Regular Car Reviews Tries Out An Audi R8 V10: Video

Ah, Regular Cars guy: your unfiltered, borderline-nonsensical banter brings joy to dozens, while bringing confusion and migraines to many thousands more.

This latest instalment of Regular Car Reviews follows the enlightening chore of driving a post-facelift Audi R8 V10 with a manual transmission, inviting and inciting no shortage of the usual obscure references and colorful analogies.

If you’re thinking that the Audi R8 is a far cry from what could be considered a “regular car,” we’re right there with you; any set of wheels even approaching the 6-figure mark is well outside the reach of the average human being, and indeed, part of the reason that this instalment of Regular Car Reviews is so long is that our narrator spends much of the time simply trying to grapple with the question of how to receive the car. After all, it’s undoubtedly a supercar, he says in so many words, and yet far more ordinary in presentation than rivals from Ferrari, Lamborghini, and even offerings from fellow German marques.

At the end of it, we’re left with the opinion that the Audi R8 is best understood as a supercar not for those showboat-types who pursue the usual glitzy identifiers of motoring opulence – wild styling, massive wings, etc. – but for those who genuinely prize functionality and performance above all else. Against the right backdrop, the Audi R8 V10 is essentially invisible; that is its chief strength.

We’ll leave it to you to judge whether or not that’s a correct assessment.

Aaron Birch is an automotive enthusiast and writer/filmmaker from Detroit, MI. As a rule, he only buys cars older than himself.

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