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QUALITY | 7 out of 10
The cockpit's design is an acquired taste
room for tall drivers...long doors ease access
intimate yet airy, with especially good headroom
as luxurious as it is sporting
Kelley Blue Book
as comfortable... as any of their sub-super cars
The Auto Channel
With the R8, Audi has crafted an interior with room enough for tall drivers and high-quality materials, but some busy lines and little storage space.
Forbes Autos called the R8 Audi’s interior “minimalist and no-nonsense, yet it’s comfortable and exquisitely finished,” and noted that buyers can choose a wide range of leathers, colors, and trim to personalize the R8. They also were able to fit a 6-foot, 5-inch editor into the seats comfortably. Automobilemag.com, however, had some distaste for the interior: “The cockpit's design is an acquired taste. There's a lot going on in this somewhat overstyled workstation. Not everyone will love the prominent carbon-fiber (or piano black) arc that swings from the center console across to the driver-side door panel.”
Kelley Blue Book has only praise for this 2008 Audi R8. The leather seats, inlaid with Alcantara suede, can be adjusted in 10 different ways, meaning they'll accommodate almost every shape of driver and passenger. The curved roof, like that of the TT, is designed with tall occupants in mind, and the design of the cockpit ensures that all controls are easily accessed from the driver's seat.
In its comparison of the Audi R8 with rival Porsche 911, Motor Trend declares that the former's cockpit is the "more ergonomic of the two." Although this vehicle is "strictly a two-seater," Road & Track reports there's plenty of room behind the seats to stash golf clubs or anything else necessary for a weekend getaway.
The R8 Audi offers a 3.5 cubic foot trunk--not huge, but not bad for this class of vehicle—tucked under the hood, as well as that storage bay behind the seats.
For a two-seat sport coupe, comfort in the 2008 Audi R8 is in abundant supply—and there’s some reasonable storage room, too.