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Great performance.

3.2 seconds – all it needs to turn a first impression into a lasting one. The 5.2 FSI is available in two versions: one with 397 kW (540 hp) and another sporting 449 kW (610 hp). The sound of the freely aspirated V10 engine, whose maximum torque is available at 6,500 rpm, has become even fuller and sharper.

The new generation of the Audi R8 utilizes the latest development of the ten-cylinder engine. With its spontaneous throttle response, quick revving up to 6,500 rpm and inimitable roaring sound, the naturally aspirated 5.2 FSI engine is enough to give you goose bumps. In the new R8, the freely aspirated V10 engine offers even more power and torque than before. Controllable flaps in the exhaust pipe and an optional sport exhaust system make the car sound even more characteristic.

Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI plus

The R8 V10 plus is even more powerful and is the fastest series-production Audi of all time. It develops 449 kW (610 hp) and its maximum torque of 560 Nm (413.0 lb-ft) is available at 6,500 rpm. The performance figures are equally impressive: 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.2 seconds, 0 to 200 km/h (124.3 mph) in 9.9 seconds, and a top speed of 330 km/h (205.1 mph).

Strong down to the finest detail

The dry sump lubrication system completes the 5.2 FSI's technical equipment package. The ten-cylinder engine is built by hand in the Hungarian engine plant in Györ. Classic motorsport technology makes it possible to install the power unit very low down, which greatly benefits the car's centre of gravity. This also ensures that the oil supply functions well even under extreme lateral acceleration.

S tronic®

Both in the Audi R8 V10 as well as the Audi R8 V10 plus the forces are directed to a lightning-fast seven-speed S tronic transmission system, which is mounted behind the engine. Three different drive modes offer the driver full adaptability, if desired the S tronic can also be controlled manually. Gear change commands are transmitted electronically (by wire). A launch control feature manages the maximum acceleration from a standing start. Another S tronic function is activated when the driver takes his foot off the gas at speeds over 55 km/h. In this case both clutches open and the car enters a coasting mode. Especially during real-life use by customers this feature saves considerable amounts of fuel.

quattro®, the permanent all-wheel drive

The permanent quattro all-wheel drive gives the R8 Coupé a decisive plus in terms of stability and traction compared to its two-wheel drive competitors. On the front axle an electro-hydraulic multi-plate clutch replaces the viscous coupling unit of the predecessor model. Depending on the driving situation and the weather conditions the newly developed quattro drive allows a completely free, fully variable distribution of the drive torques between the front and rear axle. In normal operation up to 100 percent of the power output is directed to the rear wheels, if required, the clutch will redirect up to 100 percent of this power output to the front axle, increasing it in continuous increments. Thanks to the mechanical, limited-slip differential on the rear axle the driver experiences maximum traction without slippage.