Lord of the rings: Audi’s R8 GT flat out in the UK
The R8 GT is Audi’s fastest, most committed road car. But can it handle 1,800 miles of sheer hell on a Big Top Gear road trip?
Posted: 06 Dec 2010
This story started badly. I can tell things haven't gone well, because approximately one hour after first stepping into the new Audi R8 GT, I'm curled uncomfortably in a semi-foetal position in the back of a police car having a painful conversation with two police officers. Neither look happy. Mind you, I probably don't look particularly Timmy Mallet either.
"Is that... vehicle... your car, Sir?'
He nods to the R8 GT gleaming menacingly in the lay-by, the Audi rings skulking under the broad blade of fixed rear wing. The massive exhausts look a bit like gun barrels. Big ones.
Words: Tom Ford
Photography: Joe Windsor-Williams
This article was originally published in the December issue of Top Gear magazine