Audi's first true sports car: Grrrr8!

At long last Audi announces the R8 - a two-seater that brings the brand's Le Mans-winning capabilities to the street.

Long and winding road
Callaway takes the R8 to the Valley of Fire in Nevada.
Long and winding road
I drove the sexy beast in two settings: first, Nevada's Valley of Fire, where empty twisties allowed me to push the R8 and tickle its top end, to 187 mph. The car's 420-hp V-8 yowled behind me as I tick-tick-ticked the gearshift through the beautifully machined metal gate. (Paddle-shift is available too.) The R8 handled superbly, but was it aggressive enough to let me scare myself?

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