When the Audi R8 made its debut in the 2000s, it was one of those cars that people didn't quite understand at first.

And then they drove it.

While it shared some similarities with its cousin, the Lamborghini Gallardo, the R8 didn't feature a flamboyant V10 — at least, not initially — and its styling was more of an ode to technology rather than just pure flare. But what made it really stand out from the crowd was its drivability.

I sound like a Bud Light commercial going on about its "drinkability."

Seriously though, the R8 was an exception. That's because this beast could be used on track and on some of the worst city streets. I know, as I tested it in New York City's Financial District.

Of course the question many are asking is "Has Audi has moved away from that formula?"

In short, no. If you scope out Auto Express' video below, you'll quickly note the presenter having a blast around the racetrack, but how quickly he is able to tame it down once he gets onto civilian roads.

And, my, OH MY, check out that instrument panel. Wow!

Having said all that, check out the clip below!

The new Audi R8 is a big leap on from the original in terms of performance and tech but still earns its 'everyday supercar' tag.

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