Wed 10 Dec 2008
A Dutch website has pulled away the blanket of secrecy surrounding the forthcoming Audi R8 V10 by letting out the first official images and initial specifications. The range-topping R8 will most likely be revealed at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2009. According to the ‘leakers’, the R8 V10 is equipped with a detuned version of the Lamborghini’s 5.2-liter V10 engine pumping out a sweet 525HP. The sprint from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) is said to come in 3.9 sec while the mid-engined sportscar can achieve a top speed of 315 km/h (196 mph).
The R8 V10 gets the usual cosmetic upgrades that we see on Audi’s “S” and “R” models like the chromed grille stripes, the aluminum mirror caps, new alloy wheel designs and a restyled rear bumper that incorporates two exhaust pipes instead of four like the R8 4.2-liter V8. Inside, the only visible difference between the V8 and the V10 R8 seems to concern the blacked-out gauges of the instrument panel.
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