The 2008 Audi R8 is a serious blast to drive on the right roads and would be incredible on the track, but we recommend going with the manual transmission to make it more drivable in everyday circumstances. The cabin electronics work well enough but aren't cutting-edge.
Audi's supercar gets its name from Audi's successful Le Mans racer. The R8 was introduced in 2006.
The R tronic transmission is optional in the R8. It's a sequential manual gearbox originally developed by Lamborghini. In manual mode, it shifts very quickly, but it makes the car difficult to drive in automatic mode, with big rev drops between gears.