R8 V8 | Cars
The Audi R8, the mid-engine V8 supercar that is made from a blend of carbon fibre, magnesium and aluminium, the car that Audi produced to compete with the likes of the Porsche 911 Carrera 2S.
Now, it’s not the speed that impresses you most of all, it's the way this thing feels through the corners and that V8 tower of power is just mesmerizing. There’s so much to admire, the aesthetically satisfying design, with the futuristic looking side scoops and the sleek lines and low ride height. This German piece of engineering just makes me feel that this is how a modern-day supercar should look like, it's here to do business.
Anyway, time for a point of contention… that the V8 sounds better than the V10. The flagship’s 5.2-litre has this wonderful fluted, mellifluous, woolfy tone which is undeniably lovely, but the 4.2-litre V8 sounds a bit more dangerous. It barks and has an angry, raucous edge that really gets under your skin and makes bits of you tingle.
Lets not forget, this is the car of choice of Tony Stark and if Iron man chooses to blast around in one, then it has to be 'top of the bill'. As far as I'm concerned, this car is almost without fault, it’s absolutely stunning and the experience will be something that you will want to do again and again.
"Driving most supercars, is like man-handling a cow up a back staircase...this is like smearing honey into Kiera Knightly..." Jeremy Clarkson
Vehicle - Audi R8
Power Unit - 4.2L V8
Horsepower - 430 bhp
Torque - 430 lb. -ft
0 - 60mph - 4.5 Seconds
Top Speed - 188 mph
Transmission - Automatic
Made Famous By - Marvel's Iron Man. This is the chosen car of Tony Stark when he isn't flying around as Iron Man
I am writing this review to praise two members of staff in particular, Laura and Dan. My son was supposed to drive the R8 but unfortunately suffers from terrible anxiety which made him unable to take part. Dan and Laura were unbelievably helpful trying to put him at ease and doing everything they could to try and persuade him to try. As a parent who witness’ his struggles on a daily basis it was so humbling to see two lovely young people take time to talk to him and try and talk him round. I want to thank you both from the bottom of my heart xHelen davison