Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
The first thing that strikes you about the Audi R8 is how easy it is to get in and out of – when you can open the doors fully, that is. Even someone relatively mature should be able to slip in and out without groaning an "oooo" or "agghhh". The doors are very long and thick, though, so getting them to open fully in a tight car park can be a problem.
There's plenty of head room and leg room is decent too, but the Porsche 911 offers that bit more room all round to stretch out if you’re tall.
Odds and ends storage space is acceptable. You get shallow door pockets that will each take a small bottle of water, and a glovebox big enough for that jar of coffee you dashed into the supermarket to collect. Your takeaway coffee, meanwhile, can sit securely in one of the two cupholders.
In the nose of the car, there’s a small 112-litre boot that’s capable of swallowing a couple of overnight bags or a carry-on travel case. It's a two-seater, so there's nothing behind the driver except a shelf, which does provide some extra storage. It's not as useful as the small rear seats you get in a 911, though, which may not be big enough to fit adults in easily, but they're great as extra luggage-carrying capacity.
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