VIDEO: Audi R8 V10 Plus review

Audi has upped the ante with its second-gen R8 by releasing its most powerful version at launch. That’s the R8 V10 Plus, which produces 449kW/560Nm thanks to its normally aspirated and free revving 5.2 litre engine. The current entry level R8 V10 is good for a still very healthy 397kW/540Nm, but when you can have […]

Entry-level Audi R8 now with turbo V6?

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The free-revving and much loved 4.2 litre normally aspirated V8 is expected to be cut from the R8 range and replaced with a 2.9 litre twin-turbo V6. For now, the second-gen R8 has only been revealed with V10 power. The move to a force-fed V6 for the entry-level model is being made partly for reduced […]

An early look at the all-new Audi R8 V10 Plus

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Jethro Bovingdon from Evo is fresh from a shotgun ride in an all-new Audi R8 V10 around the gorgeous Ascari race resort. Here’s a few of this thoughts, but be sure to follow the source link below for the full yarn, which is well worth the read: First the basics. The new R8 will be […]

Limited-run Audi R8 competition revealed

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Audi of America will be launching the limited-edition R8 competition at the LA Auto Show next month. Only 60 will be made with deliveries to commence in early 2015. Powered by the well proven 5.2 litre V10, the 570hp (425kW) on tap and 7-speed S tronic transmission can propel the R8 competition to 60mph in […]

Audi R8 V10 plus v Renault Clio Cup racecar

The latest track battle from Evo is totally pointless, but that’s precisely what makes it compulsory viewing! Dicke Meaden, no stranger to a racetrack, pairs up the awesome Audi R8 V10 plus with the fesity little Renault Clio Cup racecar. Taking a quick view at the basic specs of each the ingredients of the script […]

Ringing it with Audi, Jag, Mercedes and VW

Regardless of what the new owners will have in store for the Nürburgring when they takeover next year it’s clear the industry pool is still in full swing. Here’s four videos thanks to Dale from Bridge to Gantry which show a Mercedes AMG GT, an Audi R8 of some description (possibly turbocharged), a Jaguar XE […]

Chris Harris compares Audi R8 GT3 and R8 V10

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Chris Harris is a lucky man. This we know. But he’s further proved this point by being given the keys and the pit crew to an Audi R8 V10 road car and an R8 LMS Ultra GT3 racecar and an empty Nürburgring grand prix track. The aim of this exercise was to see how closely […]

Is Audi cooking a hotter R8 GT?

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We bring you a tasty one minute video of what appears to be an Audi R8 GT circulating at the Nürburgring. The limited run of 333 R8 GTs was launched back in 2010 so it would stand to reason if Audi was going to release a new version based on the since facelifted R8. And […]

Frankfurt 2013: Audi nanuk quattro concept

This crazy looking, crazy sounding concept from Audi is not a tribute to Mork and Mindy. And it’s not a polar bear, either. It’s actually the new R8 in an SUV disguise. An R8 SUV?! Yes, well, perhaps it may as well have been a polar bear from Ork after all. In concept form Audi […]

Chris Harris and the element of surprise

Here’s your latest Chris Harris fix. Today he’s at the wheel of the highly desirable Audi R8 V10 Plus, the equally wantable 997 Porsche 911 Turbo S and giant killing Nissan GT-R that’s been warmed over by Litchfield. He tracks the cars around Anglesey, down the Bruntingthorpe drag strip and on the road. Whatever order […]

2013 Audi R8 – Australian pricing & specs

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Audi Australia has just launched the facelifted R8 to the local market. With that comes the 404kW R8 V10 plus, boasting the title of Audi’s fastest ever production car. Thanks to its Lamborghini-sourced 5.2 litre V10 and a 7-speed S tronic dual clutch transmission it can knock-off 100km/h in only 3.5 seconds. Its top speed […]

Does my arse look loud in this?

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Audi UK brings us some photos of an arseless R8 V10 plus; that is, Audi, in their wonderful wisdom, has removed the cosmetic bits of the car’s back end for our aural pleasure. Make sure you watch the clip after the break.