Looks Like the Audi R8 Does Have Rear Seats After All [LOL]

Regardless of whether we're talking about the 2016 Audi R8 or the first generation, Audi never marketed the car as a 2+2, simply because... the R8 never had more than one pair of seats. Or did it?
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Photo: screenshot from Youtube
As you'll be able to see in the clip below, two Youtube car spotters from Supercars of London, who are no strangers to the world of pranks, set out to see if you can really ride in the baNo, the Audi R8 isn't a 2+2 car and yet sitting on top of its rear shelf is just as comfortable as the rear-seat experience in the 911 or the Aston Martin of an Audi R8.

The guy who gets in the back is, according to his friend behind the wheel, a six-foot-four (1.95m) test dummy. As supercar lovers know, behind the R8's seats we find a rear shelf, which can be topped with a pair of Audi suitcases, for instance.

With the passenger seat taken all the way forward, the man gets on the shelf, with the pair setting off for an admittedly short trip. The conclusion? A rather surprising one, actually.

While nobody said the guy was comfortable hugging the seat in front of him or playing the part of a contortionist in order to keep his neck and head still attached to his torso, the trick can pulled.

Have you ever tried to sit in the back of a Porsche 911, which, by definition, is a two-plus-two? We have and we can tell you the experience was pretty much identical to what we've witnessed in this R8 video.

As the guys themselves explain, the rear-seat experience in the Aston Martin DBS isn't too different either. While we can agree with them on the British GT, we beg to differ when it comes to the Nissan GT-R, whose rear seats appeared usable to us.

Regardless, this only raises awareness on the carmakers' hypocrisy when it comes to seating. Not even the Bentley Continental GT has proper space in the back for adults. In fact, if you really want to travel decently in the second row in one of these cool machines, you'll have to go for the Ferrari FF. With its serious price tag and V12 heart, let's just say this is not the most affordable performance machine on the market.

Oh and we don't even want to get started on the seat firmness topic - it seems that most companies that make go-fast vehicles or even sporty versions of normal cars have decided that anything less than racing seat firmness won't do. This means that while you mind may be flooded with fireworks after a drive in such a car, you body will ask for a painkiller instead of champagne.

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