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Updates for 2014 include refreshed front and rear fascias, standard LED headlights, a new dual-clutch transmission replacing the clunky old automatic and the addition of a range-topping V10 Plus model that boasts a 25 horsepower bump versus the standard V10 for a total of 550.
Lamborghinis and Ferraris are built to inspire desire, but the Audi R8 is built to drive. The German automaker's sexy the 2-seat coupe or convertible has a posh interior loaded with technology and fitted with leather and Alcantara surfaces, resulting in a car that is as adept around a racetrack as it is soaking up endless hours of scenery. Two engine choices are available in the R8 coupe and convertible R8 Spyder: a stout 4.2-liter V8 or an even more potent, Lamborghini-sourced V10 that enables the Audi to better compete with the Porsche 911 Turbo and exotics from Italy. With a mid-mounted engine and standard Quattro all-wheel drive, the 2014 Audi R8 is a thrilling and capable supercar that looks the part.
By Dato' LA on Monday, July 07, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 7,900overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "The best all round super car"
Cons: "Limited ground clearance and thirsty"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"Switched to R8 V8 after 18 years with various 911's. The mid engine layout spelt fantastic handling characteristics and tactile almost "alive" dynamics. The built quality is unbelievable and made me regret not switching to R8 earlier. Took it to my favorite mountain roads and the power delivery, dynamic experience, the rumble of V8 and instantaneous throttle response were magical. I have mine in Phantom Black with black side blades and I smile every time I drive the car, thence when others are ogling it and again when I step out to admire the exquisite curvy exterior, and thought how lucky I am. The only glitch is the fuel consumption, at 20 mpg for moderate driving and around 16 mpg enthusiastic driving, take getting use to."
1 person out of 1 found this review helpful
By Targhee on Thursday, June 02, 2011
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 4,500overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Great driving car. Take some driving lessons from a pro first."
Cons: "Customer service is still like a GM or Ford."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I love the driving experience and all that goes with it. I wasn't prepared for the wow factor and how it attracts people to look, watch, talk or want to challenge you on the road. Sorry to the challengers. Not even close. I have been disappointed with the customer service. Compared to Mercedes and the AMG service and experience, it makes me feel like I am driving a Toyota or Ford. If you can deal with the service issues and their short sighted view of a customer vs. A long term client you'll enjoy the car. I love it but I am selling because they pushed me to far on a service and warranty issue. Don't upgrade or modify. It invalidates your warranty. No wiggle room!"
20 people out of 23 found this review helpful
By MNGolfer on Saturday, January 10, 2009
overall rating 10 of 10rating details
"I love everything about my Audi R8, including the R-Tronic transmission. Once you drive the car a few miles you understand how to make the R-Tronic shift seamlessly. The fit and finish is impeccable. The design and comfort are stunning. The quickness is scaryyyyyyyyy. The cost is well worth it. Bring more than one day's lunch money to this party."
11 people out of 13 found this review helpful