Our little parade of R8s stood out among the waves of commuter cars like six fighter planes among a flock of Boeing 737s. While the large single-frame grill identifies the R8 as an Audi, its exotic-car profile and overall sensuousness are so different from anything to come from this company that bystanders were always surprised.
Despite the engine’s high-revving capability, it delivers the majority of its torque across a wide rpm range. That means it is docile in city traffic, yet it bellows with authority and a rush of speed when you nail the throttle.
Source: North County Journal, picture by Audi