Audi R8 V8 review - see why it's a £40,000 bargain supercar!

21 feb. 2021
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The Audi R8 V8 is an instant classic. When it was released in 2007 it showed that Audi could build a genuine rival to the Porsche 911.
With a mid-mounted 4.2-litre naturally aspirated V8 with 420hp combined with Quattro all-wheel drive, the R8 had the performance to match its futuristic looks. A few years later the addition of the 5.2-litre V10 from the Lamborghini Gallardo transformed the R8 from a sports car into a supercar.
In this video I review this 2007 version of the R8, talk through common faults to look out for as part of a buying guide, take it for a drive and see how quick the it can accelerate from 0-60mph.

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  • I do love this car. Super nice!

    VJPVJP37 minuten geleden
  • Love your reviews,no bull just straight as it is,great stuff.

    redraider 55redraider 5542 minuten geleden
  • Nice car but not really aupercar performance, same in straight line as my m140. Which, if I had 40k I'd have the 140 for 20k and 20k left for a new Aprilia RSV4 1100 thankyou very much :)

    Tristan DrewTristan DrewUur geleden
  • Even though it has a V8 underneath, that back glass still has heater wires 🤔

    soiung toiuesoiung toiue6 uur geleden
  • Yes we know it's the 2007 R8

    FixxxeR208FixxxeR2087 uur geleden
  • orrr just get an f type v6

    iamvolantiamvolant8 uur geleden
  • I honestly love the car and especially that gated shifter being a Manual Elitist! Though I'm quite surprised to learn it's slower to 60mph than my 2014 WRX 5-speed. Before a tune, I was getting 4.6 on the 0-60 in a sedan with a huge trunk. I'd love to catch one at the Tail of the Dragon and see if it can keep up, lol.

    Dirty BikerDirty Biker17 uur geleden
    • I could afford to buy one but it’s the maintenance that worries me

      soiung toiuesoiung toiue6 uur geleden
  • Well obviously you should get one! My wife who doesn't really care at all about cars and drives a diesel Skoda still ranks this as her dream car ever since she first saw one. There definitely is a timelessness to them.

    VDPEFiVDPEFi17 uur geleden
  • Nfs Carbon

    Filip RybárikFilip Rybárik19 uur geleden
  • I'd much rather see someone else driving that car than own it myself... so I can see it and say ' yep, that was nice' and get on with the rest of my day with more money in the bank.

    luminor007luminor007Dag geleden
  • New Audio system=£400....Aux cable=£2 and your phone battery lasts longer too.

    Mark LevinMark LevinDag geleden
  • I thought Alan Partridge drove a Lexus?

    luminor007luminor007Dag geleden
  • It's a Bargain!! Until it breaks and your in debt.

    luminor007luminor007Dag geleden
  • Get one! My dream car ever since it was released! One day I will own one, just need to work another 20 years at this rate to even be able to consider it 😭🤣

    Ailsa NiAilsa NiDag geleden
  • Love your chanel. Great video,great car. One day i will do review on one like this as well.

    Frank luxobzorFrank luxobzorDag geleden
  • I think that you should get one. It would be great for content and they are very cheap for a supercar!

    Oliver Crazy TodOliver Crazy TodDag geleden
  • You shouldnt get 1 car u have to get moreeee

    matiss hansensmatiss hansensDag geleden
    • Mats almost becoming yianni with all his cars.

      Ailsa NiAilsa NiDag geleden
  • Matt, pone este canal es Español porfa!!! Saludos desde Argentina.

    Sergio SSergio SDag geleden
  • Dream car right here, as long as you got the cash to maintain it

    Aaron PAaron PDag geleden
  • Yes get one

    Tdot EvaTdot Eva2 dagen geleden
  • Love Audi's design language from that period. Not a big fan of the current one.

    HereIgoAgainHereIgoAgain2 dagen geleden
  • I could afford to buy one but it’s the maintenance that worries me

    jack masonjack mason2 dagen geleden
  • Love the content keep it up

    Nath MediaNath Media2 dagen geleden
  • Definitely get one

    Viktor BalkoViktor Balko2 dagen geleden
  • I didnt know English talk in miles??? WTF? Americanized? You stupid people, i stop watching your shows. Miles??? LOOOOL

    suburbans nationsuburbans nation2 dagen geleden
  • Matt. Goodbye to your Porsche, and hello to your new Audi R8 V8

    NicJaacNicJaac2 dagen geleden
  • This car was the first supercar that i loved amd first time when i become audi fanboi

    CatsExeCatsExe2 dagen geleden
  • this is the exact car that Top gear tested back when it was new

    oiuet souiuoiuet souiu2 dagen geleden
  • Hi hi

    Khadija ShaheenKhadija Shaheen2 dagen geleden
  • R8 looks as sterile as a hospital corridor, no thanks.

    Hare BrahsHare Brahs2 dagen geleden
  • vw i want: this r8 vw i have: 07’ passat

    Nfsmw_fanNfsmw_fan2 dagen geleden
  • Mats almost becoming yianni with all his cars.

