Audi's finest, about to be replaced.
The 2016 R8 has just been announced. It's a V10 powered lighter weight monster with all sorts of awesome technology, which make it faster around a race track. Unfortunately, much of that technology conspires to alleviate the driver from the responsibility of doing what is really important - DRIVING.
Cars have gotten to the point where they are almost too good. Even 10 years ago, in the pinnacle of automotive engineering available for the general public to drive on public roads, you still had to work at it. You either had a flappy paddle gear shift that would dump you latte out on your passenger during a hard shift or a manual whose timing had to be perfect. Hydraulic steering had been pretty much perfected such that the effort could be tuned but information about what the tires were doing still came through. Navigation systems were crude and unobstrusive, you turned them off when you got to the road you wanted to drive on. Stability control was crude and got in the way of anything resembling fun.
Silicon Valley Dad, who loves cars, cooking, clothes and cameras