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Just a question to the forum - What was the R8 times around Nurburgring?

Any help on this would be appreciated. Thanks for your efforts.
 

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I am not aware of an "official" time from Audi.

I have a copy of the german magazine Sport Auto (07/2007).

They tested the R8 both at the Nordschleife (the Ring) and at the Hockenheim short course.

Nordschleife
Aston Martin Vantage: 8.03 min
R8: 8.04 min
997 Carrera S: 8.05 min
RS4: 8.09 min

Hockenheim
997 turbo: 1.11,9 min
R8: 1.12,7min
997 Carrera S: 1.14,3min
Aston Martin Vantage: 1.14,8min

The variables in such tests are many, but it is apparent that the R8 performed better in a tight circuit with lower top speed (191 km/h versus 254 km/h).

There is no final answer on the "best" potential time on a circuit for a set car, but I suspect that the Nurburgring is not the most favorable circuit to the R8.

In all tests conducted by English magazines on local short and rather slow circuits, the R8 faired very good indeed.

Hope it answers your question.

Cheers
 
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