Just because the 2011 Audi R8 shares some of its core equipment with the Lamborghini Gallardo is no reason to look past the newcomer to the supercar ball. It offers a unique look, all the sensual, stimulating features you expect from a moving work of art, and the wide-open performance (in V-10 trim) you're really looking for. MotorAuthority appreciates what the R8 brings to the party and rates it 9 out of 10.
Mid-engined, available with a 5.2-liter V-10 engine good for 525 horsepower and 3.7-seconds to 60 mph, with drop-dead gorgeous looks that don't channel anything else on the market--what's not to love about the R8? There are a few things, but they're minimal. We'll get to those in a minute.
The base engine option, a 4.2-liter V-8 rated at 420 horsepower, is still good for 4.4 seconds to 60, with your choice of either a six-speed manual or an R-tronic automated manual--no speed penalty for either. It carries on to 187 mph. The 2011 R8 V-10 is good for almost 200 mph in top...
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