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

  • Published on Feb 21, 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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Comments • 70

  • Daniel Usoltsev
    Daniel Usoltsev 8 hours ago

    I bought one myself and is just the best thing ever. It’s perfect as a daily driver, if you want to go on a trip it’s actually amazing how comfortable it is. Please Mat, get one!

  • JammyJunior
    JammyJunior 8 hours ago

    They are just a bit slow, they look great

  • Mark's Cars
    Mark's Cars 9 hours ago

    I wonder if German-speaking channel presenters also attempt 1970s-style British accents in the name of very misguided humour.

  • F A
    F A 10 hours ago

    YEAHHHH get one Matt!!!!

  • Janson
    Janson 14 hours ago

    This car still looks good after all this time

  • Paully.G
    Paully.G 21 hour ago

    found an 2008 one £29,000 just need to save a bit more 😂

  • Oliver Crazy Tod
    Oliver Crazy Tod 22 hours ago

    Gret review

  • Daz Morland
    Daz Morland Day ago

    My mate had a 2008 one last year and threw it in a ditch, and wrote it off! He let me have a go before he binned it, and it was awesome. Automatic with paddle shift on the wheel, nice :)

  • Stop busting my balls

    I have the feeling you don’t have to tell me about the app but you just like being paid to tell me about

  • buk kuk
    buk kuk 2 days ago

    great design ....
    .. new ones look .. messy ...

  • fffwe
    fffwe 2 days ago +1

    Drivers fear for safety as years-long recall fails to catch some engine failures
    everyone should watch this CBC documentary.

  • Fair Human
    Fair Human 2 days ago

    It looks dated now

  • 김병석
    김병석 2 days ago

  • Max
    Max 2 days ago

    Get the google pixel 5!

  • R8 Pilot
    R8 Pilot 2 days ago

    Had one and blew a engine at just 6 months old in 2008 on the track(timing chain failed big).Audi was the best and so good at looking after me I bought another 2 variants over the next 4 years Moved onto Porsche since but your review Matt is spot on in regards to the drive and design of the classic R8.

  • Gavin Green
    Gavin Green 3 days ago

    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

  • Harrhys Rafiq
    Harrhys Rafiq 3 days ago

    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

  • kostokaroto
    kostokaroto 3 days ago

    Let's see how many subscribers can I get from this video

  • James Baxter
    James Baxter 3 days ago

    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 Baxter
    James Baxter 3 days ago

    Looks so much nicer than the newer designs

  • Donger
    Donger 3 days ago

    Get the V8

  • Simon Alexander Critchley

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

  • kolim jone
    kolim jone 4 days ago

    Definitely a futur classic but I'd spend the extra money on the v10

    ANDREW GOOCH 4 days ago

    Get one and let Yanni wrap it!!

  • Matthew Lansdown
    Matthew Lansdown 4 days ago

    Get one that car is amazing I'd rather get the audi than the tesla model s

  • Balazs Pinter
    Balazs Pinter 4 days ago

    Actually DONT EVER TOUCH IT... 🤣🤣🤣

  • mark labuschagne
    mark labuschagne 4 days ago

    Then gear changes be so slow

    • kolim jone
      kolim jone 4 days ago

      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

  • Lewis White
    Lewis White 4 days ago

    Or buy a f10 m5 for 5 k cheaper that is also faster

  • shardox1404 Sk
    shardox1404 Sk 4 days ago

    Damn bro you work

  • ΠΝΞ
    ΠΝΞ 5 days ago

    hahahahaa me as a german,
    when Matt everytime tries to speak german with culture 😆

  • Proxer Gaming
    Proxer Gaming 5 days ago

    3 youtubers comment in this video

  • VJP
    VJP 5 days ago

    I do love this car. Super nice!

  • redraider 55
    redraider 55 5 days ago

    Love your reviews,no bull just straight as it is,great stuff.

