Audi R8 V10 Plus: New Top Model To The Family

Audi R8 V10 Plus, an addition to The Audi Family

The company, Audi  has added a new top model to the family of Audi, a new R8 V10 Plus.

Offering an increase of 25 horsepower over a base R8 V10 version, the new R8 V10 Plus is now also available in the U.S. This is, in fact, the second Plus model offered by Audi.

Compared to the rest of the R8 lineup, the new Plus version is distinguished by carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) additions from just about every angle of the sports car, including the front splitter, lateral air inlets, the huge rear diffuser, the lining in the engine compartment. The intense use of carbon fiber has helped drop the car’s total weight to an impressive 3,461 pounds.

Audi R8 V10 Plus, an addition to The Audi Family

In addition to these features, the vent louvers next to the rear window have been painted in matte black, while the dual round exhaust tailpipe trim sections have been finished in gloss black. The new R8 V10 Plus also features LED lights that illuminate the engine compartment.

As with the previous Plus model in Audi’s lineup, the new R8 V10 Plus is all about being lighter and more powerful. To achieve this goal, Audi used adjustable bucket seats with a glass fiber reinforced plastic (GFRP) chassis, reduced the amount of insulating materials, fitted special light-alloy wheels and installed lightweight chassis components, like the standard ceramic brakes.

These additions join the many carbon-fiber elements of the new R8 Plus. These carbon-fiber reinforced plastic components include the front splitter, lateral air inlets and the huge rear diffuser.

Aside from the lightweight elements, the exterior has been tweaked aesthetically to include matte-black vent louvers next to the rear window and dual gloss-black round exhaust tailpipe trim sections.

Just like with all the other revised R8 models, the new R8 V10 Plus will get new, high-quality diamond-stitch leather seats, a new leather-covered multifunction sports steering wheels with an R8 logo.

Audi R8 V10 Plus interiors

Audi R8 V10 Plus interiors

The R8 V10 offers lots of advanced technologies, like the new Audi MMI Navigation plus system or an available Bang&Olufsen Sound System.

The new R8 V10 Plus is definitely a nice addition for those looking for the extreme R8 model. It is more powerful than any other R8 model in the lineup, but it is also the most expensive one.

It will go on sale at a price of $170,545 for the manual version and $179,645 for the S tronic version.

Audi R8 V10 Plus, an addition to The Audi Family



Max speed 317 kph (196.54 mph)
0 - 100 kph 3.4 s
0 - 200 kph 10.6 s
0 - 100 mph 7.6 s
0 - 150 mph 17.5 s


Power                405 kw (542 bhp / 550 ps) @ 8000 rpm
Torque                540 Nm (400 lb-ft) @ 6500 rpm
Displacement        5.2 liters (318 ci)
Bore and stroke      84.5 mm (3.3 in) x 92.8 mm (3.7 in)
Compression       12.5 to 1
Engine type       10 cylinders V 90°, Naturally-aspirated, DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl, FSI
Engine location       middle

General data

Gearbox                 7 Speed S-Tronic Automatic or Optional 6-Speed manual
Drive                 all wheel drive
Fuel capacity         75 l
Year of introduction 2013
Home country         Germany


Curb weight 1570 kg (3454 lbs) +
Size                 4.44 m (175 in) long, 1.93 m (76 in) wide and 1.25 m (49 in) high
Wheelbase 2.65 m (104.3 in)
Track width 1.64 m (64.5 in) front, 1.6 m (62.8 in) rear


Power to Weight ratio 346 bhp/tonne
Power per liter                 104 bhp/liter
1/8 mile (est)                 7.4 s @ 100 mph
1/4 mile (est)                 11.4 s @ 124 mph
1/2 mile (est)                 17.9 s @ 149 mph
1 mile (est)                 29.2 s @ 169 mph

SOURCE: fastestlaps


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Write by: RC - Friday, July 5, 2013

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