The Audi R8 V10 is a strong sports car from Neckersulm, where Audi’s technical team assembles the parts by hand to ensure production to the highest standards. As is the general rule with top-of-the-line supercars, the Neckersulm competitor for this prestigious title is produced in a relatively small series - the factory delivers approximately 400 units per month. Although this figure is slightly above the average in the world of exotic cars, it is already a guarantee of quality in itself. Considering the combination of an extremely powerful 5.2-liter V10 engine and a compact body, the Audi R8 coupe ranks alongside road cars such as the Porsche 911 4S, Corvette C6 or the Lamborghini Gallardo, on whose platform it is built.
The first examples of the R8 boasted already quite lively V8 and V10 engines, but after the redesign of the 2016 model, the choice fell on the V10 in two powers, with the initial developing 540 hp and the more powerful 602 hp at 8100 rpm. The Audi R8 V10 comes with quattro drive as a standard, and the same goes for the 6-speed sequential gear shift - the classic manual didn’t come on offer at all. Everything related to the R8 is characterized by exceptional luxury. The interior is unobtrusive, but at the same time very elegant, and the space is well used. Equally impressive is the design of the aluminum body with carbon fiber elements, in which Audi is equal not only to its German rivals such as Mercedes-Benz AMG or BMW i8, but also the giants such as McLaren.
For all convertible enthusiasts, the Spyder will undoubtedly be a real treat. Since the aluminum roof of the coupe has been replaced by a canvas one, an increase in engine noise is entirely expected. Compared to the standard Audi R8 coupe, the Spyder weighs 80 kg, which results in only imperceptibly lower performance. But considering that the convertible comes bundled with a 540 hp V10 engine, as well as a coupe, and that the equipment includes a 7-speed S tronic transmission, it is clear that here the R8 does not lose anything of its uniqueness. For those who want an even stronger experience, the Audi R8 GT in a spyder or coupe variant has been produced in a particularly limited series. Due to the light body and 560 hp, the GT was known as the definitive, most extreme version until the appearance of the new V10 model.
Although it captivates the eye while standing still and delights with the comfort and quality of the components, the question of all questions is how the Audi R8 coupe behaves while driving. And the answer is - absolutely phenomenally, without any exaggerations. The roar of the otto-engine and the rapid response to the gas will cause an adrenaline rush for every sports enthusiast. The top speed of 318 km / h and acceleration to 100 km / h in 3.6 seconds will not leave anyone indifferent. The Audi R8 V10 Plus with its factory 600 hp shows even more impressive results - it reaches 100 km / h in just 3.2 seconds and reaches a top speed of 333 km / h. Newer models have further improved steering distance and steering precision. Thanks to quattro drive and innovative technological solutions, the R8 will never seem unruly and strenuous to drive, making it perfect for any road.
The Audi R8 coupe is definitely not one of the "naked" supercars that shows top racing performance, but makes trade-offs when it comes to equipment. Audi engineers did not hesitate to implement a multitude of electronics, which proved to be a complete hit. Virtual cockpit technology allows complete control over every aspect of the ride. The digital control panel has an LCD TV display with touch option, which is distinct and easy to use. The smart interface allows you to individualize all parameters and connect to your smartphone. The navigation system is modern, user-friendly and very reliable. The Audi R8 Performance, which is actually a V10 Plus with an optional equipment package, also offers three different driving settings - dry, rain and snow, giving you maximum adaptability to weather conditions. We should not forget the technology of optimizing fuel consumption and reducing CO2 emissions, which is certainly an advantage.
In order for the R8 to fully realize its potential, it needs to be placed in the right environment - on the racetrack. Here it is possible to freely test its limits, or, in other words, its drift behavior, which this sleek athlete masters with ease. On the other hand, it proves to be quite practical for everyday tasks, so it is a great choice for long-distance driving. By software selection between auto, comfort and dynamic modes, it is possible to more precisely differentiate this range and adjust the parameters for easier or more aggressive driving. If you want to feel the excitement of driving a supercar, or simply want a fast and reliable car for your next transfer, try all the benefits of the Audi R8 V10 by choosing our VIP Taxi service.