Editor – Jason “The Bok” – Date 25 October 2021

This needs no introduction, what this is for me, is meeting a mythical character meeting a supercar which I have wanted to drive since its concept image inception. Welcome to the 2021 Audi R8 V10 Plus Spyder.

With its iconic 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V10 motor as shared with its cousin the Lamborghini Huracan (formerly Gallardo), this is a supercar with massive power, namely 449 kW and 560 Nm and one of the best engine notes which I have ever had the privilege of experiencing. What it also is, is a supercar with everyday usability. 0 – 100 km/h is dispatched in a blink over 3.0 seconds dead.

Audi South Africa is offering its new R8 in both coupe and Spyder body styles, and there are numerous options available too. From a swatch of colour choices to various trim levels, it’s fair to say that you won’t easily spot two R8’s with the same trim choices.

This individuality continues into what is still one of the most recognisable and street credible automotive shapes in our modern world. Being the 2021 incarnation standard equipment levels are high, given its flagship status. A Bang & Olufsen sound system is standard fare, as is the Audi Virtual Cockpit with built-in MMI Navigation.

Whether you have your R8 as a coupe or in its Spyder configuration with a cloth top that folds down in seconds and at speeds of up to 50 km/h.

Whether you want to feel like the star of the Iron Man Movie or simply a driver of a vehicle which traces much of its lineage and DNA to the legendary quattro or whether you want to be the peacock with the shiniest feathers of them all, the R8 has you covered.

SA Pricing

Audi R8 V10 performance quattro – R3,400,000

Audi R8 V10 Spyder performance quattro – R3,662,000

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