Audi recently invited Autobytel to check out the all-new 2017 Audi R8 V10 and V10 Plus. We drove the R8 from Palm Springs, California, to The Thermal Club to experience the way this German sports car seamlessly transitions from street to track.
Perhaps even more impressive—forward-thinking Audi made this track day a ladies-only event, as a way to highlight and showcase the R8’s unique road manners. Audi brought in Lea Croteau, an experienced race car driver and track instructor, to coach us through the road course and show us the redesigned Audi R8 in a controlled-yet-thrilling environment. Here are 10 things we learned about Audi’s street-legal sports car.