Jonathan Gitlin

Back in 2015, we spent a few very memorable days with Audi’s first-generation R8 V10 plus.

Built on the bones of the Lamborghini Gallardo—Audi bought the company in 1998 for $110 million—it refined the lairy Italian wedge into something a little more German.
In essence, the R8 was Audi’s answer to cousin Porsche’s 911 Turbo, a 200mph supercar you could drive every day.

But that R8 was old news when we drove it, and the Gallardo was no more, replaced by the much more modern Huracán.
As you might expect, the Huracán in turn lent its platform and engine to a new R8, and, after what’s felt like an interminable wait, we finally got some seat time with it.

The tl;dr? The new R8 was well worth the wait.
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