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The Audi R8's cabin is always a pleasant surprise: it's actually easy to get in and out.
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More head- and legroom as well as a second luggage bay

There's little wind noise
Motor Trend

The combination of support for your shoulders and lower back is just right

Superb workmanship is expected...and the R8 doesn't disappoint
Consumer Guide

From very quick to blindingly fast at the GT end of the spectrum, the R8 nevertheless manages to shed the race suit and don more casual gear with surprising ease.

Entry and exit aren't the easiest, considering its low roof and low ride height, but once inside, the R8 is very comfortable. The seats are supportive, well-bolstered, but not intrusive; leg room very good, even better than the Gallardo it shares a few parts with, thanks to its five-inch greater length. Compared to the likes of the Corvette or Jaguar XKR, it's the roomiest of the bunch, even for taller or wider people.

The flat-bottomed, tilt/telescope steering wheel, low front end, and large windshield allow the driver to get in position for very good forward visibility. Rearward visibility is compromised by thick pillars and a small window. The thick A-pillars impinge somewhat on front/side visibility as well.

Materials, design, and color schemes in the 2012 R8 are all outstanding. Cargo space, on the other hand, requires some planning, as even the small area under the front hood will hold only a couple of smallish soft-sided bags, while the netted cargo shelf behind the seats is best reserved for laptops, briefcases, and purses.


The Audi R8's cabin is always a pleasant surprise: it's actually easy to get in and out.

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