Singapore - Truth be told there’s zero mechanical or aesthetic changes in the Audi R8 you see here and the one we drove two years ago other than this unit not sporting a spoiler and instead of a quattro badge on the front grille you get an Audi Sport emblem representing the car’s position at the top of the four-ringed food chain.
Typically if there are almost no differences in presumably new models of car other than minor visual updates we would pass on test-drives, but then again, the Audi R8 is not any typical car. As mentioned before, the second generation of the R8 will be the last time we ever see the Audi supercar sport a naturally-aspirated 5.2-litre V10.
Its a screamer with a vocal score that blurs the lines between a road-going vehicle and a race-car. The saying ‘there’s no replacement for displacement’ couldn’t be more true as the massive block packs a serious punch at just about any RPM, just plant the throttle and watch the R8 explode in a sonorous growl and explode into the horizon almost instantaneously.