The finer detail
* 5.2-litre V10 517bhp * Enough grip to suck oil out of Tarmac * From 99,575...
The V10 R8 is 22k more than the V8 version, but it comes with the world's first all-LED headlights, a Bang and Olufsen stereo, electrically adjustable seats and a DVD sat-nav system all as standard.
Add to this a leather-lined interior featuring first-class construction and a sublime driving position, and there's very little to fault except perhaps one crucial area.
Despite a comprehensive upgrade over the original V8 R8's set-up, the semi-automatic transmission remains a weak link. The shifts are just about acceptable in comfort mode, but press the Sport button and the gearchanges become very abrupt.
It's much better to save yourself the 5090 extra for the auto and stick with the excellent six-speed manual gearbox.
A supercar you really can use and abuse everyday
Best hybrid SUVs 2022
Sales of SUVs and hybrids are booming, making hybrid SUVs some of the most desirable cars around. But which of them are worth a place on your shortlist and which are best avoided?
Land Rover Defender long-term test review
Huge waiting lists underline just how popular the Land Rover Defender is, but does it have the all-round capability and feel-good factor to justify its high price tag?