When Audi launched the R8 it helped pull the brand up to become just as powerful as the other two German luxury juggernauts. Mercedes has long used AMG for their sportier models, leaving BMW looking like it had a missing link at the top of the range. Well not anymore! Maybe. »
No revving engine. No cracking exhaust noise. No flames. Just tire noise and displaced wind. This is what you get when you watch the electric Audi R8 E-Tron lap the Nürburgring. It’s a silent ghost that haunts the Green Hell. »
Phoenix Racing won last year’s Nürburgring 24 by setting a new distance record after completing 159 laps. The car you see here is wearing their #1 sticker. »
[Mind you, the fact that Glickenhaus has the coolest car on the grid doesn’t mean last year’s winner, Audi forgot how to make a badass R8. Quite the opposite. I would pull over, just in case. Photo credit: Máté Petrány/Jalopnik] »
Tudor United SportsCar is at Laguna Seca this weekend for the Monterey Grand Prix, so that’s the perfect excuse to post this qualifying lap aboard Dion von Motlke’s Paul Miller Racing Audi R8 LMS. Crank up the volume and drown out all the lesser noises in your space with wonderful V10 sounds.
I need to warn you that this isn’t going to be just a straightforward review of the Audi R8. The R8 has now been around for nearly a decade. Plenty of ink, both the Internet kind and the real kind, has been spilled describing how it drives. I will definitely address that, of course, but I have to start instead with a… »
Wanna know how to be an auto writer in the year 2015? Besides doing the occasional powerslide in a press car, you just write these sentences over and over: "(Blank) will get a turbocharged 2.0-liter four" or "(Blank) will get a turbocharged V6." The next car to fill in the second blank might just be the 2016 Audi R8.… »
While the rest of the world waits for Audi to pull the sheet off the 2016 Audi R8 (and hopefully reveal it's better-looking than this) those lucky bastards at Top Gear Magazine got to ride shotgun while racing driver Frank Stippler whipped it around Ascari. They also dropped some interesting new tidbits about the car. »