Audi fits the R8 with plenty of features to enhance the overall driving experience. Its navigation system is easy to program and scales maps quickly. A controller runs the system as well as the audio system, and it's easier than BMW's iDrive software--though we still long for real knobs and switches, in this case.
One feature that was especially appreciated at Kelley Blue Book is the metal gate that surrounds the shifter -- making shifting "so much fun, providing a satisfying 'clink' as each shift is completed."
Options add even more to the R8. Some are bundled in packages that include a rearview camera, Bluetooth, extensive leather trim, and a 465-watt, 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system.