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Audi R8 in Poole Dorset
The Audi R8 occupies the exclusive world of supercars. It’s powered by a 5.2 V10 engine with 570PS in the standard car, and 620PS in the Performance version. These cover the 0-62mph dash in 3.4 seconds and 3.1 seconds respectively on Quattro models, or if you prefer, you can have a RWD R8. The choice is yours to compliment your choice in model, the Coupé or the Spyder. Whichever you choose, the R8 delivers the best Audi driving experience, ever. It’s sublime.
A seven-speed dual-clutch S tronic automatic transmission is standard and when you’re not accelerating at breakneck speed, the R8 settles down into a perfectly relaxed and luxurious grand tourer. And that’s the beauty of the R8 - it’s a supercar through and through, but if you want it to be, it’s a luxury cruiser too. The Performance model sits on 20” alloy wheels and stands out with exclusive exterior styling.
The R8 is a car that turns heads. There’s no way around that. It attracts admiring glances from people in the know and people who have no idea. It’s beautiful, sporty, dynamic and oh-so-very sexy. And that’s before you step inside.
The V10 engine is a peach. It packs 570PS or 620PS and Performance models get ceramic brakes and bucket seats to hold you into place. Accelerate, and you are instantly transported 200 metres down the road. It really is that fast.
You don’t buy the R8 for family holidays, but it’s good to know there’s enough space in the deep front boot for two holdalls. The 112-litre boot is plenty for shopping trips and there are plenty of storage spaces in the cabin for your gear.
Living with it
The Audi R8 is no more difficult to drive than an A3. It has unlimited quattro grip, effortless performance and all the features you want like heated seats, cruise control, a rear-view camera, Audi’s Virtual Cockpit and MMI Navigation plus.