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When you drive by someone's house in an Audi R8, the people in the front always smile. This happens even in Malibu, California, where people instinctively glare at Italian exotic cars, perhaps for fear that it might be some trashy Hollywood teen idol planning to move into the neighborhood.
We're here in Malibu to drive a few models of the 2014 R8. In fact, there's an entire array of 2014 Audi R8s awaiting us – every available R8 test car in America. It makes us feel like, well, some kind of teen idol with just a little too much cash in his pocket.
The 2014 R8s are lined up on the flagstones of the long driveway of this big house in the hills above Pacific Coast Highway. They're in every color, as if someone had spilled a very expensive bag of Skittles.
For the 2014 car, a slightly modified, hexagonal full-
Once you're in the driver's seat, you'll now find R8 badges on the doorsills, the
shift lever, the optional, multi-
More engines, more speeds, fewer pounds
The arrival of the 2014 Audi R8 V10 Plus is the headline news, as it carries a high-
It takes the R8 V10 Plus some 3.7 seconds to reach 60 mph with the six-
If you've got an R8 with the V10 Plus engine behind you, the car will be wearing
Just as important, you'll be carrying a little less weight with you in the 2014 R8
than before. The all-
Choose your own adventure
If it's a sunny morning and you can see the Pacific Ocean from where you are, which
If you're going for a drive along Pacific Coast Highway, it'll be the $173,800 Audi
R8 V10 Spyder with S-
Latigo Canyon usually would be the last place we'd take a car like the $114,900 Audi
R8 coupe with a six-
When you're at the wheel of the $179,645 Audi R8 V10 Plus with S-
No matter which flavor you pick, the 2014 Audi R8 remains the most civilized and drivable of exotic cars. It's meant to be enjoyable, not intimidating. No wonder people smile at it wherever you go.
2014 Audi R8 Spyder, R8 V10 and R8 V10 Plus
August 2nd 2013