2014 Audi R8 V10 plus review, test drive

    The range-topper of the current Audi R8 models delivers huge performance, without sacrificing too much everyday usability.

    Published on Apr 04, 2015 07:00:00 AM


    Should I buy one?

    A little while ago perhaps, the answer would have been a wholehearted ‘yes’. This is the range-topping version of one of the best supercars around, and for many, that’s reason enough; what’s not to like? However, the knowledge that a brand new model is on its way is likely to dissuade some buyers. On the flipside, that car is still some time away, and you might not want to wait that long. Also, the new car will be much more expensive, which could put it outside your budget.

    But the bigger thorn in this car’s side is not the next R8, but the current one, the standard 518bhp V10. Yes, you get more performance from the Plus, but unless you have access to a circuit or a private mountain road, the additional premium is just not worth it. The regular V10 is more civilised on the road, and serves up more than enough thrills and performance for most mere mortals. We have a feeling the first-generation R8 will go on to be an icon, and for that reason (amongst many others already listed), it’s still worth getting one and if you bargain hard you could get a great deal on one too.

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