The Long Awaited V10 Audi R8 is Here

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The unexpected has happened, the “captain sensibles” of Audi have fitted a V10 engine in the small, lightweight R8 supercar.

The V10 opera singer is good for propelling the lightweight car from 0 to 62 in a smidge under 4 seconds and can do 0 to 124.4 mph in 12 seconds. This means that while the Chevrolet Spark gets to 62, the new engined R8 reaches 124. The needle stops at 196.35 mph if you push the pedal all the way, it unleashed all 525 hp.

Due to the fact that the engine in the Gallardo is a screamer and you can hear it from miles away, we expect the R8 to sound just like the old one, but sharper, louder and as you reach its 8,700 rpm limit, a real ear drum blaster. In case you didn't know, both cars share the same platform.

The mid engine provides the R8 with a superb weight distribution that proves to be useful on the open road. The weight is distributed “ideally”(as Audi say) 44% on the front and 56% on the rear.

Ceramic brakes, a flappy paddle gearbox and special suspension settings, these are all options for the Audi R8... and the Lamborghini Gallardo.

The problem with fitting this engine is that, now, the R8 resembles the Lamborghini Gallardo too much. In reviews and test drives, the little supercar was thought to be one of the best in the world, while being a lot different than its italian counterpart.

It is known that the R8 shared a lot of pieces from the yellow bull, including the steering wheel, but now with this common engine they become the same car. Similar dimensions, similar weight, the same bits and pieces, the R8 starts to sound like a rebranded Lamborghini.
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