At Signature we know what it’s like to lust after supercars when you can’t quite afford to buy one. It’s why, in fact, we have a loyal client base – we provide highly maintained, highly spec’d luxury and supercars for a fraction of their retail price, giving you all the fun without any of the cleaning, maintenance and security headaches which come with owning one of these prestigious cars.
If you’re in the market to buy a supercar, however, you may be interested in what a lot of people are only just waking up to: the second generation Audi R8 is actually faster than the Lamborghini Huracan. In fact, it’s a whopping .2 seconds faster from 0-60 MPH, doing the stretch in 2.6 seconds compared to the Huracan’s 2.8. According to Motor Trend, this makes the 2017 Audi R8 the fastest naturally aspirated car to 60 MPH that they’ve ever tested. It also means the car can almost keep up with the McLaren P1 and the Bugatti Veyron!
If your main consideration is speed, the Audi R8 is a serious rival to the Huracan. What’s more, it’s $65,000 cheaper than it’s Lamborghini cousin, making it a very tempting option for those who want sublime performance – and the exact same engine – housed in a more understated shell.
What it really comes down to, we think, is aesthetics. On UK roads there are, sadly, very few places where you can test your 0-60 MPH capabilities, so the style and feel of the car are probably going to have more of an impact on your day to day life. Both cars are gorgeous: the Audi R8 is a sleek, powerful car that will still turn heads despite its subtleties, while the
Lamborghini Huracan is a dazzling example of supercar engineering that – we know!- proves irresistible to any fan of the marque.
We have both cars in our fleet, so if you’re not sure which one you’d prefer, why not take each of them out for a spin? There’s nothing like actually sitting behind the wheel of a car to make up your mind!