When some people think of an exotic sports car, they envision a super-fast car that rarely gets driven on public roads. The 2014 Audi R8 V10 was engineered to change that perception. Even an average driver should be able to easily get behind the wheel of the R8 to have the time of their life. There are not too many supercars that can boast of having that quality. Although the R8 V10 lacks a rear seat, the front seats give the front passengers an ample amount of space to stay comfortable. Furthermore, the beautiful sports car has all the high-tech interior amenities that are normally only found in premium luxury sedans.
The heart of the R8 is the beastly engine that rests under the hood. The high-revving 5.2-liter, ten-cylinder engine punches out a screaming 525 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of torque. With an 8,700 rpm red-line, the R8 sounds like a true race car when the throttle is pushed hard. Driving purists will likely prefer the standard six-speed manual transmission. However, the optional seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox is what makes the drive so practical. Simply press the accelerator and you are off to the races. Its 22 mpg highway fuel economy rating is not too shabby for a car of this performance caliber.
The R8 V10 is a supercar that is able to deliver the thrills throughout the entire year. Audi’s innovative all-wheel drive system helps the coupe to stick to the road like glue. The powerful car grips snowy roads as if it had a set of Power Kings Tires. Not only does this AWD system work well during inclement weather, but it also enhances the car’s traction on dry pavement. While other supercars are sitting in the garage on rainy days, the R8 is out having fun. Although the suspension is on the stiffer side, the specialized system allows you to alter the settings for a softer ride.
From its exterior appearance, there is no denying the R8’s racing pedigree. The coupe’s wide stance and aggressive side sills are tell-tales signs that this supercar is ready to move out in a hurry. The curvaceous body of the R8 will definitely seduce any performance enthusiast.
The inside of the coupe exudes pure quality. The innovative infotainment system and pounding sound system are sure to keep the driver satisfied during long commutes. There are also many more neat features that nest within the R8.