Although the Audi R8 has been around since 2008, Motor Trend’s Carlos Lago tests the 2012 model powered by the automaker’s 525-hp 5.2-liter V-10 engine simply because he wanted to.
Lago is impressed with the V-10 powered R8’s performance: 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds; quarter-mile in 11.6 seconds at 122.1 mph; and a top speed of 196 mph. The R8’s handling and braking are just as impressive, but there is more to the R8 than just raw performance numbers.
The R8 has a custom-built feel, Lago says. With the R8’s top-notch performance, stunning looks, and ease of drivability, it might be the most complete supercar on the road today.