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Audi's New Supercar: The Audi R8

26 February 2016

Text by Scott Campbell | Photos by William Lai

The all-new R8 is the most powerful Audi production model ever.

With its breathtaking performance, high-revving naturally aspirated motor, precise handling and driver-focused interior, the supercar embodies the automotive distinction that has become synonymous with the four rings.

From the Racetrack to the Road

Featuring the same naturally-aspirated V10 engine found in the R8 LMS racecar, a completely new application of quattro® all-wheel drive, and a more functional yet technologically advanced cabin, the R8 is the pinnacle of performance for Audi, with no other model bearing a closer tie to racing.

Featuring an updated seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch transmission, which can shift gears in 120 ms, the V10 model, with 540 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque reaches 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and top track speed of 199 mph.

R8 Plus: A New Supercar

The new top model, the R8 V10 plus with 610 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque, catapults from zero to 100 kmh in 3.2 seconds and can achieve a top track speed of 300 kmh.

Visitors to the recently-concluded Singapore Motorshow 2016 were treated to an exclusive preview of the R8 V10 plus, specially flown in for the occasion, and unveiled for the very first time in South-East Asia.
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Weighing approximately 77 pounds less than the R8 V10, the V10 plus features standard Audi carbon ceramic brakes, carbon fiber rear diffuser, front lip spoiler, exterior mirror housings and fixed rear wing spoiler, and racing shell seats.

New standard features include Audi's 12.3-inch diagonal "Virtual Cockpit" configurable display screen in place of traditional gauges, and other new tech offerings include 4G LTE connectivity, Wi-Fi hot-spot capability, Google Earth imagery for the navigation system, and Audi Connect apps.

Catch the Audi R8 in action at the 2016 Audi Sport Driving Experience from 13 to 20 May.


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