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New sport auto 10/2015: Audi R8 V10 Plus in the super test

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L Dear readers,

In my opinion, auto shows are a relic from the good old days, when the car was a golden calf around which human children all over the world danced in three-quarter time. Today, the cars to be unveiled at the show have been known for months. What remains of the ritualized display of the auto industry? Maybe a lot of conversations to track down the trends of the future? Where is the journey going? How is the car and driving changing?

Are 'megatrends' nothing other than kidding customers?

Deuter likes to sell this as the industry's megatrends. Let's get into it for a moment: What are the mega trends at the IAA 2015?

First and very important: autonomous driving, the bright future of locomotion. According to a study by the strategy and innovation consulting agency Arthur D. Little want in good old Germany 46 percent of the end customers have nothing to do with it, 33 percent are unsure about the topic of autonomous driving. This is no news and no bright prospects: It has been known for years that the industry is developing something here that nobody wants.

Now, for the first time, the industry is even taking a step back, which is very significant: Porsche Boss Matthias Müller said to our colleagues from auto motor und sport : 'For me, autonomous driving is a hype that cannot be justified by anything.' Quite right, and customers will vote with their feet.

The second megatrend is again an air bubble in the automotive industry: electromobility; Price and range speak against it. In January 2015, 19,000 electric vehicles were registered, and by 2020 politicians wanted to see a million cars on the road. According to the aforementioned study, 9.7 percent of people in Germany would buy an electric car - presumably because they live in the city. Experts are now shouting: the state must create incentives to buy! If the industry creates a product that nobody wants, should the taxpayer foot the bill?

Megatrend number 3: Most people want their own car after all - and only use things like car sharing when they need it. In Germany, 71 percent of the population owns itof a car is desirable and important. Conclusion: The auto industry should better shut down its cloud cuckoo homes and focus on what customers really want.

What do you think? You can reach me by email at: mschurig [AT] motorpresse.de

Your Marcus Schurig

Topics in sport auto 10/2015

Tests and driving reports

  • Exclusively in the super test: The new Audi R8 V10 Plus with 610 PS on the Nordschleife and in Hockenheim
  • Mercedes strikes back: With the new AMG A 45 the Affalterbach company top the performance of the Audi RS 3
  • Octavia now sportier: Driving report of the new Skoda Octavia RS with more power and differential lock
  • Strong middle class: The new Jaguar XE S against BMW 340i and Mercedes C 400 4Matic in the test
  • A different kind of driving comparison: Ford Mustang GT 5.0 V8 and Mazda MX- 5 Skyactiv - inexpensive fun vehicles
  • The fastest front-wheel drive: Honda is challenging the Renaul with the new Civic Type R. t Mégane R.S. Trophy-R out
  • Six 911s in a racetrack comparison: From the Porsche 911 Carrera to the GT racing car 911 RSR
  • Aston Martin in sports dress: The most extreme expansion stage with road approval: Vantage GT12 with 600 PS
  • Performance cure for the Audi RS 6: After a visit to MTM, the output of the station wagon climbs to 760 PS

Technology, reports & advice

  • Charging concepts for sports engines: Different turbo and compressor systems in a concept comparison
  • Megalomania in sports car construction: A comment by Marcus Schurig
  • The craziest used cars Germany's part 1: Ford GT, Lamborghini Murciélago and Mosler

Motorsport

  • Formula 1 story: The crash of the McLare n-F1 teams and the engine drama at Honda
  • Formula 1 technology: Giorgio Piola reveals the latest technology tricks in Formula 1
  • Endurance championship: Portrait of the team from Jürgen Alzen who won with a Ford GT
  • Comment by Marcus Schurig on the sensational success of the sports car world championship debut on Nürburgring
  • Interview: Cult racing driver Mario Andretti compares Formula 1 and IndyCar in the sport auto interview
  • ADAC GT Masters : In the season's final spurt of the GT3 series, three teams are still fighting for the championship
  • LMP1 prototype sport: How can the costs in the LMP1 classbe limited sensibly? Analysis
  • World Rally Championship: Two steps forward, one backward: Toyota's return to the World Championship is not exactly stringent
  • National rally sport : Analysis of the status quo of promoting young talent in the Opel Junior Cup
  • Blancpain GT Sprint Series : How the final sprint between Audi and Bentley is coming to a head
  • Sports car world championship: The German debut at the Nürburgring brought two double victories for Porsche

All cars in sport auto 10 /2015

  • Abt-Audi RS 3
  • Aston Martin Vantage GT12
  • Audi R8 V10 Plus
  • Audi S8 Plus
  • Audi SQ5 TDI Plus
  • BMW 340i
  • Brabus-Mercedes-AMG C 63 S
  • Ford GT
  • Ford Mustang GT 5.0 Ti-VCT V8
  • Honda Civic Type R
  • Jaguar XE S
  • Lamborghini Aventador Roadster & Huracán Spyder
  • Lamborghini Murciélago
  • Mazda MX-5 Skyactiv-G 131
  • Mercedes-AMG A 45
  • Mercedes- AMG C 63 Coupé 'Edition 1'
  • Mercedes C 400 4Matic
  • Mosler MT900
  • MTM-Audi RS 6 Clubsport
  • Porsche 911 Carrera /S Mj. 2016
  • Porsche 911 Carrera, GTS, GT3, GT3 RS, Cup and RSR
  • Renault Mégane R.S. Trophy-R
  • Seat Leon Cupra 290 & Ibiza Cupra
  • Skoda Octavia RS

sport auto as iPad app

The sport auto 10/2015 is also available as a digital edition for the Apple iPad in the AppStore. The single edition costs EUR 3.59 and is always offered on the Wednesday evening before the EVT of the print edition. Subscriptions in combination with print (but also purely digital) are also possible: www.sportauto-abo.de/digitalabo/

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