Motor Trend’s senior features editor Jonny Lieberman was never a big fan of the Audi R8. With the announcement of the 2014 Audi R8 V10 Plus, however, Lieberman was sent to Germany to give the mid-engine sports car another go, and see if the updates would change his mind.
On this week’s episode of Ignition, Lieberman gets to test the revised Audi R8 lineup on the race track, as well as out on the open road. Lieberman’s drive starts out behind the wheel of a 2014 R8 V10 Plus coupe on an Italian racetrack where the 550-hp, 396-lb-ft 5.2-liter V-10 shines, thanks to the new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Next, Lieberman hits the road, where the new transmission continues to impress. The editor then hops behind the wheel of the 2014 R8 V10 Plus convertible, where he delivers his final verdict on the sportscar.
Check out the latest episode of Ignition below to hear his thoughts.