Watch Ingolstadt's new 738lb ft diesel supercar up close
31 March 2008

Audi may be about to write a new chapter into the history of the supercar. Its new R8 V12 TDi is, many argue, the world's first diesel-powered alternative to a Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini or AMG Benz. We've driven it - you can read our exclusive first drive by clicking here - and you can also watch Audi's video footage of the car below."Full throttle in this car makes you painfully aware of its driver's seat's lumbar support," writes Matt Saunders. "It is savagely fast, and deserves its future in production for that alone."

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Audi R8 V8

It may not have a posh badge, but when it comes to what really matters the R8 has what it takes to hold its head high among supercar rivals

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1 April 2008

Styling doesnt seem as OTT as the red car here. Shame there's no actual driving footage

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Our Verdict

Audi R8 V8

It may not have a posh badge, but when it comes to what really matters the R8 has what it takes to hold its head high among supercar rivals

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Driven this week