'ers. I'm a new owner and new to this forum.
I just bought an '08 off ebay sight unseen (oh well). Everything seems to be ok, got lucky. My biggest learning curve I think will be the transmission. This halfway automatic, half manual system is a bit challenging to get used to. When in auto mode should I just treat it like an automatic or is there a way to do this more gracefully? I notice the lag in shifting that's been mentioned. Also, the car seems to want to upshift as soon as it hits 2-3k on the RPM. I don't know this for a fact, it just feels like this. And doesn't really like to downshift until you really slow down. No issues in the manual mode but it feels weird shifting without a clutch.
So, considering I've only driven about 10 miles, can you R-tronic aficionados give me some pointers on the appropriate way to treat this transmission?