Some exotic cars look amazing for a year or two, then appear as caricatures of themselves, pinned to a bygone era. That's not the case with the enduringly appealing Audi R8. The R8 still rubberizes necks and inspires breathless social media posts. And from behind the wheel, it still cashes the check written by those daring looks. Think of the R8 as almost everything that Audi does well -- all-wheel drive, smooth and powerful engines, benchmark interiors -- distilled into one potent pill.
The R8 has some genuine Italian ancestry, sharing certain structural and mechanical elements with the dearly departed Lamborghini Gallardo, and those supercar genes are readily apparent as soon as you hit the open road. Boasting aluminum-intensive construction, with the engine located amidships and the all-wheel-drive system biased toward the rear, the R8 provides the kind of telepathic responsiveness one would expect from a smaller, more elemental sports car. Power flows from a high-revving V8, sourced from Lamborghini, and the dual-clutch automated manual known as S-tronic provides lightning-quick, perfectly executed shifts on demand.
As enthralling as the R8 is to drive at a racetrack, love how it drives in mundane situations, too. Specifically, it offers exceptional ride comfort, exceptional outward visibility and comfortable seats, plus barely perceptible gear-changes with S-tronic in automatic mode. It's a supercar you could easily drive every day, and that's not true of all contestants in this class.
The Audi R8 shines brightly among exotic cars, including those that cost tens of thousands more. Enjoy!
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