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    R8 Autocar road test

    Remarkable achievement considering besides it is a first attempt.
    Slightly disappointed it "only" reaches 4.5 stars out of 5 though.

    Autocar's conclusion :
    "If the R8's goal was to put one over the Porsche 911 then it's hard to see how it has failed, and the market would seem to agree; the R8 is sold out in the UK until mid-2008. At the moment Audi UK simply can't get enough cars to meet demand. Which is always a decent situation to find yourself in commercially.

    Dynamically the R8 hits most of its targets as well. We're not big fans of its brakes nor its curiously corny open gate gearshifter but, where it matters, the R8 genuinely delivers.

    The R8 is quick, handles and rides extremely well, sounds good so long as you're prepared to work its V8 engine and is a masterstroke of clean, crisp design inside. True, it may lack the last degree of raw driver involvement compared with its arch rival, the 911 CS, but as an everyday supercar it has few rivals. And even fewer flaws. It is the world's most sensible supercar, and we mean that entirely as a compliment."

    Link to the test :
    http://www.autocar.co.uk/CarReviews/RoadTestsHistory/Audi-R8-4.2-FSI/225712/

    Re: R8 Autocar road test

    I couldn't agree more. There is a wide gap between Porsche TT and Ferrari/Lambo (at least in the U.S.). As a "total" package, the R8 bridges that gap and at minimum provides a compelling 24/7 sportscar alternative to the 911. It has the drama and emotion that the 911 lacks and does not require the high maintenance that Ferrari and Lambo needs.

    Re: R8 Autocar road test

    even though i still think its too expensive for what it is, after reading all those reports i feel like driving it

     
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