Last night as I was taking inventory of Agent 001's shots from the San Diego Auto Show, I started to look at two supercars. That would be the Audi R8 and the Acura NSX.

Both really strike a kinship with another. That's because the original Acura NSX made the Audi R8 possible — the first-gen NSX pioneered the idea of a daily driver supercar. 

San Diego Auto Show / Detroit Auto Show Preview

And I'd argue that both vehicles' second-generation efforts are a departure. The NSX moreso than the R8. 

Not only because the NSX leverages all-new technology but because its design is a revolution when compared to the pop-up headlights and narrow bodied, first-gen NSX. Having seen a handful of NSXs in person and on the road, I have to admit that its exterior design does make an impact. 

It doesn't have me bowled over though, if I am honest. 

Not that the second-gen Audi R8 has me seeing hearts either. While the first-gen R8 was groundbreaking, this second-gen car lacks a certain something. And though I chided early commenters that said its design seemed kit car-ish, I now see what they mean.

When you walk up to it in the flesh there's something off about its "face." It does look kit car-like.

That all said, I wanted to ask: Solely in terms of DESIGN, WHO did it better? The Audi R8 or Acura NSX?

What say you, Spies?

San Diego Auto Show / Detroit Auto Show Preview

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