The V10 Plus comes with the Lamborghini-sourced 5.2-litre V10 engine, which now turns out 542bhp and 55kgm torque. The engine is mated to a 7-speed S Tronic automatic gearbox. The R8 can now go from zero to 100 kmph in a mere 3.5 seconds.
Audi has made extensive use of carbonfibre to present the V10 Plus an improved power-to-weight ratio than earlier.
Michael Perschke, managing director, Audi India, at the launch of the R8 V10 Plus said that “With its sporty and powerful identity, spontaneous responsiveness and extraordinarily high revving, this new member of the R8 family, the V10 plus is the ideal high performance coupé which truly embodies progressiveness and superior performance.”
Perschke added that “I’m confident that this high performance super sportscar will allow us to further build upon our leadership position in the super sportscar segment in India and maintain the iconic position of the R8 in India.”