2013 Audi R8 V10 plus

Audi rolls out new range-topping R8 V10 plus Coupe

Audi has announced a new plus Coupe addition to the 2013 R8 V10 range with more performance and new transmission and features to the whole R8 range.

When an automaker is the leader in performance, they can’t stand still and Audi is moving forward by updating the whole R8 high-performance model range for 2013. Audi has announced an all-new 2013 R8 V10 plus model and the addition of a new S tronic transmission that makes its debut in the model range. The Audi R8 has always been the brands top spearhead model, and now it gets even better with more power, a new transmission and updates to the lights and the use of new lightweight materials to reduce weight.

Three engine choices and a new S tronic transmission

The 2013 Audi R8 comes in Coupe and Spyder body styles and will be offered with three engines. The standard V8 delivers 430 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque, and with the new S tronic the Coupe sprints from 0-62 in 4.3 seconds with a top speed of 186 mph. The Audi R8 V10 produces 525 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque and goes from 0-62 in 3.6 seconds and has a top speed of 195 mph.

The R8 will still come with the six-speed manual, but an all-new seven-speed S tronic replaces the R tronic used previously, and will come standard on all V10 models. The new S tronic features a dual-clutch with a launch control function that provides optimal traction when starting. Power is delivered to all four wheels via the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system with a rear-axle bias.

The new range-topping R8 V10 plus Coupe

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