Dec 3, 2010
Taylor

Meet Alex’s Mate, The R8

By request from a valued and dedicated reader, here is a tribute to a fan favorite (thanks for the input Alex Gregg). The Audi R8 Coupe. Introduced as a concept car in 2003 at the Geneva Motor Show and Frankfurt International Auto Show, it uses the Audi trademark quattro all-wheel-drive system. Jacky Ickx has been quoted saying the R8 is “the best handling road car today”. The 4.2 liter v8 puts out 420 horsepower, while the 5.2 v10 provides 525 horses. Considering Volkswagen owns Audi and Lamborghini, it’s no surprise that the only two options for the transmission are the Lambo 6-speed transmission and the semi-automatic R tronic no-clutch transmission from Audi. Much of the design is also borrowed from Lamborghini.


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