    Ibrahim AhmedIbrahim Ahmed2 dagen geleden
    • Have you bought it yet?

      oiuet souiuoiuet souiu2 dagen geleden
  • Buy one

    Rory SingleRory Single2 dagen geleden
  • The question is... Base C8 corvette or V8 R8?

    Midwest To MetropolisMidwest To Metropolis2 dagen geleden
  • As follows ;) 1. R8 future classic. 2. My dream car 3. Buy one!

    Bolia FopsBolia Fops2 dagen geleden
  • me with 600 bucks salary: It's a bargain!

    Tun PiccoloTun Piccolo2 dagen geleden
  • We’re you at Clarkson’s farm!?

    Christopher EdwardsChristopher Edwards2 dagen geleden
  • What is progress ,then ?

    keith wilkinskeith wilkins2 dagen geleden
    • In finland here, this costs $150,000 lmao

      Bolia FopsBolia Fops2 dagen geleden
  • Those front brake discs arent even that badly priced for a super car. The front brake discs on an astra j vxr are at around £500 per disc 🤣

    keiokeio2 dagen geleden
  • The other day I watched a carbuyer episode from 2010 with you in 😂

    ClutchCraftClutchCraft2 dagen geleden
  • mat definitely snap one up while they are cheap

    Kyland719Kyland7192 dagen geleden
  • hehe looks like a fancy version of my b7 audi a4 :)

    Kyland719Kyland7192 dagen geleden
  • Get mat armstrong on here mat watson 👍👍

    Martin efcMartin efc3 dagen geleden
  • How much is servicing, tyres, parts etc??? Might only be 40k but what’s the point if you still can’t afford to run it?

    A1MYT MCOCA1MYT MCOC3 dagen geleden
  • Did he just change gears without pressing in clutch? O_O

    DenvilXDenvilX3 dagen geleden
    • Hello from Kazakhstan🇰🇿

      vinasu maajvinasu maaj2 dagen geleden
  • Have you bought it yet?

    Eric JessopEric Jessop3 dagen geleden
    • Looks way better than the new one!

      vinasu maajvinasu maaj2 dagen geleden
  • Get one

    Besnik KokaBesnik Koka3 dagen geleden
  • I was shopping for an everyday super/luxurycar back in November 2020 and it was between the r8, i8, gran turismo. In the end guess which one I bough

    Teletubby PoTeletubby Po3 dagen geleden
    • @Jaheim Williams lol thanks, it was the doors and oddly enough it felt faster than the other two with much better economy that made me buy it

      Teletubby PoTeletubby Po2 dagen geleden
    • @Teletubby Po oh i was joking the i8 is actually really good man well done on you

      Jaheim WilliamsJaheim Williams2 dagen geleden
    • @Jaheim Williams nope I bought the i8

      Teletubby PoTeletubby Po2 dagen geleden
    • i8 because it’s an awesome car

      Jaheim WilliamsJaheim Williams3 dagen geleden
  • I think the design of this car is timeless and even much better than the new one.

    shayan mohsenishayan mohseni3 dagen geleden
  • The breaks are not that good. They are borrowed from the RS4 which makes them unfit for the weight of the R8.

    Mohammed AmhadouchMohammed Amhadouch3 dagen geleden
  • No Mat you're gonna push the prices/desire up!!!

    A RobinsonA Robinson3 dagen geleden
  • Great car but I’d take a 997 S at this price point

    Alesso ScaAlesso Sca3 dagen geleden
  • In finland here, this costs $150,000 lmao

    Muha The EntrepreneurMuha The Entrepreneur3 dagen geleden
  • Fun fact: this exact same car was on Top Gear Edit: I apologize in advance if I "copied" someone without knowing

    ST0DYST0DY3 dagen geleden
    • Sell the porsche and buy the R8.

      dueeh nyyudueeh nyyu3 dagen geleden
  • is just a tt

    Lineage2ErtheiaLineage2Ertheia3 dagen geleden
    • Definitely a good buy for that money, but for now i have to stick with my A8 D2 4.2 V8 at least i have the sound and decent HP hahahah

      dueeh nyyudueeh nyyu3 dagen geleden
  • Get it!!!!!!!

    Richard LathamRichard Latham3 dagen geleden
  • Better get a gtr

    CarlitoCarlito3 dagen geleden
  • Too many ads

    A7fttA7ftt3 dagen geleden
  • Looks way better than the new one!

    the Wellness Channelthe Wellness Channel3 dagen geleden
  • Hello from Kazakhstan🇰🇿

    Joni_broJoni_bro3 dagen geleden
  • You've now planted the seed in your head. You need to get one. It's nice in blue.

    spence wattsspence watts3 dagen geleden
  • I wish Audi offered this car still. V8. AWD. Manual gear box. This doesn't really exist anymore.

    Eleia BarnesEleia Barnes3 dagen geleden
  • definitely get one just like that, but blue

    impressiveismimpressiveism3 dagen geleden
  • Don't get it, save your money for the Model S Plaid

    Pedro DominguesPedro Domingues3 dagen geleden
  • Good review

    Chronic MachinesChronic Machines3 dagen geleden
  • Get one!

