2014 Audi R8 V10 Plus Coupe

A super-fast two-seat luxury coupe.

  • Likes
  • Performance
  • Braking
  • Dislikes
  • Semi-practical trunk

Based on the Lamborghini Gallardo, this German-built supercar compares favorably with its source material. Boasting a beefy 5.2-liter V10 with FSI direct injection, the Audi R8 V10 plus Coupe shoots from 0-60 in a blistering 3.7 seconds and reaches a top speed of 198 mph. The R8 V10 plus drops 150 pounds from the base model through the use of carbon fiber, and also boosts horsepower to 550 hp. Inside, Audi stays true to its luxury car credentials, offering Nappa leather seats, a navigation system and an optional music interface with iPod connectivity and a six-CD changer.

Warranty/Service: 4-year/50,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty; 12-year/unlimited-mile corrosion warranty; 4-year/unlimited-mile roadside assistance; 12-month/5,000-mile no-charge first scheduled maintenance

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Specs

Base Price: $179,645

As Tested: $179,645

  • 13 / 22 mpg
  • EPA
  • 3.7 sec
  • 0-60
  • 550 hp @ 8,000 rpm
  • Horsepower
  • 198 mph
  • Top Speed
  • Engine: 5.2-liter V10 with direct injection
  • Horsepower: 550 hp @ 8,000 rpm
  • Torque: 398 lb-ft @ 6,500 rpm
  • Transmission: S tronic 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • Curb Weight: 3,583 lbs
  • Wheelbase: 104.3 in
  • Length: 174.6 in
  • Width: 76 in
  • Height: 49.3 in
  • Turning circle: 38.7 ft
  • Brakes: cross-drilled and ventilated ceramic brakes with ABS
  • Suspension: double-wishbone front and rear
  • Traction: quattro all-wheel drive system, electronic stability control with traction control
  • 0-60 mph: 3.7 sec
  • 60-0 mph: n/a
  • Top Speed: 198 mph
  • EPA City: 13 mpg
  • EPA Highway: 22 mpg
  • Combined MPG: 16 mpg
  • Seating Capacity: 2
  • Safety: dual threshold airbags; seat-mounted head-chest side airbags; knee airbags

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