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Watch: the final Audi R8 GT V10 vs the original MkI Audi R8 V8

TG takes the latest - and last, sadly - R8 V10 and pits it against the game-changing V8 original. Which is more fun?

Published: 06 Jan 2023
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Terrible news folks: the Audi R8 is no more. Well, almost. Audi has announced it’ll stop building its V10 supercar in late 2023 and its replacement will be an all-electric e-tron. Farewell, 5.2-litre howl…

Audi’s goodbye present to itself is the R8 GT: a rear-wheel drive limited edition with a bit less weight, a bit more power and a family value pack of carbon fibre aero parts. It can teach you how to drift, but does that mean it’s the most fun-to-drive Audi ever? Or does that title belong to the first supercar ever to wear the four rings - the 4.2-litre V8 R8 complete with a manual gearbox and a mere 414bhp?

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Top Gear magazine’s Ollie Kew has exclusively driven them both back to back, to find out…

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