Saying goodbye to the Audi R8 V10 RWD – The Ultimate Real-world Test | 4K

I spent a week saying goodbye to the V10 Performance RWD Edition. It's unfortunate that this year we will see completion of production of the so I wished to invest a week with the automobile and see if it actually is a supercar you can cope with every day.

The Efficiency has 570 PS from it's naturally aspirated 5.2 litre V10. It will do the 0-60 sprint in 3.7 seconds and it will strike 204mph.


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Video Contents
00:00 – Intro
00:24 – The R8 is passing away
02:09 – A frosty commute to work!
07:22 – Ceramics or Steels?
08:53 – Setting at Lap Record at Goodwood
12:01 – The incredible V10
13:39 – Mrs PP driving the pets to the pub!
16:45 – Boot size and functionality
18:41 – Amazing Seats!
20:59 – All buttons and CarPlay
23:44 – Fuel Economy



41 responses to “Saying goodbye to the Audi R8 V10 RWD – The Ultimate Real-world Test | 4K”

  1. François G Avatar
    François G

    Evening all!! Hope everyone is doing well and has a lovely weekend. Stay safe out there all!

    1. Petrol Ped Avatar
      Petrol Ped

      You too!

  2. Clive Bullock Avatar
    Clive Bullock

    The end of a massively underrated and iconic gem!

    1. Petrol Ped Avatar
      Petrol Ped

      Yep 👍

  3. Samieb155 Avatar

    Evening Pete, sounds like you enjoyed the weeks ride a little too much. I’m not the biggest of Audi fans. Unfortunately had a couple of A4 Diesels V6 models with bad experiences. Had a few BMW’s and the only issues after 5 of them was a damaged Turbo on the 330D, but BMW did me a 50/50 deal, unlike Audi. Enjoy the weekend/ holiday on the slopes.

  4. Joe Achilles Avatar
    Joe Achilles

    Really good video mate, Lou and I enjoyed that over a glass of red 👌♥️

    1. Petrol Ped Avatar
      Petrol Ped

      Ah mate thanks. We loved having the car. T loved driving it 👍

  5. GRfourfun Avatar

    Great real world review mate, sounds phenomenal, lottery win stuff! Only other V10 I can think of that sounds better is the LFA.

    1. Petrol Ped Avatar
      Petrol Ped


    2. Flat Six Avatar
      Flat Six

      Carrera GT…come on

    3. GRfourfun Avatar

      @Flat Six In your opinion but for me, still the LFA 😉

    4. Flat Six Avatar
      Flat Six

      @GRfourfun LFA versus CGT is debatable but both blow the doors off the R8

    5. GRfourfun Avatar

      @Flat Six I definitely agree with that!

  6. TLoc Avatar

    I found this video very interesting, especially the technical information, so a big thank you for the video. It enabled me to compare the Audi with my car. My car has same 0-60 time, my car’s top speed is about 10MPH slower, I have 4 WD which I think is better than RWD, mine has CC brakes which I like, I have considerably more luggage space, my fuel consumption over last 1000 miles 23.5MPG (current mileage 87,000 miles), my car’s value today is about £30,000, I have just put in a new communication system which I think matches that in the Audi but has a touch screen. You did not cover road tax or insurance but I bet mine would be considerably less (tax £660 insurance £215). Ok my car is 17 years old. Conclusion, although the Audi is a fabulous car and although I am biased, I think I will stick with mine.

    1. Petrol Ped Avatar
      Petrol Ped


  7. Dan Greasley Avatar
    Dan Greasley

    Very comprehension review. Brilliant as always. Really enjoyed this one. MPG — Ouch!!! Cheers

    1. Petrol Ped Avatar
      Petrol Ped

      Glad you enjoyed it!

  8. Mick Badger Avatar
    Mick Badger

    a beautiful car in a fantastic colour combination. the seats being uncomfortable would be a real negative if i could actually afford to buy and run one! the lack of a touch screen would be a massive plus though, much prefer buttons. enjoyed the vid ped.

    1. Petrol Ped Avatar
      Petrol Ped

      Thanks Mick 👍

  9. john bennett Avatar
    john bennett

    Fantastic 🚗 car……showcasing how much that v10 will be sadly missed! 😁 Great review Pete 👍

    1. Petrol Ped Avatar
      Petrol Ped

      Thanks! 👍

  10. hurst518 Avatar

    Feels like in recent times we have reached the pinnacle of motoring, only for that achievement to be snuffed out by the approaching EV armageddon.
    I’m just hoping that alternative fuels will save cars like this beautiful R8, a car that I could never afford but I’m so thrilled it exists.

