Anyone been to the track day at Oulton this week? Good day out? Fantastic drive or what?
The R-Tronic was better than the cambiocorsa. Faster shift and very easy to drive smoothly if you are not trying to overtake the audi pro driver. I really cannot see what all these articles about jerkiness and problems when in slow traffic are about. This is about as easy as a car gets to drive. The R Tronic has to be faster at speed when cornering etc - not only are the shifts faster but much easier to focus with both hands on the wheel but then I am a confirmed user of paddle shifts so not exactly impartial. The slalom was much easier with the RTronic than the cornering on the circuit with the manual - again impressions of a paddle-shifter.John, how did you get on with R-tronic? I am especially interested as to how it compares with the Gransport version of Cambiocorsa, which I liked a lot.
Ashamed to admit it but didnt even notice. Mind you we didnt do a lot three point turns or parking manoevres. They do tell you to keep your hands at 3 and 9 o'clock on the wheel and cross over your arms on sharp corners which effectively keeps your hands over the paddles in any case.Thanks John, I am heartened by your opinion. I ordered R-tronic also..phew! How did you find the paddles? In the R8 they move with the wheel, which is okay for regular road driving but not so good for tight corners or slow driving in car parks etc. I would have prefered the paddles to remain static a la Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini.