I occasionally see and R8 going to work, it's always coming from the opposite direction and it looks awesome. Much more impressive in person than pictures. The car is so wide and low it looks like a stealth fighter coming at you.
It maybe a poor mans Lambo but that is fine with me. A new V10 is $50-$75k less than the Lambo and any Audi dealer can service it. I sometimes see used low mileage V8's for high $90's. A lot of money but a lot of car for the money.
The R8 really competes with the 911 and all it's variations.
08 750i - Black Sapphire, Comfort Seat pkg, Premium Sound, Rear Heated Seats
Vorsteiner V105's w/Michelin Pilots shipping 3/1/11 20x8.5 F, 20x10 R
Planned upgrades - Quaife LSD, Dinan Software, throttle body and exhaust