Here's Why The Original Audi R8 Was Such a Huge Success

The first-generation Audi R8 was a highly successful halo car -- and an excellent sports car. Here's what made it so great.
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  1. Sheem Po

    Sheem Po16 цагийн өмнө

    спасибо !



    One reason. Iron man.

  3. shavingculture

    shavingculture2 өдрийн өмнө

    Money pit car

  4. Bigfoot Kris

    Bigfoot Kris2 өдрийн өмнө

    R8 has always been my dream car

  5. Tristan Calangi

    Tristan Calangi2 өдрийн өмнө

    Am I the only of few people who liked the V8 more because of the sound? Lmao

  6. karlo vodopija

    karlo vodopija2 өдрийн өмнө

    are you also have a snzzy labs chanel?

  7. Sean Kemp

    Sean Kemp4 өдрийн өмнө

    The R8s are so perfect. Would def be a daily driver

  8. Sean Kemp

    Sean Kemp4 өдрийн өмнө

    The biggest "halo" move by any car company was the KIA STINGER move lol. I mean so fucking far out of left field. I wish I was in that meeting when they pitched that thing. Absolutely no performance background not even close. Then all the sudden they decided to pull a hail marry move and go for one of the best categories but easily the quickest way to flop a brand...performance sedan. Not only that but they had the smartest move ever instead of going n/a a just making another pos run of the mill that nobody cares about except for the "I just got out of the basic for army reserve, so here's my bonus check" (cough, cough, Toyota, cough cough...;).) They decided to go the smart route and do a turbo v6 and under-rate the shit out of it. Not only that but they did it well, VERY WELL!!! I mean what an absolute beast move! Like they took the bmw 340i and said " yea, like that one, but cheaper. Dont skimp of handling and performance though, only materials". I have so much respect for Kia (never thought I'd say that lol). Kudos to them for coming out swinging. I daily drive a 2011 c63 for the last 5 years..test drove a STINGER GT2 AWD and recently my buddies GT2 RWD with tune and downpipe from burger with a flex fuel e85 kit 70/30 mix. I have to say I'm nothing short of overjoyed! What a car! I'd never trade my c63 in but I can appreciate any other sedan with the woooah factor

  9. Grey Fox

    Grey Fox4 өдрийн өмнө

    It was a huge success because it was a basically a V8 Lamborghini, and then it was a Lamborghini with a German Badge when it got the same V10.

  10. the Achaean

    the Achaean4 өдрийн өмнө

    Basically it is a VW on steroids. Boooooooringg.

  11. Will Osborne

    Will Osborne4 өдрийн өмнө

    The other “mystery dial” is the headlight angle.

  12. Ross Stewart

    Ross Stewart5 өдрийн өмнө

    Could you do a video about the 2012 option if it’s the same thing let me know

  13. Richard Smith

    Richard Smith5 өдрийн өмнө

    It’s the poor mans Bugatti

  14. josephrash1

    josephrash16 өдрийн өмнө

    This is the facelift version with a waaaay better gearshift, I had the 2011 model V10 and the shit gear was awful but without a dought one of the best car you can buy, but buy the facelift one with the better shift

  15. josephrash1

    josephrash16 өдрийн өмнө

    And this version came in 2013 model

  16. Drew Myrick

    Drew Myrick6 өдрийн өмнө

    doug it look like u did a couple lines before this video. u good bud?

  17. Jesus Martinez

    Jesus Martinez6 өдрийн өмнө

    Damn, did the owner decide he was going to give you 5 minutes to review the car? You talking hella fast AF

  18. coolyo17

    coolyo176 өдрийн өмнө

    Just gonna assume that little window is due to Audi not being able to stretch that window all the way to the back because of the door latch built into the door


    VIPUL ANAND6 өдрийн өмнө

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="117">1:57</a> that music hits right in the feels

  20. ACDCRocksmay Yoboiyoboi

    ACDCRocksmay Yoboiyoboi6 өдрийн өмнө


  21. mcweb

    mcweb7 өдрийн өмнө

    the blank dial at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="540">9:00</a> looks like a adjustment for light's height. maybe it is not needed for xenon (auto adjusted?)

  22. mcweb

    mcweb7 өдрийн өмнө

    the small cup holder is nice for 0.33 liter beer bottles ofc

  23. Christian Paniccioli

    Christian Paniccioli8 өдрийн өмнө


  24. Shawn Schroeder

    Shawn Schroeder9 өдрийн өмнө

    He came out saying "THIS" as his first word in the video. IMAGINE THAT!

