2016 Audi R8 V10 Plus: How to Activate Launch Control

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Drivers who have never played with launch control features might expect these to work by themselves, but the truth is that some systems on the market can be complicated enough to ruin your rushed episodes.
Fortunately, the LC on the 2016 Audi R8 V10 Plus isn't among those awful systems. Even so, you'll still have to follow a certain procedure in order to make the most out of your German supercar. This is where the piece of footage at the bottom of the page steps in, with the clip offering a brief tutorial on the matter.

If we go past the "for dummies" approach, which isn't difficult to do given the mechanical monster we need to focus on, this is a simple way of doing your homework. So what if you don't own an R8 or won't be able to get your hands on one soon? This is the kind of knowledge you'll never regret regardless of such aspects.

And while certain supercar drivers simply buy their rides to enjoy them and rarely or never end up using 100 percent of the cars' potential, it would be a pitty for the mid-engined Audi to be treated like that.

That's because the second generation of the R8 saw some strings being pulled within the Volkswagen Group, strings that control the relationship between the R8 and its Italian-blooded cousin, the Lamborghini Huracan.

As a result, the R8 is no longer the slower sibling of the Sant'Agata Bolognese V10 machine. In fact, under optimal starting conditions, an R8 V10 Plus such as the one we have here will even beat the Huracan to 60 mph (here's the story for all you non-believers out there).

As for aficionados who don't consider knowing your way around LC system is too important, try to imagine the following scenario: you have to drag race a vehicle with similar performance, but in a 21st century-infused nod to the early Le Mans starts, the race kicks off the moment you initiate the Launch Control procedure...

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