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The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018, Paul Maric: Audi R8 RWS

Power. You can never have too much of it. So when Audi decided to create their first ever rear-wheel drive car, how apt that it would be in a beastly sports car with a fire-breathing naturally aspirated V10. I first had the chance to experience the Audi R8 RWS at Phillip Island during the local launch...

The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018

Welcome to the inaugural CarAdvice Winners Circle, our debut annual award program showcasing our editorial team’s motoring highlight releases of the year. After some long and hard consideration of the pros and cons of more traditional award formats, it was ultimately reader and car industry feedback – through surveys, garage day chats and even a focus group – that moulded exactly the form Winners Circle would take...

2019 Audi R8 review: Track test

The new 2019 Audi R8 V10 gains a power boost and a new aggressive visage, yet remains the 'everyday' supercar.

2018 Audi R8 RWS review

The Audi R8 RWS is the most affordable R8, and the first RWD Audi – no pressure then...

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CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018: Our favourites

You told us you don't trust the traditional 'Car of the Year' format favoured by most publishers, and you wanted to know more about our own personal faves, objectivity be damned. Well, here it is. Get the full story right here. NOTE: This video was first published on December 18.

Cruising Sydney's best tunnels in the Audi R8 RWS

A 5.0-litre V10. A stonking 397kW. The sprint from 0-100km/h in 3.7 seconds. And it’s 50kg lighter than its quattro AWD big brother making it more nimble and agile. This is the rear wheel drive Audi R8 RWS. Unfortunately there are a distinct lack of Alps and snow capped peaks in the suburbs surrounding Sydney but there is something that the harbour city is certainly not lacking in...

2018 Audi R8 RWS review: Australian launch drive

Paul drives the new Audi R8 RWS - the first in the four-ringed brand's new Rear Wheel Series line. Is this the ultimate offering in its class?

Audi R8 V10 Plus v A3 1.0 TFSI comparison

Read the full article here. Audi's heap-topping R8 V10 Plus is eleven times more expensive than the carmaker's most affordable A3 small car, the 1.0 TFSI Sportback. But is the big-dollar supercar actually eleven times better? We pit them head to head in a wide variety of tests to find out.  ...

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Audi R8 Comparisons

2018 Audi R8 V10 RWS v McLaren 540C comparison

Audi R8 RWS and McLaren 540C duke it out to see which is the best 'affordable' everyday supercar.

Audi R8 V10 Plus v Audi A3 1.0 TFSI comparison

The latest R8 V10 Plus, with an incredible 449kW and 560Nm from its naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10, is the most-powerful road car Audi has ever devised. On paper, it's also the quickest. But power and pace comes at a price: almost $390k – $389,616 to be exact – before on-roads or before you even think about ticking any options boxes...

Headlight Comparison : Laser v LED v HID Xenon v Halogen

Modern headlights are a technology that is hardly explained or discussed. It's mainly due to their complexity and also as it's no where near as sexy as say power or torque figures, but when it comes to night time driving, a set of well positioned and operating headlights can be life saving. There are four major types of headlights used in modern cars today, the most basic of which is Halogen...

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2020 Audi R8 price and specs

Audi Australia has announced pricing and specification for its R8 supercar, due back in local showrooms in July 2020. The face-lifted R8 returns following an absence from the Australian market. CarAdvice understands this to be due to delays in completing emissions and homologation processes in Europe, with Audi giving priority to its higher-selling vehicles...

The 10 most Instagrammed supercars in the world

It could be argued that supercars exist primarily to do two things – go fast and get noticed. To the second point, the UK arm of price comparison site comparethemarket.com has conducted an analysis of just how head-turning certain supercars really are, from Bugatti's Veyron to Koenigsegg's Agera...

Audi R8 'Green Hell' name registered. Is it for a Nürburgring record-breaker?

Audi appears to have a new project in the works, based on its recent application to trademark the name “R8 Green Hell", a reference to the famous Nurburgring circuit in Germany. The application, filed earlier this month, points to Audi possibly developing a faster iteration of its existing mid-engined R8 sports car...

2020 Audi R8 preliminary specs

The updated Audi R8 will arrive in the third quarter of 2020 packing a new rear-drive base model, new looks, and a sub-$300,000 price. Off sale since early in 2019, the V10 Audi flagship will return with a two-tiered line-up starting with the R8 RWD (pictured top, below). As the name suggests, it blends a slightly detuned version of the all-wheel drive car's engine with rear-drive...

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