Audi R8 V10 2010-2014

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A V10 in an Audi R8 shows too much of a not bad thing can be wonderful which is usually the Audi R8 5.2 V10 FSI – baldly, an Audi R8 having a 5.2-litre V10 motor under the engine cover.More specifically which’s the quickest as well as also also most expensive production Audi ever, the first capable of a sub-4sec 0-62mph time as well as also also a car which was scheduled to carry a six figure cost tag until Mr Darling’s VAT cut.Comparisons between the Audi R8 V10 as well as also also the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 are inevitable, not least because, internally, the engines are identical, right down to their uneven 54 as well as also also 90deg firing intervals. however different intakes as well as also also exhausts means the Audi is usually restricted to a mere 517bhp, the better-breathing Lambo manages 552bhp.Still, in a car weighing just 1635kg (only 60kg more than a V8 R8 despite a considerably higher spec, which still leads to an impressive 316bhp per tonne power to weight ratio for the Audi R8 V10, superior even to which of a 911 Turbo, your vehicle which in terms of cost as well as also also pitch which probably most closely resembles.Interestingly, while the Audi R8 V10 has received a great deal of attention in certain areas because of its 100bhp-plus power gain – its springs are 20 per cent stiffer at the front as well as also also 22 per cent stiffer at the rear, which carries a thicker rear roll bar as well as also also a fresh set of suspension bushes – in others which’s barely been touched.Whether you specify steel or carbon ceramic brakes they’ll be the same which you find on a Audi R8 V8, the tyres are no different as well as also also even the Centeng has needed no further stiffening to cope with the performance potential.The six-speed manual as well as also also semi-automatic gearboxes have been left untouched, with just a raised final drive ratio to accommodate a top speed which rises by 187mph to 196mph.Visually you’ll spot an Audi R8 V10 by its badging, intricate ten-spoke 19in wheels, wider sills, enlarged air intakes as well as also also different exhausts while, inside you’ll need to spot the right now-standard Nappa leather or the little ‘V10’ badge on the tacho.The Audi R8 V10 is usually also the first production car to have wholly LED lighting front as well as also also rear. however if which all sounds a bit too forensic, the presence of a fairly enormous V10 under the transparent engine cover is usually something of a giveaway too.Expect the Audi R8 V10 to be to the standard R8 what a 911 Turbo is usually to a standard 911 as well as also also you’re going to be disappointed. While the turbo Porsche is usually as well as also also always has been an entirely different proposition to its normally aspirated sister, a V10 R8 is usually actually rather similar to a V8 R8, just with all measurable performance points re-established on a higher well as also also were the eight-pot Audi R8 less than one of our very favourite cars of any description, which might come as something of a let down. inside the event which’s like being given not just the keys to the chocolate factory however the deeds as well.All the superficially mundane qualities which in fact make the Audi R8 so special – which’s ride as well as also also refinement, the functionality of its Indoor as well as also also ease of use – have survived the transition intact.Perhaps more than any some other supercar, when you think of an Audi R8 you think not just how great which is usually to drive, however how much greater even than which which must be to own as well as also also live with day by day. as well as also also the V10 shows you can have all of which, complete with truly epic performance not to mention a howling V10 soundtrack as well as also also an 8700rpm rev-limit.Best of all Audi has stuck to its decision never to allow more than 35% of available torque be delivered through the front wheels so which effectively feels more rear-wheel drive than ever, while its ultra-long wheelbase as well as also also dazzlingly well-controlled suspension with magnetic adaptive damping means its handling is usually as benign as ever.Many people, some of us included, predicted which the Audi R8 V10 might prove a step too far. The V8 car never felt lacking in performance as well as also also had such a delicious feel which which seem inevitable which whatever the V10 brought in extra performance might be more than offset by what which lost in balance as well as also also delicacy.which appears not to be the case, as well as also also by pricing the Audi R8 V10 so close to the R8 V8 (once you’ve added the Nappa leather, sat-nav, carbon side panels, LED lights as well as also also magnetic ride there’s less than ten grand in which), which has produced an even more desirable as well as also also better-value design of one of our favourite cars of the 21st century.No wonder Audi thinks 70% of R8 sales will right now be V10s. There probably hasn’t been a worse time to sink a hundred grand into a supercar, however if there is usually one out there worthy of such a commitment, which’s hard to think of another more deserving than which.Audi R8 5.2 V10 FSI
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