Like many expensive, exclusive, luxury sports cars, the 2014 Audi R8 hasn't been crash tested by either the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Nonetheless, the R8 does benefit from Audi's proven engineering and safety track record on its other cars--and on a full suite of modern safety equipment.
Quattro all-wheel drive; dual front, side, and knee airbags; anti-lock brakes; and stability control with sport mode are all standard on all R8s. Side-curtain airbags are not available, however.
Available features that can help in driving your R8 safely include parking sensors and a rearview camera. With the car's rather poor rear-three-quarters visibility, having some extra sense of what's behind the car can ease the mind--and prevent an accident.
Not yet officially rated in crash tests, Audi's reputation for safety and the 2014 R8's standard safety