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

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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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  1. Coyote

    Coyote

    Uur geleden

    How did it feel to drive home in the Jimny?

  2. Morgan Guts

    Morgan Guts

    13 uur geleden

    Mat, the original R8 is timeless and is an absolute pleasure to drive and own, can get pricey to insure and maintain and stuff but was well worth it for me back in the day. Edit: Had an original V10 manual but the V8 is arguably a better driver's car, doesn't sound as good of course but makes for a better balance on twisty roads because that V10 is a tiny bit overpowered on some roads. But then again, I've got a diesel now lol so what do I know

  3. J K

    J K

    16 uur geleden

    The original R8 has been one of my dream cars since I learned how to drive. Please get one if you can. So good.

  4. Ryan Craggs

    Ryan Craggs

    20 uur geleden

    Get one

  5. sean sawyer

    sean sawyer

    Dag geleden

    old one better

  6. VUG

    VUG

    Dag geleden

    Mat, your job and your life are cars! You have an obligation to yourself and US to get one! Let us know how it goes.

  7. Spam Ansh

    Spam Ansh

    Dag geleden

    It has a manual. WOW

  8. Vince Vince

    Vince Vince

    Dag geleden

    Too many adverts

  9. Nicolas Bocchino

    Nicolas Bocchino

    2 dagen geleden

    I think that generation of r8 with the gated manual is a future classic. Not so sure about the r-tronic

  10. Wri2727

    Wri2727

    2 dagen geleden

    I feel like the only reason someone on the internet hasn't made a "Mat Watson out of context" video is because it would just be far too easy.

  11. Daniel Usoltsev

    Daniel Usoltsev

    3 dagen geleden

    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!

  12. JammyJunior

    JammyJunior

    3 dagen geleden

    They are just a bit slow, they look great

  13. Mark's Cars

    Mark's Cars

    3 dagen geleden

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

  14. F A

    F A

    3 dagen geleden

    YEAHHHH get one Matt!!!!

  15. Janson

    Janson

    3 dagen geleden

    This car still looks good after all this time

  16. Paully.G

    Paully.G

    3 dagen geleden

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

  17. Oliver Crazy Tod

    Oliver Crazy Tod

    3 dagen geleden

    Gret review

  18. Daz Morland

    Daz Morland

    4 dagen geleden

    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 :)

  19. Stop busting my balls

    Stop busting my balls

    4 dagen geleden

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

  20. buk kuk

    buk kuk

    4 dagen geleden

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

  21. fffwe

    fffwe

    4 dagen geleden

    Drivers fear for safety as years-long recall fails to catch some engine failures watch?v=2iaMHhWkSNw everyone should watch this CBC documentary.

  22. Fair Human

    Fair Human

    5 dagen geleden

    It looks dated now

  23. 김병석

    김병석

    5 dagen geleden

    nlcameras.info/wiki/i52WfnqMrZG9q6g/video

  24. Max

    Max

    5 dagen geleden

    Get the google pixel 5!

  25. R8 Pilot

    R8 Pilot

    5 dagen geleden

    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.

  26. Gavin Green

    Gavin Green

    5 dagen geleden

    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

  27. Harrhys Rafiq

    Harrhys Rafiq

    6 dagen geleden

    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

  28. kostokaroto

    kostokaroto

    6 dagen geleden

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

  29. James Baxter

    James Baxter

    6 dagen geleden

    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.

  30. James Baxter

    James Baxter

    6 dagen geleden

    Looks so much nicer than the newer designs

  31. Donger

    Donger

    6 dagen geleden

    Get the V8

  32. Simon Alexander Critchley

    Simon Alexander Critchley

    6 dagen geleden

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

  33. kolim jone

    kolim jone

    7 dagen geleden

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

  34. ANDREW GOOCH

    ANDREW GOOCH

    7 dagen geleden

    Get one and let Yanni wrap it!!

