2017 Audi R8 – Extended Test Drive

October 6th, 2016

2017-audi-r8-extended-test-driveHere’s another one of these great video installments for Motor Trend’s 2016 Best Driver’s Award. These guys use a ton of GoPro swag and produce some of the most extraordinary camera angles you’ve ever seen.

Randy Pobst is back behind the wheel and once again, the track is the iconic Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway. Randy is as qualified as anyone to critique high performance automobiles and Laguna Seca is designed with a unique set of hair pins, corkscrews, and gut-wrenching elevation changes. Check out the hot lap action. It is truly breathtaking!

This is an incredible car. The 2017 Audi R8 Plus is sister to the Lamborghini Huracan (both Audi and Lamborghini are owned by the VW group). It has an identical carbon-fiber monocoque cockpit, engine, steering system, and transmission as the Huracan. The engine is a state-of-the-art 5.2-liter V10 that produces 610hp at 8,700 RPM. It is available with your choice of a manual or an automatic transmission. The R8 (as tested) is capable of jetting from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.6-seconds, has an electronically controlled top speed of 205 mph, and a sticker price of nearly $200,000. Wow!

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