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V10 5.2 FSI QUATTRO 520BHP
Top safety spec
Fast, safe, fun, not bad value
V10 will be better
...for a supercar
Not much bespoke
You pay for it
Not pretty. Too competent perhaps?
Dramatic, yes, but pretty? Not really. The Lamborghini-based R8 looks like a technical study rather than a car and has odd proportions. It uses a vast black belt to break up its visual bulk with limited success. Its best angle is its rear view, which is handy...
Need you even ask? Powered by the RS4's engine the R8 can scorch to 100km/h in just 4.6 seconds and power on to 301 km/h. The upcoming twin-turbo 5.2 V10 will cut those numbers to less than 4 seconds and beyond 330km/h (over 200mph).
The R8 borrows the RS4's drivetrain and feels a lot like the RS4 to drive, albeit with a lower centre of gravity, less weight and more driver involvement. In a word, it's shocking just how good the R8 is - fast, fun but also terrible faithful and sure-footed. Excellent!
The R8 is a driver's car through and through so it's probably unsurprising that the driving position, normally an Audi strong suit, is flawless here. It's comfortable and roomy yet super sport and a doddle to get used to. If it has a fault, it's that it's maybe not exotic enough.
By supercar the standards the R8 is exceptionally well made, using lots of expensive volume components instead of unproven bespoke items. The ride quality is exceptional by class standards and it's quiet and composed at (big) speeds too.
The R8 boasts automatic Xenon lights, ESP, six airbags, seatbelt pre-tensioners with load limiters and automatic lights and wipers as standard. Just because it's a supercar doesn't mean it shouldn't be safe. Don't expect an NCAP score any time soon.
Let's be real here, the R8 isn't for trips to the shops. But if you wanted to use it every day, you could. It's comfy, upscale and boasts great visibility. Boot space isn't great but what do you expect, eh?
When you consider it's roughly half the price of a Ferrari F430 you begin to see just what good value the R8 is. It's cheaper than an M6, too, and while not as fast it's considerably more exotic. As for running costs... need you ask?
As you'd expect, the R8 has everything you might want including 6 airbags, electric windows and locks, a premium sound system, leather and alcantara seats, climate, cruise and sat nav. Full leather, metallic and larger 19-inch wheels are the only big options.
Powered by the RS4's glorious 420hp, 400Nm 4.2-litre V8, the R8 boasts one of the world's truly great engines. Revvy, sweet sounding and oh-so-willing, it's a superb. 550hp, twin-turbo 5.2-litre V10 is in the works. Eeep!