The ten-cylinder engine is available in two versions. In the R8 V10, it develops a power of 540 hp from its 5,204 cc displacement and a torque of 540 Nm at an engine speed of 6,500 rpm. The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h takes just 3.5 seconds, and it can reach a top speed of 323 km/h.
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 610 hp and its maximum torque of 560 Nm is available at 6,500 rpm. The performance figures are equally impressive: 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds, 0 to 200 km/h in 9.9 seconds, and a top speed of 330 km/h.
In both engine versions, power is transmitted to a rapid-shifting seven-speed S tronic transmission installed behind the engine. The S tronic has three automatic modes and can also be controlled manually. Shift commands are transmitted electronically (shift by wire). The launch control system manages full-throttle acceleration from a standing start. Another function of the S tronic comes into play when the driver’s foot is removed from the accelerator pedal at speeds above 55 km/h. In such cases, both clutches open and the car goes into coasting mode. This function saves a considerable amount of fuel, especially in everyday use.
The quattro permanent all-wheel drive system gives the new R8 a decisive plus in terms of stability and traction when compared with two-wheel-drive competitors. On the front axle, an electrohydraulic multi-plate clutch replaces the Visco clutch of the predecessor model. The newly developed quattro drive system enables completely unrestricted and fully variable distribution of the drive torque to the front and rear axles depending on the driving situation and weather. In normal operation, up to 100 percent is transmitted to the rear wheels and, if required, the clutch continuously diverts up to 100 percent of this torque to the front wheels. Thanks to the mechanical differential lock on the rear axle, the driver experiences maximum traction without any slip.
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