  35. Matthew Lansdown

    Matthew Lansdown

    7 dagen geleden

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

  36. Balazs Pinter

    Balazs Pinter

    7 dagen geleden

    Actually DONT EVER TOUCH IT... 🤣🤣🤣

  37. mark labuschagne

    mark labuschagne

    7 dagen geleden

    Then gear changes be so slow

    • kolim jone

      kolim jone

      7 dagen geleden

      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

  38. Lewis White

    Lewis White

    7 dagen geleden

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

  39. shardox1404 Sk

    shardox1404 Sk

    7 dagen geleden

    Damn bro you work

  40. ΠΝΞ

    ΠΝΞ

    7 dagen geleden

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

  41. Proxer gaming

    Proxer gaming

    7 dagen geleden

    3 youtubers comment in this video

  42. VJP

    VJP

    7 dagen geleden

    I do love this car. Super nice!

  43. redraider 55

    redraider 55

    7 dagen geleden

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

  44. Tristan Drew

    Tristan Drew

    8 dagen geleden

    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 :)

  45. soiung toiue

    soiung toiue

    8 dagen geleden

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

  46. FixxxeR208

    FixxxeR208

    8 dagen geleden

    Yes we know it's the 2007 R8

  47. iamvolant

    iamvolant

    8 dagen geleden

    orrr just get an f type v6

  48. Dirty Biker

    Dirty Biker

    8 dagen geleden

    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

      8 dagen geleden

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

  49. VDPEFi

    VDPEFi

    8 dagen geleden

    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.

  50. Filip Rybárik

    Filip Rybárik

    8 dagen geleden

    Nfs Carbon

  51. luminor007

    luminor007

    9 dagen geleden

    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.

  52. Mark Levin

    Mark Levin

    9 dagen geleden

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

  53. luminor007

    luminor007

    9 dagen geleden

    I thought Alan Partridge drove a Lexus?

  54. luminor007

    luminor007

    9 dagen geleden

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

  55. Ailsa Ni

    Ailsa Ni

    9 dagen geleden

    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 😭🤣

  56. Frank luxobzor

    Frank luxobzor

    9 dagen geleden

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

  57. Oliver Crazy Tod

    Oliver Crazy Tod

    9 dagen geleden

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

  58. matiss hansens

    matiss hansens

    9 dagen geleden

    You shouldnt get 1 car u have to get moreeee

    • Ailsa Ni

      Ailsa Ni

      9 dagen geleden

      Mats almost becoming yianni with all his cars.

  59. Sergio S

    Sergio S

    9 dagen geleden

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

  60. Aaron P

    Aaron P

    9 dagen geleden

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

  61. Tdot Eva

    Tdot Eva

    10 dagen geleden

    Yes get one

  62. HereIgoAgain

    HereIgoAgain

    10 dagen geleden

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

  63. jack mason

    jack mason

    10 dagen geleden

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

  64. Nath Media

    Nath Media

    10 dagen geleden

    Love the content keep it up

  65. Viktor Balko

    Viktor Balko

    10 dagen geleden

    Definitely get one

  66. suburbans nation

    suburbans nation

    10 dagen geleden

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

  67. NicJaac

    NicJaac

    10 dagen geleden

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

  68. CatsExe

    CatsExe

    10 dagen geleden

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

  69. oiuet souiu

    oiuet souiu

    10 dagen geleden

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

  70. Khadija Shaheen

    Khadija Shaheen

    10 dagen geleden

    Hi hi

  71. Hare Brahs

    Hare Brahs

    10 dagen geleden

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

  72. Nfsmw_fan

    Nfsmw_fan

    10 dagen geleden

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

  73. Ibrahim Ahmed

    Ibrahim Ahmed

    10 dagen geleden

    Mats almost becoming yianni with all his cars.

    • oiuet souiu

      oiuet souiu

      10 dagen geleden

      Have you bought it yet?

