An Audi for the Road That Drives Like a Race Car

The new year always brings with it automotive nirvana: a rash of new vehicles that are quicker, prettier, and more fuel-efficient than the previous year's. For 2010, one standout is the Audi R8 5.2, a raucous V10 that's as fetching to look at as it is agile to drive. At first glance it appears to be a race car: angular, low riding, and with a track-eating 5.2-liter, 525-horsepower engine under a transparent cover in the rear.The R8's superior handling comes courtesy of a midmounted engine that...
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