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Audi R8 с V10


The renowned Ingolstatt R8 coupe racing in the Le Mans Series has been fitted with a new engine from Lamborghini. According to the FIA ​​homologation rules, professional racing cars are required to have road versions.

Audi and Lamborghini are part of the Volkswagen concern. Thanks to this, the Germans found a replacement for the standard 8-cylinder R8 engine — the same 5.2-liter V10, which is installed in Italy on the Lamborghini LP-560-4. At the same time, the engine was derated from 560 to 528 hp. with., which, however, did not prevent the new product from becoming the fastest R8 and compete on the track with the Ferrari F430, which has only 490 hp in its arsenal. with.

Regardless of the choice of transmission (it can be either a mechanical 6-speed or semi-automatic R-Tronic), the acceleration time to 100 km / h for the new product takes only 3.9 seconds, and the maximum speed reaches 315 km / h.

Naturally, the road version of the R8 V10 received a more «calm» exterior than its racing

«Sister» of the R8 GT3. It has LED daytime running lights, larger wheels, a new diffuser in the rear bumper and a pair of chromed tailpipes (instead of four on the regular 420-horsepower V8 version). In addition to the exclusive leather trim, one of the most expensive Bang & Olufsen music systems has settled in the cabin of the fastest G8.

Following its premiere at the January NAIAS Auto Show in Detroit, the Audi R8 V10 will be available in the UK (in European currency terms) for € 140,800. The company has not yet announced the exact timing of the release of the model and production volumes.

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