Official details and images of the highly anticipated Audi R8 V10 have emerged on the internet ahead of the Detroit Motor Show next month. The V10 powered R8 is the fastest production R8 yet and comes with a 5.2 liter V10 engine producing 525 hp, the same as in the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4.
This power plant has also previously appeared in the R8 LMS GT3 racer and helps the street version complete the century sprint in 3.9 seconds and onto a top speed deep within supercar territory – 315km/h.
Unique to the R8 V10 are the LED headlights for the main and dipped beams, a first for the R8. And daytime running lights. A new rear diffuser creating more down force is also special to this model and twin oval tailpipes tag the rear of the V10, as opposed to the quad chrome exhaust of the V8 version.
The V10 also features magnetic ride dampers and comes with a choice of a six-speed manual or an R tronic semi-automatic gearbox.
On the inside you get a Bang and Olufsen system, which, for the average reader, costs about as much as your current car is worth. There’s a Nappa leather finish too.
The R8 V10 will cost 121,800 pounds in the UK (140,800 euros).