  25. Element Films

    Element Films10 өдрийн өмнө

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="478">7:58</a> I think the mini cup holder is for a babycino

  26. Filip Radovic

    Filip Radovic10 өдрийн өмнө

    Oh i like that car but i dont having it.

  27. Progressive Libertarian Viewer

    Progressive Libertarian Viewer12 өдрийн өмнө

    One word: Ironman Audi in general; The Transporter...

  28. Darlene Garrett

    Darlene Garrett12 өдрийн өмнө

  29. SicMinorThreat

    SicMinorThreat12 өдрийн өмнө

    Honestly I think this r8 body style is better than the new one

  30. Superman

    Superman12 өдрийн өмнө


  31. Chad Thompson

    Chad Thompson12 өдрийн өмнө

    The center hole in the cup holders is for cups with handles -- like a stainless steel coffee mug you'd take in to work (or for a german a beerstein ;)

  32. Tharun Kumar A R

    Tharun Kumar A R13 өдрийн өмнө

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="557">9:17</a> : My Favorite Minute!!!!!! LOL!!! !!! !!! !!! !!!! !!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. Tharun Kumar A R

    Tharun Kumar A R13 өдрийн өмнө

    Audi rules!!! We just got a Q7 and it is awesome!

  34. snowy-iwnl-

    snowy-iwnl-13 өдрийн өмнө

    I think this one looks better than the new one

  35. Sid

    Sid15 өдрийн өмнө

    I think it became even more famous when it featured in iron man 2

  36. DiFF7Skyns

    DiFF7Skyns16 өдрийн өмнө

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="360">6:00</a> Now, it's the first thing I'm gonna do when I even got inside an R8. haha

  37. Splash

    Splash16 өдрийн өмнө

    The second small dial is usually to angle the headlights up and down so that you dont blind people when you have some heavy load in your trunk. But since this car has no trunk it propably has no need for such a dial

  38. Baby J

    Baby J16 өдрийн өмнө

    This guy reviews the car to his liking .. don’t take his word for everything. If you like it you like it

  39. Nic

    Nic17 өдрийн өмнө

    what an idiot, does this guy not know what downforce is? dont think Audi's design for the height and size of the wing had anything to do with "how obnoxious the drivers are".

  40. Jamin Chowdhury

    Jamin Chowdhury17 өдрийн өмнө

    After he pointed out that little window i couldn't stop staring at it

  41. Sameer Hinduja

    Sameer Hinduja18 өдрийн өмнө

    I live in Mumbai,India. When this car came out it was a huge eye candy head turner. Only A list actors or sportsmen could afford it due to taxes. There were like just 2 of them here in 2011. Lol.

  42. WarriorWithin

    WarriorWithin18 өдрийн өмнө

    Headlight level That’s what the blank switch is for

  43. Jovan Jovanovic

    Jovan Jovanovic18 өдрийн өмнө

    I think the blank dial is soposed to be a headlight or interior dome light dimmer

  44. Dopa Hkiin

    Dopa Hkiin19 өдрийн өмнө

    Those rims are supreme

  45. ImmersiveGamer83

    ImmersiveGamer8319 өдрийн өмнө

    Sooo cheap🌷😁 "Only just over a hundred grand" 😐🥀

  46. Hedu Soto

    Hedu Soto19 өдрийн өмнө

    Doug the type of guy to not make one mention about Tony Stark choosing this car

  47. MustacheRebel

    MustacheRebel21 өдрийн өмнө

    The Little "Cupholder" in the middle is for these Wrigleys Gum containers. The Second little "dial" on the speedometer is probably a leftover from cars with normal headlights where you can adjust the hight level if u got smth on your back like a trailer to make up for the hight difference. Cause we know Car manufacturys like to reuse stuff.

  48. Marian Alex

    Marian Alex21 өдрийн өмнө

    The blank switch could be for headlights. To lift or lower the level...

  49. Casey Fitz

    Casey Fitz21 өдрийн өмнө

    Doug, Do not park a manual car in Neutral for god sake

  50. Danko Mrkonjić

    Danko Mrkonjić21 өдрийн өмнө

    Beautifull car, I was driving in it with 70 000km and it was like new, Audi is technik uber alles. And those side blades are beautifull IMO, but those "cat lights" that they put in USA on the cars are ugly AF.

  51. Alexander Telek

    Alexander Telek22 өдрийн өмнө

    R8 became famous because of Need for Speed Carbon. That was one of the biggest things that made it successful I think.

