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2008 Audi R8 - Safety Review and Crash Test Ratings

 
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The 2008 Audi R8 sports plenty of safety gear, but it hasn’t been officially tested.
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ABS, traction control and stability control...all standard
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The 2008 Audi R8 has not yet been crash-tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. However, a long list of standard safety equipment comes with every 2008 Audi R8.

Edmunds reports that standard safety equipment on the 2008 Audi R8 includes seat-mounted and knee-protecting airbags as well as anti-lock disc brakes, traction control, and stability control.

Visibility plays a role in safety, and Cars.com took to task the rear visibility from the 2008 Audi R8, noting that it left something to be desired. However, with the R8, Audi offers a backup camera as well as a radar obstacle-detection system. Automobilemag.com thought that the view to the back was better than in some sportscars. TheCarConnection.com’s editors recently drove an Audi R8 and found that backing into parking spaces was difficult because of the shape of the R8’s roof, something even the large side mirrors couldn’t help.

Conclusion

The 2008 Audi R8 sports plenty of safety gear, but it hasn’t been officially tested.

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