Audi R8 5.2 FSI [570] V10 Performance Ed 2dr S Tronic RWD Review

Category: Sports car

Section: Version review

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RRP £146,160What Car? Target Price£142,235
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
2 doors

The R8 does everything a proper supercar should and then some. It's rampantly quick and features one of the best engines of any supercar on sale, and is surprisingly well-equipped, which is one reason we prefer it to the Porsche 911. The Lamborghini Huracán is dynamically superior, but costs pots more cash than the R8.

On top of the equipment that you get with the normal V10 Performance trim, Edition adds styling tweaks, Nappa leather seats with diamond stitching and a Bang and Olufsen sound system.

The RWD (rear-wheel drive) R8 gets a 5.2-litre V10 with 562bhp, giving it a 0-62mph time of 3.7sec.


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Key information

Doors2
Seats2
0-62 MPH3.7 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

22.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

112

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

286

g/km