Audi R8 is the Best Exotic Audi Ever

For many auto fans, it’s common to dream about owning a supercar. But some people have the money and the passion to make their dream come true, and lots of these people consider the R8 as the best exotic car that Audi has ever made. That reflects on the high demand for this particular super car.

It’s true that not everyone has the same definition and standards regarding which car is the “best”. But for those who set the Audi R8 on a pedestal, there are certainly compelling reasons to support their opinion.

Its Gorgeous Looks Are Just Right

The first that grabs your notice is the look of the R8. It’s simply beautiful, and it attracts a lot of admiring glances. If you own one, you can be excused when you spend an inordinate amount of time just gazing at it.

The great thing about the look is that it’s just right. It’s certainly not boring and staid, unlike some cars from BMW and Mercedes Benz.

Instead, it offers an energetic and exciting exterior. It looks fast even when at a red light or when parked. It certainly makes for great social media fodder. Get it in black, and it looks like the Batmobile. In any other color, it might still be the car Bruce Wayne would drive.

At the same time, the look isn’t overly flamboyant. It doesn’t scream for attention, the way some cars from Lamborghini might look. It won’t feel as if you’re overcompensating for something when you own an R8.

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Part of the reason why the R8 seems like a work of art is that it’s most built and assembled by hand. Sure, the Audi manufacturing process for the R8 still involves a lot of robotics. That just makes sense, as these tools are needed to meet exacting specifications.

At the same time, various technicians act as craftsmen to create the R8. Their creative passion for this car shines through. You feel their art even with a single glance at the car.

It’s Darn Fast

The appeal of the R8 certainly doesn’t start and end on just the outside. Its very soul, the engine, is a technological marvel as well. This uses the DOHC 40-valve 5.2-liter V-10, and this type of engine isn’t widely available. In fact, the only other car that uses the V-10 engine is the Lamborghini Huracan (which is more expensive).

There are 2 engine options to pick from. One offers 562 hp with a robust 406 lb-ft of torque. If somehow that’s still not enough, the other engine gives you 602 hp with 413 lb-ft of torque.

These engines offer a lot of power that can really help your car accelerate. The base engine gives you 3 seconds to get to 60 mph, and 7.3 seconds to get to 100 mph, and 11.3 seconds to finish a quarter-mile. You also get a top speed of 201 mph.

The Performance V-10 cuts down the time to get to 60 mph to just 2.8 seconds, and down to 6.4 seconds to get to 100 mph. You only need 10.7 seconds to get through a quarter of a mile, with a top speed of 205 mph.

You can get the R8 with the Sport Exhaust package, along with the Dynamic package. That gives you the special 20-inch wheels and the ceramic brakes, plus the enhanced racing seats with Nappa leather upholstery.

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You Can Use It as Your Daily Driver

Those who can afford it can get a super car for fun weekends while also buying a separate daily driver. But with the R8, you don’t have to. Impressive as the R8 may look, it works just fine for daily trips to the office and regular runs to the grocery store.

The interior cabin gives you a minimalist vibe, but minimalism rarely feels this luxurious. The instrument cluster also acts as the infotainment screen, which gives you a simple layout to work with. In the R8 cockpit, the high-resolution digital gauge display certainly catches your attention.

You get lots of leather, with plenty of customization options to pick from. You can get the leather in either a quilted or flat pattern, and with contrasting and matching stitching. It’s all up to you.

The ride on an R8 is also surprisingly comfortable, especially for a car this fast. Both R8 models have adaptive suspension systems that absorb bumps from the road exceedingly well. Even on a long cross-country trip, you won’t have to be too tired during the journey.


There’s no denying the unmistakable appeal of the R8, which explains its enduring popularity. As many fans contend, the R8 is arguably the best exotic car that Audi has even made—at least so far!

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