2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus Specs
- Price: $189,900 ($162,900 – R8 V10)
- Engine: 5.2-liter V10
- Horsepower: 610 hp
- Torque: 413 pound-feet
- 0–62: 3.2 seconds
- Top Speed: 205.1 mph
- Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic
Just as the first generation R8 was Audi’s version of the Gallardo, this new model is a German-tuned version of the Huracán. The second generation R8 comes in two variants: the V10 and V10 Plus, each utilizing the 5.2liter V10 FSI engine. The base model doles out 540 horsepower, while the range-topping V10 Plus packs 610 horsepower. With this additional horsepower comes great performance. The V10 Plus will accelerate from 0-62 mph in 3.2 seconds and has a top speed of 205.1 mph. It also features added equipment and greater rigidity and weighs up to 110.2 pounds less than its predecessor.
On the outside, the new R8 has a refreshed look. The front fascia has a redesigned grille, air intakes and headlights. The grille is now made with a honeycomb pattern, while the air intakes on either side have two vertical slates to direct air. Above the air intakes are redesigned LED headlights that can be fitted with Audi’s famous laser technology.
The V10 Plus will accelerate from 0-62 mph in 3.2 seconds and has a top speed of 205.1 mph
Along the sides, the design lines of the car are more pronounced, leading the eye into the large side air vents and up and over the rear wheels. A quick glance at the side of the car and you can see that Audi went with sharper design cues when compared to previous model years. Instead of the curved rear of the outgoing models, Audi opted for a flatter surface for the entire rear of the car. The newly designed tailpipes and taillights play into the flat surfaces and sharp edges. Overall, the 2016 R8 definitely looks new and different, but what’s more important is the power held within the heart of the V10 Plus. –