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On Styling
The 2008 Audi R8 stirs the senses in a way that’s different from—but almost equal to—the exotic Italian supercars.
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new and quite different
Automobile

Styled to distract
Cars.com

aggressive styling
Edmunds

impeccably designed
Forbes Autos

sweeping arcs and muscular lines
Kelley Blue Book

Those seeking a vehicle that will turn heads and attract attention will definitely find what they're looking for in the 2008 Audi R8.

There’s plenty of character in the R8; Audi imparts a style that Edmunds describes as "intriguingly exotic."

At first glance, says Forbes Autos, the R8 Audi bears a passing resemblance to its smaller relative, the TT. However, this vehicle is longer and leaner, and it sits lower to the ground, giving it an aggressive look that is indeed suggestive of a large, powerful cat stalking its prey. The most stunning visual feature on this vehicle is the pair of air intakes just behind the doors, giving it an even racier and more exotic appearance.

Despite its superficial resemblance to the Lamborghini Gallardo, the 2008 Audi R8 has its own sense of style. With its mid-body-mounted V-8 engine clearly visible (and illuminated by LED lights at night), it's reminiscent of the Ferrari F430, according to Car and Driver, which describes this Audi as being "as much aluminum sculpture as it is machine." According to Cars.com, the 2008 Audi R8 doesn't roll, it stalks. "And when it stalks toward you, it awakens the senses. It stirs the emotions."

Inside, Forbes Autos describes the R8 Audi's cockpit as "minimalist and no-nonsense," while Automobile calls it "somewhat overstyled."

TheCarConnection.com has little doubt after viewing this 2008 Audi R8 that it was designed to be looked at as much as it was to be driven.

Conclusion

The 2008 Audi R8 stirs the senses in a way that’s different from—but almost equal to—the exotic Italian supercars.

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