October 15, 2012 - Written by Stefan Johnetty, Photos by Stefan Johnetty and Nick Roshon
What a tough and arduous task, deciding which six Audi R8's to drive in a day's time. Even more important, in which order!? There were hard-top coupes and drop-top Spyders, V8 powered models and those with V10's, ones in cool shades of blue to the warmer hues of orange and red. In the end though, all had the R8 badge on the back, and a price tag far higher than any car in my driveway. Backing up though, sure I've driven the R8 before. I've wrangled both a V8 version and a V10 around my local track of Sears Point, Sonoma Raceway. Today though, I was several hundred miles from home, down in Southern California on unfamiliar roads. On top of that, these were not the same R8's I'd driven before, but rather the "enhanced" 2014 models. These were different circumstances, and these were far different Audis.