posted on April 27th, 2017

Before the R8, Audi wasn’t known to make supercars. Sure, there were a few prototypes they played with but the R8 was their first real attempt at introducing a mainstream supercar. And while there were a few niggles initially — they borrowed the V8 engine from the Lamborghini Gallardo, put in a traditional gearbox, and introduced a side-blade (which is actually a design flaw) — Audi persevered and developed it into a phenomenon over the years. This was meant to be a flagship car but its popularity among enthusiasts has established it as one of the greatest cars ever made.

Andre’s Audi R8

At Turo, every employee gets monthly travel credit and I definitely put my savings to good use by borrowing one for a special occasion. The handling, the mind-numbing acceleration, the grip, and seemingly limitless power this car has is in a league shared by very few. It is a car that performs like an Italian supercar, at half the price — so the value is also in its own league. And unlike a Ferrari 458 or McLaren MP4-12C, it is German, which means it is built to last.

Regardless of the occasion, an R8 will make your trip that much more special. Find our April car of the month near you!

Pushkar is Turo's Chief Auto Enthusiast and a bonafide, lifelong car guy. He loves a classic Porsche, an Audi R8, but his heart belongs to the Lamborghini Murciélago.