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Audi R8 V8 (2007)

8/10
Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Audi R8 V8 (2007)

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Verdict

Final thoughts and pick of the range

Fabulous. The most tactile Audi driver’s car ever. Just remember it’s a sports car, not a true supercar

Usually a big dose of Top Gear maths, a case of booze and an ill-advised late-night eBay browse is required to make purchasing a decade-old supercar seem like a good idea. Not so with the R8. It felt right in 2007, and it’s still bang on the money. Comfy, practical, reliable and what’s more, the market hasn’t really noticed it. Perhaps it’s the badge, perhaps it’s the high mileages, perhaps it’s the number of them knocking around. But the idea one of these could be yours for less than forty grand is surely tempting. With a few grand punted in the ‘warranty extension’ direction.

What makes it all the more tantalising is the R8 itself may soon be wound up in favour of an all-electric e-tron model that better serves as Audi’s technical flagship. When that happens, the R8 V8’s place as Audi’s all-time best driver’s car will be concreted into the fast car hall of fame forever.

Our choice from the range

This is the one we'd pick...

Audi R8 (2007) front three quarter black
Audi

4.2 FSI Quattro 2dr

£85,872
N/A
19mpg
4.60s
420bhp
349g/km
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