Owning an Audi R8 V8


These are all mapped along with a number of my other (non R8) journeys including maps, altitudes and timelapse video's of the journey.

  • LeTouquet via LeShuttle
  • From Dorking to Berlin and back (2000km / 1200miles) in 4 days. I think each leg of this journey could be done in 1 long day, but for this first time that didn't seem a good idea. 
    • Journey Out, Day One (to Bielefeld) got lost due to a satnav routing error in Antwerp and lost an hour. Toward the end there were some high speed sections on the A2, 200+km/h logged and a very nice evening at a hotel just off the A2. Day Two (to Berlin), it became apparent that 300km/h on a public road with a non perfect surface is just not attainable. 
    • Return Journey, Berlin to Eindhoven no getting lost this time and managed 254km/h (158mph) measured on the satnav. Geldrop to Calais for some shopping and then across the channel home.
  • Dorking via Hardwick Hall to Newcastle 12hr day, but 5hrs driving time.
  • Through the Tyne Tunnel


  1. Lifting, Jacking onto Axle stands
  2. Removing Sill covers


  1. I struggled to find a Mobile Phone mount that worked, so I made one myself.
  2. Side Blade Wrap (Matrix digital print)
  3. Getting in an out (to avoid damaging the seat)

There are countless bloggers online with views on owning R8s.  I got quite a lot of information from watching YouTube videos, but apart from this being my personal journey it doesn't have the banal "chat" that you have to forward through to find useful facts.

One of the fun things I've done is take photo's of things I've had in the luggage compartment...

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Originally from East London in South Africa. Now living in Dorking, Surrey via the London Borough of Sutton and Cape Town