Great review here of the Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro, one of the most refined supercars of all time. Enjoy the read!
Audi’s R8 offers everything one would want in a 525-bhp sports car, except maybe some more storage space. It has sure-footedness thanks to its Quattro all-wheel drive, yet a driving experience that profits from its significantly rear-biased power delivery that makes it fun to toss around on the track or twisty back road. Lapping the track, it was discovered that the Audi reacted to corners similarly to the Corvette, with reassuringly positive turn-in. It lacks the Corvette’s ferociousness, favoring refinement instead. Its V-10 symphony plays in harmony with the rush of scenery as the ribbon of track ahead is consumed. The R8 doesn’t resist a corner, but turns in sharply, sinking into it and giving the impression that there is an immense amount of grip. The sensation is overly reassuring, to the point it becomes second nature to pick up a powerslide on corner exit accidentally because it’s encouraging you to feed in throttle.