The Audi R8 is an exceptional supercar which was launched on Irish roads during 2016. Before we go on, it's timely to say that this is the fastest production Audi ever. The new R8 thrills with power, control, and a touch of insanity. The first generation of R8 was the first step into this segment by Audi, and this second generation road-supercar is more thrilling.
There are two engine choices with the R8. Previously the choices on offer were a V8 and a V10. Audi has decided the 5.2 litre V10 models are more fun and now customers can choose either a V10 with a whopping 533bhp or a V10 Plus with an earth-shattering 602bhp. This car is super-fast and super cool. The V10 Plus engine, coupled with the seven-speed S-tronic gearbox will launch you from 0-100km/h in just 3.2 seconds.
Sharpness would probably be one of the keywords for the Audi R8. Everything is sharp and precise. While the steering is light, it does exactly as you ask with precision. Torque is delivered to each wheel when needed and corners are a breeze due to the excellent grip on offer from the vehicle.
Well? How refined can a supercar really be. This is as refined as you would hope it to be. Every beautiful noise can be heard from the V10 engine. If you're looking for a silent cruiser, then go to a different section of this site. This car's refinement is in its solid build quality and excellent engineering.
When dealing with performance cars like the Audi R8 it's vitally important that everything is of impeccable build quality. This car can achieve extraordinary speeds in a very short space of time. Thankfully Audi are known for their build quality and everything is as it should be. Considering you will be paying upward from €230,000 for one of these, you should expect the build to be 100%.
It's not likely that the Audi R8 will ever sit a Euro NCAP test. Who would write-off one of these on purpose? The R8 comes with plenty of driver systems to keep the car in check. However, a lot of the safety of this car will be down to the driver not to drive it like a maniac. The carbon fibre of the vehicle is stronger than before and it has airbags to the front, side and roof.
This car is not about practicality. It's about arriving in style. Therefore, it does fulfil this segment for people who are interested in purchasing one. There are two seats to the front. That's about as practical as the interior gets. It should also get you to your destination in time!!