Gregory Berdette heads out in the 2014 Audi R8 V10 Spyder with Dave Sandusky of Royal Oak Audi, Calgary AB.
The R8 is easily the best road going vehicle I’ve driven. The power is breathtaking, the noise is exhilarating, and the ride quality and handling are unreal, due in part to Audi’s magnetic ride system.
Errata: Jackie Ickx was a Porsche factory driver, not Audi.
The space frame body that the Gallardo used was originally developed by Audi engineers. My guess is that they already had plans for the R8 in mind, but had just recently acquired Lamborghini and decided to launch the Gallardo first (which makes sense from a marketing perspective).
The 2014 R8 re-emerged early spring of 2013 refreshed from the 2012 model that finished up spring of 2012. Therefore, there was no 2013 model year.