The Audi R8 V10 is a performance version of the already immense
V8 powered R8. The engine is a revised version of the 5.2 litre
V10 found in the Lamborghini Gallardo. In the R8 V10 it produces
525 horsepower. The engine R8 V10 is almost identical in construction
to the one in the R8 GT3 race car.
Its displacement is 5,204 cc, at 6,500 rpm it delivers 530 Nm
(390.91 lb-ft) of torque, at 8,000 rpm its power tops out at
525 hp (386 kW). This gives the car a 0-60 mph time of just
under 4 seconds and a 196 mph top speed.
The V10 is a revised version of the unit used
in the Lamborghini Gallardo
As with all performance Audi's the R8 V10 has subtle yet telling
cosmetic upgrades which distinguish it from the standard model.
For the R8 V10 this means chrome grille strips, exclusive wheels,
new mirror housings, redesigned LED headlights, a revised rear
bumper modified to accept the new exhaust tips, and a redesigned
rear panel underneath the taillights. The interior of the Audi
R8 V10 is almost identical to the V8 powered car except the
for black dial backings and a chrome plated left foot rest.
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Audi TT V6 Quattro (2007)
Audi TT V6 Quattro
Audi TT V6 Convertible
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Audi R8 V10 Press Release parts:
The Audi R8 V10 is the result of cumulative know-how from Audi's
string of Le Mans victories. Its naturally aspirated engine
combines racing technology such as dry sump lubrication with
FSI gasoline direct injection. The ten-cylinder design is the
perfect synthesis for impressive top performance, mighty pulling
power, and low weight. Starting in 2009, this engine will also
prove its potential on the world's racetracks – in the new R8
racing car Audi is developing for customer teams in conformance
with the GT3 rules.
The technical refinements of the long-stroke ten-cylinder engine
include dry sump lubrication, which allows the engine to be
mounted low within the chassis. The wide cylinder angle of 90
degrees also makes for a low center of gravity. The crankcase
is a high-strength aluminum-alloy casting produced in a complex
process. The connecting rods are made of forged steel, the pistons
of aluminum. The four camshafts are chain-driven and each is
adjustable through 42 degrees. This provides great latitude
in controlling the valve timing. In combination with the straight,
flow-optimized ducts of the intake manifold, this improves the
charge throughout the entire speed range.
The R8 5.2 FSI quattro has a six-speed transmission. A precise
and smooth-shifting manual transmission comes as standard equipment.
The sequential R tronic is available as an option. The high-tech
gearshift conveys an authentic racing feel with the rocker
switches at the steering wheel and the short shifting times
of usually less than one-tenth of a second. When the driver
actuates the Launch Control program by pressing a button, the
R8 V10 takes off in a vehement quick-start with electronically
controlled tire slip both with the R tronic and with
the manual transmission.
The R8 5.2 FSI quattro is optionally available with a ceramic
brake system whose disks are made of a composite material containing
high-strength carbon fibers and abrasion-resistant silicon carbide.
These are especially light: their combined weight is nine kilograms
(19.84 lb) less than the weight of equivalent steel disks. The
ceramic brakes can easily cope with the harsher requirements
of racing, won't corrode, and have a typical service life of
300,000 kilometers (186,400 miles). Their calipers are painted
charcoal gray and emblazoned with the inscription "Audi
Special details also distinguish the body of the R8 V10. Its
sideblades are more accentuated than in the eight-cylinder version.
The side sills are more striking and wider; the exhaust grilles
at the rear windows have a matt aluminum look.
The interior of the Audi R8 V10 provides a unique racing ambience
at the luxury level. Its dominant element is the so-called monoposto
a wide arc that contains the steering wheel and the cockpit.
As always in an Audi, the workmanship is of the highest quality.
The surfaces of the dashboard and doors are lined with fine
materials and adorned with precisely stitched decorative seams.