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Raucous Audi R8 With Stick Shift, N/A V10 Is What Supercar Dreams Are Made Of

There was a time when most supercars used to pack naturally aspirated fire-breathing monsters, connected to the wheels via a good old manual transmission. This first generation Audi R8 comes from that era, and unlike its successor, which can only be had with a self-shifting seven-speed gearbox, it boasts the engaging six-speed stick shift.
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Part of a very rare and dying breed, the German supercar has been placed under the spotlight by Forgestar because, you guessed it, it sits on one of their wheelsets. The CF5V has a Y-spoke pattern, gloss anthracite finish, and measures 8.5x19 at the front and 11x19 inches at the rear.

Contrasting the Samoa Orange paintjob of the R8, they spin around the orange brake calipers that otherwise hug the drilled rotors. The high-end brakes bring the exotic model to a full stop in no time, while setting it in motion is a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine.

The 518 brake horsepower (525 ps / 386 kW) and 391 pound-feet (530 Nm) of torque produced rockets it to 62 mph (100 kph) in less than 4 seconds, and if the road and legislation allow it, up to 196 mph (315 kph). The quattro all-wheel drive system enhances traction in poor weather conditions, making it a great daily driver together with the generous assortment (for the era) of safety equipment.

Now, the straight-line performance, bar the top speed, of this particular model may be comparable to the finest modern hyper hatchbacks. But the truth is that no such vehicle can come close to providing the same thrills to the person holding the wheel. Also, it looks the part with the soft lines running across its length, and big air intakes, and it is a true dream ride in this combination that you can admire in the extensive image gallery shared above.

 
 
 
 
 

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