Audi R8 V10 plus

An update on the new Audi R8 – following its reveal in February and show debut in Geneva, Ingolstadt has announced that the order books have opened in Europe for the second-gen sports car, which is set for its market debut on the continent sometime in autumn.

Two variants will be made available, a base R8 V10, which goes for 165,000 euros (RM673,000) and the range-topping hardcore version, the R8 V10 plus, which is priced at 187,400 euros (RM765,000).

The standard R8 V10 has 540 hp and 540 Nm running off its 5.2 FSI mill, and performance numbers include a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 3.5 seconds and a 323 km/h top whack. The R8 V10 plus of course bumps things up, and output figures are 610 hp and 560 Nm, with a 0-100 km/h time of 3.2 seconds and a 330 km/h top speed to be had.

As mentioned in earlier reports, quattro is standard on all models, and the old viscous clutch from the first-gen R8 has been replaced with a hydraulic multi-plate clutch. This system can send up to 100% of torque to either the front wheels or to a rear mechanical limited-slip differential. The car is about 40% more rigid than before, but is 15% lighter thanks to the new Audi Space Frame (ASF).

Audi R8 V10

Audi R8 V10 plus