Audi rolls out new range-topping R8 V10 plus Coupe
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