    1. Petrol Ped Avatar
      Petrol Ped


  11. Richard Chester Avatar
    Richard Chester

    Great review! Astonishing car the R8, one of the last of a dying breed. We’ve been lucky to experience a golden age of motoring in that sense.

    1. Petrol Ped Avatar
      Petrol Ped

      Yep 👍

  12. Alan Sheard Avatar
    Alan Sheard

    A Huracan in a business suit, an amazing engine in a very understated body which I think helps in its suitability for ‘daily’ use. Great to see a ‘live with’ test rather than a ”Wow look how fast this goes” review.

    1. Petrol Ped Avatar
      Petrol Ped

      Thanks. That was the plan 👍

  13. Goshawk Engineering  Avatar
    Goshawk Engineering

    A fitting ode to Audi’s naturally aspirated masterpiece. Your videos have fantastic sound quality too 🙂

    1. Petrol Ped Avatar
      Petrol Ped

      Wow, thank you!

  14. Nabeel Akram Avatar
    Nabeel Akram

    Really enjoy the Petrol Ped reviews especially some of the locations you take the cars. Honest reviews without the gimmicks keep up the great work.

    1. Petrol Ped Avatar
      Petrol Ped

      Glad you like them!

  15. El Turf Avatar
    El Turf

    Great way to review the R8 Ped. You know, if you keep giving the car the beans, you are not gonna get the economy. I remember Shmee once saying that he got close to 30 mpg out of his G63, whilst every reviewer has always said the G63 was a middle to high teens car if you drove it well. The secret, drive like a saint! I manage 5-10mpg more than I’m supposed to be able to get with my car. Would love to try that with the R8, hehe.

    1. Petrol Ped Avatar
      Petrol Ped

      Yeah but that’s no fun 😂

    2. El Turf Avatar
      El Turf

      @Petrol Ped True – which is why if I had a supercar, I’d be broke!

  16. Paul Mayer Avatar
    Paul Mayer

    Love the reversing beeper. Same sound as the one in my Skoda. And that’s where any comparison ends….😂

  17. Tristan Bird Avatar
    Tristan Bird

    Good morning Petrol ped, what a fantastic video thoroughly enjoyed it. Hope you are doing well. Congratulations on the 10k you did you did at Goodwood. Keep up the fantastic work absolutely love the Audi R8 RWD thank you very much for all the hard work you put into the videos


    1. Petrol Ped Avatar
      Petrol Ped

      Thanks mate 👊

  18. Philip Parkes Avatar
    Philip Parkes

    Hi Ped
    Fitting tribute to the R8. As you know I am also a big Audi fan, and have always had a soft spot for the R8 range, especially the V8. Never been in the position to consider buying new, but the V8 was in contention a few years ago when I was looking at possible used car examples. With some regret chose the 911 Carrera 4 S Cabrio, which in my humble opinion a better and more practical touring car. Never regretted buying that car, guess it’s horses for courses. 😎

  19. Bispal Avatar

    Great review thanks 👏🏻 So good to get the ‘daily’ perspective. In reality I have a bit of a problem with the R8. It is perceived as a ‘daily’ supercar and a car that you could tour in. In reality its a bit too heavy and, if like other Audi’s, numb to use as an out and out performance / sports car. The interior space and MPG means touring is not it’s forte, so what is? It’s stuck in between a supercar and touring car but actually is not great at either? I may be wrong and if anyone actually reads this they may have actual experience. But of the 2 Audi’s I have owned, both fast versions, neither have been fun or interesting. I took both of mine touring and the RS4 was only memorable as it was somehow useless in the snow (despite 4wd) and we almost ground to a halt in Northern France and the S5 was so forgettable even my wife could not remember we went to the Swiss Alps in it, and when we got there even I could not be bothered to drive the passes. For me Porsche and McLaren have daily driving and touring taken care of and are engaging and exciting to drive. I have had 4 Boxster’s and 911’s and they can all be driven daily and do over 30mpg, car tour for a month with space and comfort and are fast and engaging. Likewise McLaren’s, loads of space, stupid fast, engaging and 35+ mpg. Just my thoughts….

    1. Petrol Ped Avatar
      Petrol Ped

      With this one being RWD it changes the dynamic of the car a lot 👍

  20. jwmurphyccsis Avatar

    Good to see a car like this do the day to day stuff and with your wife driving. It really does tick all the boxes in a unassuming way. Future classic for sure and one you can drive.

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