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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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A wider selection of optional trims includes a gorgeous, Bentley-esque leather package that wraps seats and doors -- and headliner for the Plus -- in honeycomb-quilted leather.
Even the base R8 comes well-equipped, though Audi makes it possible to dress the car up with plenty of features–for a price, of course.
Audi's proprietary MMI infotainment interface offers a lot of rich functionality, but takes some time to learn.
Upgrades to the interior are conveniently packaged to start, then essentially limitless through Audi's personalization services. A convenience package includes Audi's "parking system plus" with rearview camera, hill-hold assist, and power-folding, auto-dimming, power-adjustable, and heated side mirrors.
The basics are also covered, with standard 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. The new V10 Plus skips the now-standard Bang & Olufsen sound system for weight savings, but it can be added back in as an option.
The standard sport seats are manual-adjust but supportive and comfortable; power-adjustable seats are available on V-8 models, and standard on V-10s. Also standard is a Bang & Olufsen sound system, navigation, and a leather-and-Alcantara-trimmed interior in a choice of colors.
For the performance-minded, carbon ceramic brakes can be added, while style fiends will find a selection of 19-inch wheels, carbon fiber accents, and sideblade treatments to help differentiate their car from other R8s.
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.
We're not huge fans of this MMI interface, but the R8's one of the more functional and fine supercars in existence.