Space & practicality

Audi R8 review

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21 Oct 2016 07:59 | Last updated: 18 Nov 2018 22:59

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Space & practicality

How it copes with people and clutter

There’s plenty of head room, and leg room is decent, too, but if you’re really tall, a Porsche 911 Turbo  or GT3 offers that bit more room all round in which to stretch out.

Odds and sods storage space isn’t bad. You get shallow door pockets that’ll take a small bottle of water, and a glovebox that’s big enough for that jar of coffee you’ve dashed into the supermarket to pick up. Your takeaway latte, meanwhile, will sit in one of the two cupholders.

In the nose of the car, there’s a small boot that’s capable of swallowing a couple of overnight bags or a carry-on travel case. There’s no luggage space at the back of the car, since that’s entirely taken up with the mid-mounted V10 engine, but a shelf behind the rear seats is big enough to hold a travel bag if you need extra storage space.

Likely to be one of the only annoying aspects of R8 ownership is its very long doors. With their length and sharply pointed ends they can make it very difficult to get in and out of the car in a tight space, but such a limitation is all par for the course with a supercar; bar perhaps the more conventionally bodied Porsche 911. Otherwise, the R8 is one of the most usable cars in the supercar class.

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