    Alexandre BramiAlexandre Brami3 dagen geleden
  • I think this is the same car as the one shown in top gear, which is very cool nlworld.info/key/video/0Jl2gKyUratnY5A

    Ollie WellsOllie Wells3 dagen geleden
  • Definitely a good buy for that money, but for now i have to stick with my A8 D2 4.2 V8 at least i have the sound and decent HP hahahah

    992Joel992Joel3 dagen geleden
  • Sell the porsche and buy the R8.

    Viduna WeerasingheViduna Weerasinghe3 dagen geleden
  • 0:57 a bit of excited Joe Swanson there lol

    sleepyICsleepyIC3 dagen geleden
  • Wow, you've said enough to put me off.... beautiful car though.

    Tim CamTim Cam3 dagen geleden
  • 40k bargain for a 14 years old car and how many issues? Sounds like a money pit! Plus 40k car or 40k paid off house haha!

    Ethan WEthan W3 dagen geleden
  • I LOVE THE AUDI R8!!!!!

    Kevin LoweryKevin Lowery3 dagen geleden
  • Can you review an ALPINA B7 ?

    Noah De RuyckNoah De Ruyck3 dagen geleden
  • If the buyer has any inkling of the folly he is committing, he would be offering not more than 12.000, hoping he will be able to secure spare parts below the price if a new VW Polo.

    gino enasgino enas3 dagen geleden
  • 😂😂😂😂😂😂

    PlainJanePlainJane3 dagen geleden
  • Creepy. Was just talking with a friend yesterday about him getting a 1st gen r8 and build up the 4.2 to b8.5 rs5 performance, or just jump to turbo/ super charge it.

    vinasu maajvinasu maaj3 dagen geleden
  • Get the v10 spider

    Dan -Dan -3 dagen geleden
  • GET IT MATT DO IT

    Nero CladiusNero Cladius3 dagen geleden
  • Mat go for it...Not only it's a beautiful looking beast..but also a fantastic thing to own..A true Future Classic..And ofcourse the manual shift gearbox..that makes it a proper supercar 👍

    bodhisattva mukherjeebodhisattva mukherjee3 dagen geleden
    • Absolutely get one. Now I'm gonna have to get one too, thanks a lot Mat lol

      vinasu maajvinasu maaj3 dagen geleden
  • Still remember why its my dream car Saw a documentary on it, and it was so cool, i didnt want a ferrari or a lambo or a bugatti just wanted this

    Nero CladiusNero Cladius3 dagen geleden
  • I´d recommend the second gen R8 V8, 2014 and up V8 R8 are much more reliable (the best way to know is by the exhaust, gen 2 R8 all have the oval tailpipes). If u want a V10 R8, either get a gen 1 manual or a one with S-tronic.

    Diogo DimasDiogo Dimas3 dagen geleden
  • Id have that but with the Lambo V10!

    Theodor SkarsteinTheodor Skarstein3 dagen geleden
  • What kind of insurance do you have Matt?

    Aaron GordonAaron Gordon3 dagen geleden
  • I would but the issue is bloody insurance

    Aaron GordonAaron Gordon3 dagen geleden
  • This is the same car used in top Gear R8 vs 911 video😄

    ASHUTOSH NEGIASHUTOSH NEGI3 dagen geleden
  • Yes get one!!

    Arsh SinghArsh Singh3 dagen geleden
  • Please get one !!!

    Kartikeya AggarwalKartikeya Aggarwal3 dagen geleden
  • looks much better than the curent r8

    MANTRAMANTRA3 dagen geleden
  • Now I want one too

    Sedzani ThilivhaliSedzani Thilivhali3 dagen geleden
  • Get one and let yianni wrap it

    xXChilliGamerX xxXChilliGamerX x3 dagen geleden
  • In 50 years it will still look beautiful. A work of art!

    Thompter S. HunsonThompter S. Hunson3 dagen geleden
  • I’m surprised Mat didn’t say I’ll give you some buying tips and the only thing he said was click on the pop up to the link to carwow and me and my team will help you

    dueeh nyyudueeh nyyu3 dagen geleden
  • did he just shift without the clutch? 6:40

    Björn ErikssonBjörn Eriksson3 dagen geleden
  • Absolutely get one. Now I'm gonna have to get one too, thanks a lot Mat lol

    Nicholas GrandchampNicholas Grandchamp3 dagen geleden
  • Correction - this is a $110, 000 supercar. So its close to 15 years old, has a bog standard audi V8. Not quite the bargain.

    FogFog3 dagen geleden
    • U didn't mention the cracking sub-frame. Is most common issue.

      dueeh nyyudueeh nyyu3 dagen geleden
  • Matt please stop with the accents

    OMW2FYBOMW2FYB3 dagen geleden
  • You should do more older cars reviews

    Now I knowNow I know3 dagen geleden
  • I think its one of the worst looking supercars ever put in to production. It's just a fatter version of the TT which was already a fat blob visually. Hideous. It basically looks like a crocodiles head.

    OddJobMTBOddJobMTB3 dagen geleden
  • supercar

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