When Audi first unleashed its superb R8 sports car named after the Le Mans-winning R8 LMP it came with a 4.2 liter FSI V8 engine. Behind the wheel, the V8-powered R8 leaves nothing on the table. It’s agile and precise, thanks in part to Audi venerable Quattro all-wheel drive and yes, to that V8 engine that sings merrily up and down the rev range to its 7,900 RPM redline. Behind the wheel, it’s such a joy to drive that it makes you realize sometimes car makers increase engine capacity because they can, not because they have to. The Audi R8 is easily distinguishable from other sports cars on the road. Beyond its sleek silhouette and impressive front grilles, the R8 delivers on all possible points a driver of fine sports cars would ever want to have. It’s the best driver’s car Audi has ever made. Precise steering, responsive braking and a throaty, powerful engine means you’ll never have to apologize for driving the way you do. Unlike other sports cars, its versatility on different types of road makes it a great companion for your trip. Reliable, head-turning and sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face, this car has the surprising ability to command respect and not just envy on the road. This is the car for those who go beyond the loudest and most hyped-up sports cars to look for what truly defines a driving experience.