Less conservative and understated visually, without a doubt. Not much like a s 'Ur' Quattro, mind you — which is the car that a decent chunk of the styling makeover is intended to reference. By supercar standards this remains a relatively easy car to get into, with its lowish sills, conventional doors and respectably large door apertures. The interior still seems laudible for its apparent tactile quality and high standard of finish, while the Virtual Cockpit instrument display still has the capacity to impress with its slick graphical configurability. The soundtrack, the incredible linearity and the unfiltered, unexpurgated, high-revving charm of that engine are wonderful reminders of a time when crisp atmospheric aspiration was a minimum requirement for a mid-engined exotic like this. A motor fit to utterly dominate the whole character and make-up of a car like this, too — which it duly does.
Audi R8 V10 review
Audi R8 Review, Pricing, and Specs
Behind the passenger compartment is a raucous V engine that makes as much as horsepower depending on which version you choose and literally howls when prodded. Acceleration is appropriately expeditious but the R8's ride and handling favors a more comfortable nature, making it less competent for track days but appreciated on road trips. The R8's interior is nearly as striking as its bodywork, with an all-digital gauge display, soft leather with optional quilted stitching, and real carbon-fiber trim. After not being sold for the model year, the R8 is back with sharper exterior styling and a revamped lineup, consisting of standard coupe and convertible Spyder models and Performance variants of each. All models are powered by a V engine mounted behind the passenger compartment and come with both all-wheel drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission; in standard models the V engine makes horsepower, while Performance models make a hearty With a car as flashy as the R8, we'd suggest going with the Spyder model. After all, with the top down, onlookers will be able to get a better look at the lucky dog behind the wheel.
2020 Audi R8
Please refresh the page and retry. The RWS, you see, is around 50kg lighter than a quattro R8 and uses the same 5. This naturally aspirated unit might lack the ultimate torque of its turbocharged rivals, but with a redline set at a giddy 8,rpm and a peak power output of bhp at 7,rpm, it is still nothing short of remarkable, both for its bark and its bite.
It might not ooze Italian supercar pedigree from its menacing grilles and slats, but it is staggeringly breathtaking. The V10 version of Audi's R8 supercar is simply unbelievable. Not the headline figures from the Lamborghini Gallardo's 5. No, it's the character of this car in Britain that so surprises and delights. Sometimes foreign roads deceive and a car that seemed the epitome of superb ride and handling turns into a deep, bewildering disappointment when you get it on home soil.