Having the Audi R8 back on Liberty Street is great. I agree with Phil that black-on-black color scheme on this R8 is pretty slick. I'm afraid adding black wheels would just contribute to the vehicle's batmobile-ish features it already possesses. I do like the black interior far more than our recently departed four-seasons Limestone Gray. It's easier on the eyes, looks classy, and allows the carbon fiber and chrome accents to really stand out.
The R Tronic transmission is just fine. It can be jerky and shift unexpectedly in automatic mode, but when you put the vehicle in sport mode and use the paddle shifters, the transmission is awesome and rips off lightning quick shifts. I still prefer the manual strictly for the fun aspect.
Mike Ofiara, Road Test Coordinator