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A navigation system with Audi's Multi Media Interface system is available
Neither the standard xenon headlights of the V-8 nor the LED units provide swiveling or cornering lights
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Posh interior is loaded with electronics and bathed in leather and Alcantara
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There's no need to mince words here: the R8 is richly outfitted in all forms, from V-8 to V-10, from Coupe to Spyder to GT.
All non-GT models share a standard spec, including leather and Alcantara seats; power windows, locks, and mirrors; keyless entry; automatic climate control; portable music player interface for the audio system; SD storage slots; Bluetooth with a seatbelt-mounted microphone; a USB port; and SiriusXM satellite radio.
Option packages on V-8 models offer a navigation system; rear parking sensors and a rearview camera; more extensive and luxurious leather upholstery; carbon-ceramic brakes; different 19-inch wheels; an editor-recommended Bang & Olufsen sound system; carbon fiber trim on the R8's sideblades; and other unique interior and exterior styling choices.
The V-10s get most of the V-8's optional features as standard equipment, with the main upgrades being all-leather upholstery, different wheels, more carbon fiber trim, and carbon-ceramic brakes.
The R8 GT occupies a different space in the lineup, its higher-performance edge at the forefront, including standard carbon-ceramic brakes, but still offering navigation with MMI, full LED headlights and LED daytime running lights, a fixed carbon fiber wing, and 19-inch alloy wheels with high performance tires as standard equipment. A unique R8 GT Enhanced Leather package offers nappa leather with contrast stitching and more. Most of the optional upgrades to the V-10 model are also available for the GT.
Audi's proprietary MMI infotainment interface offers a lot of rich functionality, but takes some time to learn.
Audi's MMI interface isn't the most straightforward, but the Bang & Olufsen audio system and other entertainment features make the learning worth the investment.