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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  • my tuned 2005 4.2l Audi S4 does 0-60 in 5.0 😅, although it is an auto and im sure this R8 could do a lot better run with a new clutch and better conditions

    Gavin GreenGavin Green13 timmar sedan
  • It shouldn’t really be a question to buy an r8, it should be “ when I buy an r8” In other words... yes Matt, but one

    Harrhys RafiqHarrhys Rafiq19 timmar sedan
  • Let's see how many subscribers can I get from this video

    kostokarotokostokaroto22 timmar sedan
  • I run performance and supercar road rally events and everyone's always so shocked when I tell them I've never had points! 😂 Audi's infotainment systems felt dated when they were new! At least it's a simple job to swap it out. You priced very high for those jobs, a clutch job on this is £1k at almost any indy inc. parts. The mag suspension is expensive, around £2500 inc. parts, but you can convert to standard suspension and have it coded out.

    James BaxterJames BaxterDag sedan
  • Looks so much nicer than the newer designs

    James BaxterJames BaxterDag sedan
  • Get the V8

    DongerDongerDag sedan
  • A bargain at 40,000 quid ,but you need another 40K to maintain and replace parts,just saying...

    Simon Alexander CritchleySimon Alexander CritchleyDag sedan
  • Definitely a futur classic but I'd spend the extra money on the v10

    kolim jonekolim joneDag sedan
  • Get one and let Yanni wrap it!!

    ANDREW GOOCHANDREW GOOCHDag sedan
  • Get one that car is amazing I'd rather get the audi than the tesla model s

    Matthew LansdownMatthew Lansdown2 dagar sedan
  • Actually DONT EVER TOUCH IT... 🤣🤣🤣

    Balazs PinterBalazs Pinter2 dagar sedan
  • Then gear changes be so slow

    mark labuschagnemark labuschagne2 dagar sedan
    • 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 ba

      kolim jonekolim joneDag sedan
  • Or buy a f10 m5 for 5 k cheaper that is also faster

    Lewis WhiteLewis White2 dagar sedan
  • Damn bro you work

    shardox1404 Skshardox1404 Sk2 dagar sedan
  • hahahahaa me as a german, when Matt everytime tries to speak german with culture 😆

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  • 3 youtubers comment in this video

    Proxer GamingProxer Gaming2 dagar sedan
  • I do love this car. Super nice!

    VJPVJP2 dagar sedan
  • Love your reviews,no bull just straight as it is,great stuff.

    redraider 55redraider 552 dagar sedan
  • 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 Drew2 dagar sedan
  • Even though it has a V8 underneath, that back glass still has heater wires 🤔

    soiung toiuesoiung toiue2 dagar sedan
  • Yes we know it's the 2007 R8

    FixxxeR208FixxxeR2082 dagar sedan
  • orrr just get an f type v6

    iamvolantiamvolant2 dagar sedan
  • 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 Biker3 dagar sedan
    • I could afford to buy one but it’s the maintenance that worries me

      soiung toiuesoiung toiue2 dagar sedan
  • 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.

    VDPEFiVDPEFi3 dagar sedan
  • Nfs Carbon

    Filip RybárikFilip Rybárik3 dagar sedan
  • 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.

    luminor007luminor0073 dagar sedan
  • New Audio system=£400....Aux cable=£2 and your phone battery lasts longer too.

    Mark LevinMark Levin3 dagar sedan
  • I thought Alan Partridge drove a Lexus?

    luminor007luminor0073 dagar sedan
  • It's a Bargain!! Until it breaks and your in debt.

    luminor007luminor0073 dagar sedan
  • 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 Ni3 dagar sedan
  • Love your chanel. Great video,great car. One day i will do review on one like this as well.

    Frank luxobzorFrank luxobzor3 dagar sedan
  • 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 Tod3 dagar sedan
  • You shouldnt get 1 car u have to get moreeee

    matiss hansensmatiss hansens3 dagar sedan
    • Mats almost becoming yianni with all his cars.