  74. Rory Single

    Rory Single

    10 dagen geleden

    Buy one

  75. Midwest To Metropolis

    Midwest To Metropolis

    10 dagen geleden

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

  76. Bolia Fops

    Bolia Fops

    10 dagen geleden

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

  77. Tun Piccolo

    Tun Piccolo

    10 dagen geleden

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

  78. Christopher Edwards

    Christopher Edwards

    10 dagen geleden

    We’re you at Clarkson’s farm!?

  79. keith wilkins

    keith wilkins

    10 dagen geleden

    What is progress ,then ?

    • Bolia Fops

      Bolia Fops

      10 dagen geleden

      In finland here, this costs $150,000 lmao

  80. keio

    keio

    10 dagen geleden

    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 🤣

  81. ClutchCraft

    ClutchCraft

    10 dagen geleden

    The other day I watched a carbuyer episode from 2010 with you in 😂

  82. Kyland719

    Kyland719

    10 dagen geleden

    mat definitely snap one up while they are cheap

  83. Kyland719

    Kyland719

    10 dagen geleden

    hehe looks like a fancy version of my b7 audi a4 :)

  84. Martin efc

    Martin efc

    10 dagen geleden

    Get mat armstrong on here mat watson 👍👍

  85. A1MYT MCOC

    A1MYT MCOC

    10 dagen geleden

    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?

  86. DenvilX

    DenvilX

    10 dagen geleden

    Did he just change gears without pressing in clutch? O_O

    • vinasu maaj

      vinasu maaj

      10 dagen geleden

      Hello from Kazakhstan🇰🇿

  87. Eric Jessop

    Eric Jessop

    11 dagen geleden

    Have you bought it yet?

    • vinasu maaj

      vinasu maaj

      10 dagen geleden

      Looks way better than the new one!

  88. Besnik Koka

    Besnik Koka

    11 dagen geleden

    Get one

  89. Teletubby Po

    Teletubby Po

    11 dagen geleden

    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 Po

      Teletubby Po

      10 dagen geleden

      @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

    • Jaheim Williams

      Jaheim Williams

      10 dagen geleden

      @Teletubby Po oh i was joking the i8 is actually really good man well done on you

    • Teletubby Po

      Teletubby Po

      10 dagen geleden

      @Jaheim Williams nope I bought the i8

    • Jaheim Williams

      Jaheim Williams

      11 dagen geleden

      i8 because it’s an awesome car

  90. shayan mohseni

    shayan mohseni

    11 dagen geleden

    I think the design of this car is timeless and even much better than the new one.

  91. Mohammed Amhadouch

    Mohammed Amhadouch

    11 dagen geleden

    The breaks are not that good. They are borrowed from the RS4 which makes them unfit for the weight of the R8.

  92. A Robinson

    A Robinson

    11 dagen geleden

    No Mat you're gonna push the prices/desire up!!!

  93. Alesso Sca

    Alesso Sca

    11 dagen geleden

    Great car but I’d take a 997 S at this price point

  94. Muha As

    Muha As

    11 dagen geleden

    In finland here, this costs $150,000 lmao

  95. ST0DY

    ST0DY

    11 dagen geleden

    Fun fact: this exact same car was on Top Gear Edit: I apologize in advance if I "copied" someone without knowing

    • dueeh nyyu

      dueeh nyyu

      11 dagen geleden

      Sell the porsche and buy the R8.

  96. Lineage2Ertheia

    Lineage2Ertheia

    11 dagen geleden

    is just a tt

    • dueeh nyyu

      dueeh nyyu

      11 dagen geleden

      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

  97. Richard Latham

    Richard Latham

    11 dagen geleden

    Get it!!!!!!!

  98. Carlito

    Carlito

    11 dagen geleden

    Better get a gtr

  99. A7ftt

    A7ftt

    11 dagen geleden

    Too many ads

  100. the Wellness Channel

    the Wellness Channel

    11 dagen geleden

    Looks way better than the new one!

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