Another read while waiting for the doc. Unfortunately this doesn’t turn out the way we hoped…
As much as we all loved driving the R8, Calvin did feel one thing was missing from its driving experience — soul. The R8 is almost too clinical in its ability to do everything well. Calvin offered: “Maybe the car’s soul will shine through after a few thousand miles of ownership…if Audi wants to leave me an R8 for a few months, I could investigate this issue better.” The mark of an intrepid journalist.
If “forced” to drive one of these every day, we were split again: Two chose the real-world comfort and livability of the Audi R8, two saying they’d put up with the Ferrari’s frenzied, exotic nature just for the thrill of it.
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Who makes the best V-8 sports car? We test V-8s from England, Germany, America and Italy.
While the title might not be as catchy as ‘Three V-10s to Yuma,’ we didn’t go to Yuma, and we didn’t drive V-10s. We went to Creston, and we drove V-8s. So where the heck is Creston, you’re probably asking? It’s a little cowboy town in California’s Central Valley, and it happens to be near one of the most challenging, tight and twisty roads known to man. This slithery stretch of blacktop offers everything from blind turns over rises to bumps, jumps and the occasional sand-strewn apex. What better road, then, to take four of the very best sports cars in the world on.
And since we happen to be Americans living in America, we decided to include only sports cars with our favorite type of engine: the normally aspirated V-8. We can’t get enough of a well-bred V-8, the louder, the more powerful…the better. After all, what’s more American than a burly, throbbing, rip-snortin’ V-8? So with four thrilling sports cars in hand — the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Audi R8, Chevrolet Corvette and Ferrari F430 — we attempted to answer this question: Who makes the best V-8 for your sporting pleasure?