Though oft compared, these two cars are strikingly different. Which will you be having?
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The R8 is a thoroughly modern machine. AWD, a thumping great V8 or V10, and a shape that says, "I'm an angry robot shark" let you know that Audi isn't here to play around. The R8 was built on a solid foundation of Le Mans wins and set out to conquer the sports car patriarchy.
The patriarch that the R8 had in mind? That would be the 911. Technically it's clearly a product of the 1960's — a rear-engined, rear-wheel driven Coke bottle of a car. And yet, as soon as you drive one, you'd be a fool to say it isn't keeping up with its contemporaries. Even if the engine is dangling out behind the rear wheels, over 50 years Porsche has perfected the dynamics.
Old world or new world, the choice is yours. Has Audi successfully overtaken the old master, or is his throne safe? Choose your German and make your case below.
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