The R8 V10's track capabilities are well known, but just how well does the supercar do in everyday conditions.
The thought of buying a supercar in India is quite baffling. Their low stance looks more apt for scraping speedbreakers than carving corners, and seeing them struggle in our chaotic traffic is quite disheartening. So when we got an Audi R8 V10 to ourselves for three days, I took it upon myself to find out just why people would even consider buying a 518bhp supercar in an environment like ours.
Now three days is not a lot of time to get to know a car intimately, so I snapped up the keys and hit the road right away. Trouble is, ‘right away’ was during peak-hour traffic. But to my surprise, I found the R8 no harder to drive than any big luxury saloon. The view out of the front was fantastic and despite the mid-engine layout, visibility out the back was not too bad either. The 5.2-litre V10 motor felt relaxed, although driving such a car on our crowded streets needs a lot of restraint, especially when you know how much power there is on tap, which can get frustrating.