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From its audacious silhouette, to the "sideblades" that give it a vertical visual calling card, the Audi R8 looks every bit the exotic, every bit the perfect-looking machine. Its low-flying wedge looks tailor-made for high-speed runs, and typical of Audi, even the most dramatic styling cues play some part in the car's staggering performance. Some excess exists, but not much--you might call the glass engine cover showy, while the rest of us admire how it puts the powerplant on jewel-box display. The same technical ethos colors the cabin; it's as useful and distinct as the one in theAcura NSX, with a low cowl and common-sense controls details by fine lines of chrome.