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Audi R8 V10 Plus - 1

Audi has strapped the new Audi R8 V10 plus to a dyno sans its rear bumper, engine cover and half of its exhaust. Then they filmed it.

The video shows the new 404kW/540Nm 5.2-litre V10-powered Audi R8 V10 plus starting up, turning its wheels on the dyno and then marching through the gears in an aurally exhilarating fashion. The flames belching from the open exhausts on downshifts are equally enjoyable.

Audi R8 V10 Plus - 2

The Audi R8 V10 plus launches locally later this month alongside the regular 386kW/530Nm Audi R8 V10 and 316kW/430Nm 4.2-litre V8-engined R8. All are available with either a six-speed manual or a new paddle-shifted seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission with the V10 plus setting the performance bar with a 0-100km/h time of 3.5 seconds (3.8secs for the manual) and a top speed of 319km/h (317km/h for the S tronic).

Audi UK national communications manager Kristian Dean said the new Audi R8 V10 plus pushed the boundaries in terms of performance and innovation.

“The new video content gives car enthusiasts the opportunity to hear the R8 V10 plus being taken to the red line.”

 

Prices will be revealed closer to the supercar’s upcoming Phillip Island launch, though the updated R8 range is expected to hold close to the current line-up’s $271,500 starting point.

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