Audi supercars

Published: 28 July 2008

Audi is the fledgling player in the supercar arena. Yes, it’s shown numerous concepts over the years, but it wasn’t until the 2007 R8 arrived that we could actually drive a supercar with Ingolstadt’s four rings writ large on the grille. And what an effort: straight out of the box, the R8 has delivered a car with the poise of a 911 Carrera 4S with the ease-of-use of a Honda NSX. Quite an achievement

Make and model

Year

Price

Engine

0-60mph

Top speed

Audi R8

 2007

 £78,105-83,305

 

4.6 sec

187mph 

Audi R8

For 

 Appears to do everything well

Against 

 It isn’t expensive enough

Verdict 

 A supercar for our times

 

Another is-it-isn’t-it supercar, but the R8 has the looks, the configuration and when the 550bhp-plus V10 arrives it will certainly have the beans. Amazing that Audi can get a supercar so right at their first attempt.

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By Ben Oliver

Contributing editor, watch connoisseur, purveyor of fine features

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