  • Tristan Drew
    Tristan Drew 5 days ago

    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 :)

  • soiung toiue
    soiung toiue 5 days ago

    Even though it has a V8 underneath, that back glass still has heater wires 🤔

  • FixxxeR208
    FixxxeR208 5 days ago

    Yes we know it's the 2007 R8

  • iamvolant
    iamvolant 5 days ago

    orrr just get an f type v6

  • Dirty Biker
    Dirty Biker 5 days ago

    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.

    • soiung toiue
      soiung toiue 5 days ago

      I could afford to buy one but it’s the maintenance that worries me

  • VDPEFi
    VDPEFi 5 days ago

    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.

  • Filip Rybárik
    Filip Rybárik 6 days ago

    Nfs Carbon

  • luminor007
    luminor007 6 days ago

    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.

  • Mark Levin
    Mark Levin 6 days ago

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

  • luminor007
    luminor007 6 days ago

    I thought Alan Partridge drove a Lexus?

  • luminor007
    luminor007 6 days ago +1

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

  • Ailsa Ni
    Ailsa Ni 6 days ago

    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 😭🤣

  • Frank luxobzor
    Frank luxobzor 6 days ago

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

  • Oliver Crazy Tod
    Oliver Crazy Tod 6 days ago

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

  • matiss hansens
    matiss hansens 6 days ago

    You shouldnt get 1 car u have to get moreeee

    • Ailsa Ni
      Ailsa Ni 6 days ago

      Mats almost becoming yianni with all his cars.

  • Sergio S
    Sergio S 7 days ago +1

    Matt, pone este canal es Español porfa!!! Saludos desde Argentina.

  • Aaron P
    Aaron P 7 days ago

    Dream car right here, as long as you got the cash to maintain it

  • Tdot Eva
    Tdot Eva 7 days ago

    Yes get one

  • HereIgoAgain
    HereIgoAgain 7 days ago

    Love Audi's design language from that period. Not a big fan of the current one.

  • jack mason
    jack mason 7 days ago

    I could afford to buy one but it’s the maintenance that worries me

  • Nath Media
    Nath Media 7 days ago

    Love the content keep it up

  • Viktor Balko
    Viktor Balko 7 days ago

    Definitely get one

  • suburbans nation
    suburbans nation 7 days ago

    I didnt know English talk in miles??? WTF? Americanized? You stupid people, i stop watching your shows. Miles??? LOOOOL

  • NicJaac
    NicJaac 7 days ago

    Matt. Goodbye to your Porsche, and hello to your new Audi R8 V8

  • CatsExe
    CatsExe 7 days ago

    This car was the first supercar that i loved amd first time when i become audi fanboi

  • oiuet souiu
    oiuet souiu 7 days ago

    this is the exact car that Top gear tested back when it was new

  • Khadija Shaheen
    Khadija Shaheen 7 days ago

    Hi hi

  • Hare Brahs
    Hare Brahs 7 days ago

    R8 looks as sterile as a hospital corridor, no thanks.

  • Nfsmw_fan
    Nfsmw_fan 7 days ago

    vw i want: this r8
    vw i have: 07’ passat

  • Ibrahim Ahmed
    Ibrahim Ahmed 7 days ago +1

    Mats almost becoming yianni with all his cars.

  • Rory Single
    Rory Single 7 days ago

    Buy one

  • Midwest To Metropolis

    The question is... Base C8 corvette or V8 R8?

  • Bolia Fops
    Bolia Fops 7 days ago

    As follows ;) 1. R8 future classic. 2. My dream car 3. Buy one!

  • Tun Piccolo
    Tun Piccolo 7 days ago +5

    me with 600 bucks salary:
    It's a bargain!

  • Christopher Edwards
    Christopher Edwards 7 days ago

    We’re you at Clarkson’s farm!?

  • keith wilkins
    keith wilkins 7 days ago

    What is progress ,then ?

    • Bolia Fops
      Bolia Fops 7 days ago

      In finland here, this costs $150,000 lmao

  • keio
    keio 7 days ago

    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 🤣