Jaco van der Merwe
Head of Motoring
4 minute read
19 Jun 2021
7:20 am

Audi R8 guaranteed to make a statement in any language

Jaco van der Merwe

The new Audi R8 a simplistic modern day super car that combines jet-like dynamism with everyday comfort you will appreciate.

Subtle revisions but with the same V10 power as before.

The best way to describe the Audi R8 is to repeat a conversation I overheard in a language I don’t even understand. But this split-second moment in time perfectly sums up this mesmerising vehicle. While refuelling our test car at a filling station, the petrol attendant’s colleague walked past and spoke to him in what was probably isiZulu in my humble opinion. The sentence finished with “u-aeroplane”. As his colleague answered him with a brisk “u-Audi R8”, I suddenly knew what the rest of the first sentence was about. “What car is this? It looks like an aeroplane." By the...