Living with a supercar might seem quite glamorous but it often isn’t. While it might sound boring, supercars aren’t very practical. They have small trunks, tight cabins, only two seats and can be difficult to see out of and park. So when Becky Evans (you might know her as ‘Queen B’) took delivery of an Audi R8 V10 press loaner for a month, we sort of kept an eye on her updates to see what it’s like to actually live with one.
Turns out, there’s some good and some bad to supercar ownership and daily driving. Go figure.
For a bit of a refresher course, the Audi R8 V10 uses a 5.2 liter naturally-aspirated V10 engine that makes a very healthy 562 hp. It can also hit 60 mph in around 3.2 seconds. So i’s a seriously fast machine. It’s also quite fun to drive and it makes a brilliant noise. All of that is really exciting and makes the R8 a ton of fun to drive. However, it’s not enough to make it a great daily.
Because the Audi R8 is wide, it actually seems to be quite tricky to navigate tighter roads and parking lots. Evans’ admits that there were a few scary moments, where she thought she might curb the wheels. It’s also a bit nerve-wracking in traffic, especially when you don’t own it, as in Evans’ case. It also doesn’t have a large trunk or back seats, so it’s not the most practical car to live with everyday. Although, she did manage to fit a lip spoiler in the passenger seat, so that’s not too bad.
What’s interesting is that the Audi R8 is considered the “Everyday Supercar”, the sort of supercar that you can actually use and live with. As least that’s what it’s supposed to be. And in some respects it is easy to live with… relative to other supercars. But as an actual daily drive, it can be a bit tricky to live with, despite how fun it is when you get the chance to flog it.
So it’s probably best to have the Audi R8 for weekend fun and keep something smaller, more practical and easier to drive for the mundane daily stuff.