27 May 2010

Despite costing £300,000 and using the same Lamborghini engine as in the road car, the R8 LMS is designed to be an easy-to-use and reliable racing car for "gentlemen racers". Steve Sutcliffe drove it round Silverstone's Stowe circuit to see if this design brief had sapped all the fun out of the Audi's first supercar.

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7 February 2013

The R8 has everything you would expect from a supercar – staggering performance and brilliant handling  Smile – plus some things you might not, such as decent refinement and everyday usability. Smile

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