  52. O_O

    O_O22 өдрийн өмнө

    this das auto is ahead of time when super car are priced well than today million cars

  53. Khoa Ly

    Khoa Ly23 өдрийн өмнө

    Can you make a video about Lotus Europa

  54. DriveAndMaintain

    DriveAndMaintain24 өдрийн өмнө

    The original R8 was a timeless design. Looks much more clean and cohesive than the super-edgy ricer design it has now.

  55. Herr Kasten

    Herr Kasten24 өдрийн өмнө

    If audi releases an electric version of the r8 i hope it looks more like this, and not this new ridiculously aggresive style

  56. Alex Sanchez

    Alex Sanchez24 өдрийн өмнө

    the little dial next to the dimmer switch is to adjust the height direction of the xenon lights. so if you are "heavy loaded" you wont bright incoming traffic.

  57. Andreas Abrahamsson

    Andreas Abrahamsson24 өдрийн өмнө

    Wrong version to review. Should've been the manual V10. Proper sports car. The V8 always felt under-powered for the chassis.

  58. Rami _ajaj Correra cars , zemflo and Ahmad fan 420

    Rami _ajaj Correra cars , zemflo and Ahmad fan 42025 өдрийн өмнө

    Audi knows that your idiot and you’re gonna scratch it Doug: umm okay 😕

  59. Albin Linnros

    Albin Linnros25 өдрийн өмнө

    Sport mode on!

  60. SuitMan Gaming

    SuitMan Gaming26 өдрийн өмнө

    One day... Maybe I will buy this car #Dreams

  61. Weyta Widjaja

    Weyta Widjaja27 өдрийн өмнө

    If there's a Dougscore for age, doug would score 45

  62. František Polák

    František Polák27 өдрийн өмнө

    1) The small rear windows are there to make the side windows smaller in order to be able to roll all the way down into the doors. 2) The little middle cupholder is designed for standard esspresso cup size which we drink in Europe. 3) The blank dial next to the dimmer is usually for adjusting aim of the headlights. This R8 probably doesnt need that, or has some automatic system. So they used generic part which they use in all Audis, but left the dial blank.

  63. Karl Wickw

    Karl Wickw27 өдрийн өмнө

    still looks gorgeous today

  64. Aaron Syawal

    Aaron Syawal28 өдрийн өмнө

    Stop excited about exclamation mark doug!!!! Come on!!

  65. Aaron Syawal

    Aaron Syawal28 өдрийн өмнө

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="550">9:10</a> thats why you are not an engineer doug. Just keep reviewing cars and keep turn signals during race

  66. Nick John

    Nick John29 өдрийн өмнө

    blank switch to the left of the steering wheel might be for rising or lowering your headlights (might've been from another audi model)

  67. baseballhunter42

    baseballhunter4229 өдрийн өмнө

    The trunk is depressing.

  68. sommi

    sommiСарын өмнө

    💚💛💙🧡 Doug can you review my girlfriend and tell me about her Quirks & Features? 💚💛💙🧡

  69. sala sharif

    sala sharifСарын өмнө

    Doug looks so young in this video his hairline was okay back here

  70. J J

    J JСарын өмнө

    I am done listening your THIIIIIIIIIIS every time i click on your video ,

  71. Ethan Donald '20

    Ethan Donald '20Сарын өмнө

    Dang Doug is young af

  72. Michael Henry

    Michael HenryСарын өмнө

    I'm loving the falling flower petals in the intro:)

  73. Syauqi Fandi

    Syauqi FandiСарын өмнө

    "get audi r8 if you dont want other see your paper" good suggestion👍🏻

  74. Hendrik Schepkens

    Hendrik SchepkensСарын өмнө

    it stil looks modern

  75. Romello Romel

    Romello RomelСарын өмнө

    for christ sake Tony stark drives an Audi r8...of course its gonna attract attention...

  76. Apostolos Rtk

    Apostolos RtkСарын өмнө

    Everyone's first crush I'm talking for the car

  77. kotd009

    kotd009Сарын өмнө

    who would pay half mil on a car?

  78. Gregg Brodka

    Gregg BrodkaСарын өмнө

    Second little dial was possibly Coming Home light delay.

  79. Ryan Cole

    Ryan ColeСарын өмнө

    at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="555">9:15</a> the second dial is for headlight height (how high or low to the ground the beam is) the audi group use this on many other cars

  80. Dennis Valaine

    Dennis ValaineСарын өмнө

    Now that I think of it, imagine how many times he gets in and out of the car to move the camera angle😂

  81. Jeremiah Jacobs

    Jeremiah JacobsСарын өмнө

    Doug: The guy who has seen millions of R8s on the road