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Which is better?




The Audi R8 or the Lamborghini Huracan?


Both of these cars are considered impressive, exotic automobiles. While the Audi R8 has been available for considerably longer, being first introduced in 2006, the Huracan blessed the streets with its presence in 2014 as the replacement for the beloved Gallardo.



Both cars utilize an impressive all-wheel drive system, which can definitely be useful for putting the power to the pavement and helpful for our wide variety of seasonal weather here in Vancouver, BC.


But hey, let's dive into these two beautiful machines!

To kick things off let's get started with the Lamborghini Huracan:


The bullfighter special is propelled by a 5.2L naturally aspirated V10 engine boasting 602HP and a 0-60 time in 3 seconds.



With all the sleek lines and sharp edges you have come to expect from all Lamborghinis, the Huracan is a real eye catcher. Instead of using a single clutch transmission or E-gear system, the Huracan is equipped with a dual-clutch, paddle shifted transmission.



This car truly sets a whole new standard for exotics to follow. It has a competitive price tag while being an incredible and capable performer for a competitive brand.



Now for the Quattro legend, the Audi R8:

Powered by a 5.2L naturally aspirated V10 engine boasting 602HP and a 0-60 time in 3 seconds flat.


The Audi R8 is the flagship of all Audis. This beautiful rear engine mechanical pony has the same all-wheel drive system that has made Audi the rally legend they are known as today.



When it comes down to modern vehicles, the R8 is definitely one of the most beautiful and it really is as fast and functional as it looks! It can also be touted as one of the first cars with LED daytime running lights (which are now ubiquitous on everything down to a basic Toyota Corolla).



The only major drawback with the R8 is that it suffers from the same issue many exotics seem to, the fact that the interior is dated. We are talking about things such as Bluetooth audio not being standard equipment on some of the older models. You may find the later model S line cars to be better equipped on the inside.


Now, wait a second…. Did you notice something?



The reason these cars are such an iconic duo is because YES! They are indeed the same car.



Since Audi has owned the Lambo family for quite some time, now it's no surprise that they would have a mutual chassis in their lineups. The only differences to mention here are the obvious styling, price tag (with the Huracan being a fair bit more expensive). The R8 is actually faster and slightly more refined for driving (205mph top speed vs. 203 on the Huracan).



Now of course, which one you would pick would come down to your own preferences, so we are curious. If you had the choice, which one would you buy?

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