The Audi R8 is an attractive do-it-all, every day comfortable super sports car.
The entry R8 is a 4.2-litre V-8-powered Coupe, paired with a convertible, or Spyder.
The 5.2-litre V-10 Coupe and Spyder shares the same appearance and interior features which collectively provide a stunning look.
Comfort and convenience items are minimal, but at the same time, more than merely adequate. The seats and space in the cabin are extremely driver orientated thus encouraging drivers to enjoy the drive whether short or long.
The only negative is limited luggage space, but it is still one of the most practical supercars or super sports cars around today.
The R8 ‘s safety features include dual-stage airbags, knee airbags, head and thorax airbags, stability control, rearview camera, which are more than adequate to assist in the event of a major impact.
Fuel consumption is rated as high as 16.8/10.2 litres/100 kms city/highway with the 4.2-liter V-8 and dual-clutch transmission, or as low as 19.6/12.4 litres/100 kms with the 5.2-liter V-10 and manual transmission.
A recent change was the replacement of the previous S-Tronic transmission with a new dual-clutch unit is now a must-have for all but the purists. For the purists, there’s still a six-speed manual.
Also new in V10 Plus model raising the R8 V10’s 525 horsepower to 550 horsepower and it is as nimble as the V-8-powered R8. Combined with the extra power and lightness it makes it an outstanding performer, particularly with the new dual-clutch transmission.