      Ailsa NiAilsa Ni3 dagar sedan
  • Matt, pone este canal es Español porfa!!! Saludos desde Argentina.

    Sergio SSergio S4 dagar sedan
  • Dream car right here, as long as you got the cash to maintain it

    Aaron PAaron P4 dagar sedan
  • Yes get one

    Tdot EvaTdot Eva4 dagar sedan
  • Love Audi's design language from that period. Not a big fan of the current one.

    HereIgoAgainHereIgoAgain4 dagar sedan
  • I could afford to buy one but it’s the maintenance that worries me

    jack masonjack mason4 dagar sedan
  • Love the content keep it up

    Nath MediaNath Media4 dagar sedan
  • Definitely get one

    Viktor BalkoViktor Balko4 dagar sedan
  • I didnt know English talk in miles??? WTF? Americanized? You stupid people, i stop watching your shows. Miles??? LOOOOL

    suburbans nationsuburbans nation4 dagar sedan
  • Matt. Goodbye to your Porsche, and hello to your new Audi R8 V8

    NicJaacNicJaac4 dagar sedan
  • This car was the first supercar that i loved amd first time when i become audi fanboi

    CatsExeCatsExe4 dagar sedan
  • this is the exact car that Top gear tested back when it was new

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  • Hi hi

    Khadija ShaheenKhadija Shaheen4 dagar sedan
  • R8 looks as sterile as a hospital corridor, no thanks.

    Hare BrahsHare Brahs4 dagar sedan
  • vw i want: this r8 vw i have: 07’ passat

    Nfsmw_fanNfsmw_fan4 dagar sedan
  • Mats almost becoming yianni with all his cars.

    Ibrahim AhmedIbrahim Ahmed4 dagar sedan
    • Have you bought it yet?

      oiuet souiuoiuet souiu4 dagar sedan
  • Buy one

    Rory SingleRory Single4 dagar sedan
  • The question is... Base C8 corvette or V8 R8?

    Midwest To MetropolisMidwest To Metropolis4 dagar sedan
  • As follows ;) 1. R8 future classic. 2. My dream car 3. Buy one!

    Bolia FopsBolia Fops5 dagar sedan
  • me with 600 bucks salary: It's a bargain!

    Tun PiccoloTun Piccolo5 dagar sedan
  • We’re you at Clarkson’s farm!?

    Christopher EdwardsChristopher Edwards5 dagar sedan
  • What is progress ,then ?

    keith wilkinskeith wilkins5 dagar sedan
    • In finland here, this costs $150,000 lmao

      Bolia FopsBolia Fops5 dagar sedan
  • 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 🤣

    keiokeio5 dagar sedan
  • The other day I watched a carbuyer episode from 2010 with you in 😂

    ClutchCraftClutchCraft5 dagar sedan
  • mat definitely snap one up while they are cheap

    Kyland719Kyland7195 dagar sedan
  • hehe looks like a fancy version of my b7 audi a4 :)

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  • Get mat armstrong on here mat watson 👍👍

    Martin efcMartin efc5 dagar sedan
  • 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 MCOC5 dagar sedan
  • Did he just change gears without pressing in clutch? O_O

    DenvilXDenvilX5 dagar sedan
    • Hello from Kazakhstan🇰🇿

      vinasu maajvinasu maaj5 dagar sedan
  • Have you bought it yet?

    Eric JessopEric Jessop5 dagar sedan
    • Looks way better than the new one!

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  • Get one

    Besnik KokaBesnik Koka5 dagar sedan
  • 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 Po5 dagar sedan
    • @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 Po5 dagar sedan
    • @Teletubby Po oh i was joking the i8 is actually really good man well done on you

      Jaheim WilliamsJaheim Williams5 dagar sedan
    • @Jaheim Williams nope I bought the i8

      Teletubby PoTeletubby Po5 dagar sedan
    • i8 because it’s an awesome car

      Jaheim WilliamsJaheim Williams5 dagar sedan
  • I think the design of this car is timeless and even much better than the new one.

    shayan mohsenishayan mohseni5 dagar sedan
  • The breaks are not that good. They are borrowed from the RS4 which makes them unfit for the weight of the R8.

