Doesn't Like the "Cold" Either - 2008 Audi R8 Model Long-Term Road Test

2008 Audi R8 Long Term Road Test

2008 Audi R8: Doesn't Like the "Cold" Either

December 29, 2008


I provided little-needed fodder for all the GT-R haters out there when I mentioned that it was a little slow to get going on a "cold" morning awhile back. Well, in all fairness here's an update on the R8's "cold weather" performance.

We've mentioned before that the R8 has a slight stumble whenever it's fired up cold. Personally, I like it. For a split second, it makes the R8 sound like it has a big block Chevy wedged in back.

When Mike asked the dealer about the odd rumble, they said it might be some fouled plugs, which they replaced. Well, it didn't help much as the stumble remains. And as the video after the jumps clearly shows, the R8 isn't exactly running in PZEV mode when it first fires up. I still like it though.

Ed Hellwig, Senior Editor @ 25,689 miles

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