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When the Audi R8 first hit the scene, all the established supercar manufacturers were forced to take note.

Here was a super-sports car with performance and looks that could put many exotics costing twice as much to shame.

It was also a car that was easy to live with, being equally at home at a race track or the shopping mall parking lot.

That was more than half a decade ago. The Audi R8 soldiers onto into the 2012 model year, now offering three different performance flavors and two bodystyles. The powertrains start with the base 4.2-liter V-8, which manages a respectable 430 horsepower. Next in line is the first V-10 powered R8, which develops a healthy 525 horsepower from its 5.2-liter V-10 engine. Topping out the range is a new addition for 2012, the Audi R8 GT, which also features a 5.2-liter V-10 but an power rating of 560 horsepower.

All three models also offer the choice of coupe or convertible bodystyles, the latter dubbed the Spyder. All three models are also impressive...

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