    Mohammed AmhadouchMohammed Amhadouch5 dagar sedan
  • No Mat you're gonna push the prices/desire up!!!

    A RobinsonA Robinson5 dagar sedan
  • Great car but I’d take a 997 S at this price point

    Alesso ScaAlesso Sca5 dagar sedan
  • In finland here, this costs $150,000 lmao

    Muha AsMuha As5 dagar sedan
  • Fun fact: this exact same car was on Top Gear Edit: I apologize in advance if I "copied" someone without knowing

    ST0DYST0DY5 dagar sedan
    • Sell the porsche and buy the R8.

      dueeh nyyudueeh nyyu5 dagar sedan
  • is just a tt

    Lineage2ErtheiaLineage2Ertheia5 dagar sedan
    • 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 nyyu5 dagar sedan
  • Get it!!!!!!!

    Richard LathamRichard Latham5 dagar sedan
  • Better get a gtr

    CarlitoCarlito5 dagar sedan
  • Too many ads

    A7fttA7ftt5 dagar sedan
  • Looks way better than the new one!

    the Wellness Channelthe Wellness Channel5 dagar sedan
  • Hello from Kazakhstan🇰🇿

    Joni_broJoni_bro5 dagar sedan
  • You've now planted the seed in your head. You need to get one. It's nice in blue.

    spence wattsspence watts5 dagar sedan
  • I wish Audi offered this car still. V8. AWD. Manual gear box. This doesn't really exist anymore.

    Eleia BarnesEleia Barnes5 dagar sedan
  • definitely get one just like that, but blue

    impressiveismimpressiveism5 dagar sedan
  • Don't get it, save your money for the Model S Plaid

    Pedro DominguesPedro Domingues5 dagar sedan
  • Good review

    Chronic MachinesChronic Machines5 dagar sedan
  • Get one!

    Alexandre BramiAlexandre Brami5 dagar sedan
  • I think this is the same car as the one shown in top gear, which is very cool seworld.info/will/pZmps6yVrKdokok/video

    Ollie WellsOllie Wells5 dagar sedan
  • 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

    992Joel992Joel5 dagar sedan
  • Sell the porsche and buy the R8.

    Viduna WeerasingheViduna Weerasinghe5 dagar sedan
  • 0:57 a bit of excited Joe Swanson there lol

    sleepyICsleepyIC5 dagar sedan
  • Wow, you've said enough to put me off.... beautiful car though.

    Tim CamTim Cam5 dagar sedan
  • 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 W5 dagar sedan
  • I LOVE THE AUDI R8!!!!!

    Kevin LoweryKevin Lowery5 dagar sedan
  • Can you review an ALPINA B7 ?

    Noah De RuyckNoah De Ruyck5 dagar sedan
  • 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 enas6 dagar sedan
  • 😂😂😂😂😂😂

    PlainJanePlainJane6 dagar sedan
  • 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 maaj6 dagar sedan
  • Get the v10 spider

    Dan -Dan -6 dagar sedan
  • GET IT MATT DO IT

    Nero CladiusNero Cladius6 dagar sedan
  • 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 mukherjee6 dagar sedan
    • Absolutely get one. Now I'm gonna have to get one too, thanks a lot Mat lol

      vinasu maajvinasu maaj6 dagar sedan
  • 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 Cladius6 dagar sedan
  • 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 Dimas6 dagar sedan
  • Id have that but with the Lambo V10!

    Theodor SkarsteinTheodor Skarstein6 dagar sedan
  • What kind of insurance do you have Matt?

    Aaron GordonAaron Gordon6 dagar sedan
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